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The latest issue of the Australian Law Journal (Volume 92 Part 1) contains the following material:

CURRENT ISSUES Editor: Justice François Kunc

  • Same Sex Marriage Law Reform
  • Religious Freedom Review
  • Judicial Conduct and Training
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria
  • Guest Contributions
  • Campaign for a National Anti-corruption Body
  • The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation
  • Paperless Trials in the NSW Land and Environment Court
  • ALJ Assistant General Editor: Hail and Farewell

CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY Editors: Robert Angyal SC and Brendan Edgeworth

  • Intersection Between Informal Wills and Testamentary Competence


  • A Tale of Two Cases: Wilkie v Commonwealth and Re Canavan

EQUITY AND TRUSTS Editor: Justice Mark Leeming

  • Ex parte Candour, Solicitors’ Liens and Set-off

RECENT CASES Editor: Ruth C A Higgins

  • Family Law: Financial Agreements – Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) Pt VIIIA – Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements – Whether Agreements Voidable for Duress, Undue
  • Influence, or Unconscionable Conduct
  • United Kingdom: Criminal Law – Dishonesty – Gambling Act 2005 (UK) s 42 – Test in R v Ghosh [1982] QB 1053
  • Practice: Costs: Non-Party Costs – Plaintiff Company Insolvent – Unable to Meet Order for Costs – Costs Against Applicant Director – Whether Applicant “Real Party” to Litigation


The Australian Judicial System: Causes for Dissatisfaction – K M Hayne

There are causes for dissatisfaction with the Australian judicial system. Some are unalterable but some causes for dissatisfaction can, and must, provoke change. Time and cost are the chief problems. The courts must respond by changing the way in which litigation is conducted and judges do their work lest the judicial system become irrelevant.

Barwick, Bankruptcy and the Human Dimension Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood

This article is the text of an address given by the Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood in 2016 in opening the International Personal Insolvency Conference held in Australia at the Queensland University of Technology. The theme of the Conference was “The Human Dimension to Bankruptcy”. The address illustrates the theme by reference to the circumstances that confronted Sir Garfield Barwick as a young barrister leading to his bankruptcy in June 1930. The address also comments upon some aspects of the issues relating to proposed changes to bankruptcy laws the subject of discussion at the Conference.


  • The Honourable Rosemary Balmford AM
  • The Rt Hon Sir Ninian Martin Stephen PC KG AK GCMG CGVO KBE QC

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