Behind the Scenes of the ALJ: It’s the journal traditionally heralded as holding the most topical of legal issues. With a new General Editor and expanded editorial board, The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) is going through an exciting process of rejuvenation. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, we look behind the scenes of the ALJ and learn more about the Editorial Board and their collaborative content selection process.
The May Part of the Australian Law Journal marks the ALJ’s 90th anniversary since it first started in 1927, and is a Special Issue on Indigenous Australians and the law, with articles curated by Professor Megan Davis, UNSW’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous: “Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Paths to Failure and Possible Paths to Success” – Shireen Morris and Noel Pearson; “Testamentary Freedom and Customary Law: The Impact Of Succession Law on the Inheritance Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia” – Prue Vines; “Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA” – Lauren Butterly, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina; “Two New Township Leases on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory” – Leon Terrill; “Ensuring Ethical Collaborations in Indigenous Arts and Records Management” – Terri Janke; “Thinking Outside the Constitution on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: Entrenching the Racial Discrimination Act” – Dylan Lino; “Administrative Law” – Gemma McKinnon; “What Does National Equality Law Have to do with Closing the Gap?” – Laura Beacroft. This Part also includes the following sections: “Current Issues”; Prof Peter Butt’s final notes on “Conveyancing and Property”; and two new Sections: “The Legal Observer” by Michael Pelly; and “Statutory Interpretation” by the Hon Justice John Basten; as well as Book Reviews.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Deference” – Stephen Gageler; “Judicial review of administrative decisions: Should there be a 21st-century rethink?” – Steven Rares; “How statutory interpretation sustains administrative law” – Jeffrey Barnes; and “Falling asleep at its master’s feet? The Kable principle and Royal Commissions” – Brian Mason. Also in this Part are the following sections: Trade, commerce and revenue; Immigration and international aspects; Casenotes; and Book reviews.
Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources – The Laws of Australia, Perry Herzfeld, Thomas Prince and Stephen Tully, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2013, 764 pages + cvii tables: ISBN 9780455230979. Softcover $139.95. Reviewed by the Hon Mr Dyson Heydon AC. This work deals with the principles applying to the construction of the Commonwealth, State and Territory ...more