The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Licensee versus trespasser: Hill v Tupper resuscitated” – Oscar S Han; “Regulation and private property: The cautionary tale of Ukraine” – Paul Babie; Consumer Issues: “It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life … : PEXA, electronic conveyancing, and consumers” – Lynden Griggs; Strata and Community Title: “Tragedy of the anticommons?” – Michael Kleinschmidt; New Zealand: “Are resource consents property? – Ongoing issues” – Thomas Gibbons; Singapore: “Recent developments: Resulting trusts, common intention constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel and equitable accounting” – Kelvin Low; Queensland: “Sharing your home in Queensland: Host, landlord or innkeeper?” – Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan; South Australia: “The meaning of ‘residential tenancy agreement’ in South Australia: Schaffer v Usca” – Paul Babie; Western Australia: “Recent developments: Boarders and lodgers; real estate agents code of conduct; priority between unregistered interests; the Oswal saga” – Eileen Webb.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following article: “When can a tenancy be terminated under s 129 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld)?” – WD Duncan and the following sections: Commercial Law: “The effectiveness of a donee’s signature on a contract of guarantee under a power of attorney in binding the donor to the contract: Nielsen v Capital Finance Australia Ltd  QCA 139” – Dr Clive Turner; Conveyancing and Property Law: “Compensation sought for an improper caveat” – Dr Bill Dixon; and “Black Diamond Group Pty Ltd v Manor of Maluka Pty Ltd  QSC 219” – Adam Khan; Criminal Law: “Aboriginality and deprived backgrounds as factors in sentencing” – AM West; Health and Guardianship Law: “Guardianship and administration application in the matter of MDC  QCAT 338” – Dr Malcolm Smith; Industrial Law: “Goldsborough v Bentley  QSC 141: Direction of the coroner to answer a question relating to the decision not to prosecute” – Dr Kristy Richardson; Book reviews: “Australian Anti-discrimination Law” by Neil Rees, Simon Rice and Dominique Allan – reviewed by Frances Sanders; and “Social Work in the Shadow of Law” by Simon Rice and Andrew Day – reviewed by Jessica Dale; and a Report: Madsen v Pope (Procedure, Equity, Limitation of actions).
The September 2013 edition of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes several interesting articles on different aspects of environmental law. The topics canvassed include the limits and opportunities of law in conserving biodiversity, the rise and fall of Australia’s coastal climate change law, carbon sequestration rights in Australia, strategic environmental assessment in Australian land-use planning, the Carbon Farming Initiative and “risk-based regulation” in environmental governance. There is also a case note on conventionalising climate change by decree.
The first Part of Volume 2 of the Property Law Review includes three interesting articles on a variety of subjects. In the first article, Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan consider the rule of the risk of loss under a contract for the sale of real property. The second article comes from Cathy Sherry and looks at the presence of children in strata schemes in Sydney and the legal ramifications of children’s falls and injury suffered on common property. The final article is by Rebecca Leshinsky, Kathy Douglas, Peter Condliffe and Robin Goodman and reports on research into the experiences of owners corporation managers and committees regarding conflict in Victoria. There is also a comment on green commercial leases by Susan Bright.