The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Foreign Bribery Regulation in Australia and ‘Stepping Stones’ Director Liability” – Vivienne Brand; “Insider Trading, Materiality and the Reasonable Person: Who Must Be Influenced for Information to Have a ‘Material Effect’?” – Juliette Overland; “Termination for Convenience or Not?” – William Dixon; and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Public, Essential and Emergency Services” – Giuseppe Carabetta. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The Productivity Commission’s Recommendations on the Intellectual Property Exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act” – Brent Fisse; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Exercising the Wisdom of Solomon: The Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision” – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; and Intellectual Property Law: “The Death of Innovation (Patents) in Australia?” – Campbell Thompson.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following material: “Uncovering the roots of Australia’s misuse of market power provision: Is it time to reconsider?” – Katharine Kemp; “Corporate whistleblowing: Public lessons for private disclosure” – Sulette Lombard and Vivienne Brand; ““Flogging a dead horse”: Artificial insemination, breeding standards and antitrust” – Shirley Quo; “Should the practical benefit principle extend to contract formation?” – Mark Giancaspro; Consumer Dealings: “Inquiry into Micro-economic reform in Western Australia” – Chris Field and Tracey Atkins; Privacy: “A seed on barren ground? the ALRC’s recommendation for a statutory privacy tort” – Normann Witzleb; and book reviews of “The Construction and Performance of Commercial Contracts” by S A Christensen and W D Duncan and “The Law of Affıdavits” by John Levingston (both reviewed by Peter Lithgow).
The latest Part of ABLR includes the following articles: “Consumer leases and consumer protection: Regulatory arbitrage and consumer harm” – Paul Ali, Cosima McRae, Ian Ramsay and Tiong Tjin Saw; “Wrestling with Giants – a critical account of supermarket power and competition law in Australia and the United Kingdom” – Madeline Taylor; and “Bounty hunters, whistleblowers and a new regulatory paradigm” – Vivienne Brand, Sulette Lombard and Jeff Fitzpatrick. There is also an Editorial and a Company Law and Securities section note.
The latest issue of Insolvency Law Journal includes articles on the increased prevalence of class actions in the commercial context, the practice of pre-pack transactions and applications by insolvency practitioners to the court for directions. There is also a Report from New Zealand regarding the status of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue in New Zealand’s corporate insolvency regime.