Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
This Part includes the following articles: “Commonwealth Government Contracts, the ‘Common Assumption’ and Statutory Backing” – Nick Seddon; “The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Rules of Evidence” – Duncan Wallace; and “Declaratory Relief and Public Law Litigation in the 21st Century” – Leigh Howard. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes: Plaintiff M174/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2018) 92 ALJR 481;  HCA 16 and BGH16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCCA 1009; and Book Reviews.
The latest issue of the JJA includes four articles of interest. The first comes from Iain Ross and discusses the Tribunal Excellence Framework with particular reference to the VCAT. The second article, by Natalia Antolak-Saper, discusses the purpose, regularity and practice of judicially directed verdicts in Australia. The third article is from ME Rackemann and examines the increasing significance of expert opinion evidence. The final article is by H Douglas, J Hammill, EA Russell and W Hall, reports the results of a survey about judicial understanding of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.