Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Two former High Court judges joined recent celebrations marking the 21st anniversary of publication of The Laws of Australia, Australia’s own legal encylopaedia. While on the bench, Justice Michael Kirby and Justice Dyson Heydon sat at opposite ends of the spectrum concerning judicial activism. They each independently earned the title of “great dissenter” to reflect ...more

Meet our editors: Introducing Penny Vlahogiannis from The Laws of Australia team

Meet our editors: Introducing Penny Vlahogiannis from The Laws of Australia team

The Laws of Australia, Thomson Reuters’ legal encyclopaedia, is edited by a team of legally trained editors here in our Pyrmont, Sydney office. Today we talk to Legal Editor Penny Vlahogiannis about her legal studies, work background, and experiences working on The Laws of Australia. How long have you worked at The Laws of Australia? ...more

Westlaw AU - New Look Online Help

Westlaw AU – New Look Online Help

We are pleased to advise the Westlaw AU online help has a fresh new look and feel. The site now features: A fresh new look and feel which is mobile responsive. The Westlaw AU left hand menu provides quick access to content replacing the tabs. We have added a search option to enable you to ...more

FirstPoint Record Guide

FirstPoint Record Guide

  New Material added to the Help/Training & Support Pages for Westlaw AU! The FirstPoint Record Guide is a great addition to the existing Cases help material. This guide gives a simple breakdown of the FirstPoint record, including visual references to the main sections of the FirstPoint record and how they can help you in your research. ...more

Introducing Your Local "Laws of Australia" Team

Introducing Your Local “Laws of Australia” Team

Since its first publication in 1993, The Laws of Australia (TLA) legal encyclopaedia has become the staple reference tool of legal practitioners, academics and students. Teams of editors have contributed over the years to make TLA the well-respected publication it is today. As this year marks TLA’s 21st Birthday, we thought you might like to ...more

Checkpoint Webinar Training

Checkpoint Webinar Training

To support the release of Checkpoint, our new tax and accounting platform we have scheduled live webinar training sessions.  These sessions cover the essential research and navigation skills required to get you started ensuring you gain the most from your subscriptions. Why not join us for an interactive online training session today!  Choose from the below session times and click ...more

Westlaw AU Webinar Training - Available Now

Westlaw AU Webinar Training – Available Now

 Join us for an interactive online training session covering the essential research and navigation skills to get you started on Westlaw AU. Choose from the below session times and click to register. We will contact you with confirmation of your online training session. For information on Webex Basics or How to Join a Webex click the ...more

Optimise the Online Insider - Alerting

Optimise the Online Insider – Alerting

If you want article alerts same day or if you want to narrow the focus of your alerting you can do so with the Online Insider. As a subscriber you will receive a monthly update of everything happening on the Online Insider via email. You may be receiving these emails already. If not click here to find out how ...more

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience - Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience – Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Categories & Tags help you narrow information on the Online Insider down to just what you are looking for. The sites search box allows you to go directly to the articles that contain your search term, but if you prefer to browse through everything available in a certain subject area you can do this by using the ...more

“What possessed you?” Drug Possession in the Criminal Law – Updated Commentary in TLA

In all Australian jurisdictions, the unauthorised possession of illegal drugs is an offence. But what does this mean? “Possession” of illegal drugs under the common law involves physical control over the drugs (actively excluding others from them) and intent to exercise dominion over them. The law will not care that possession was only temporary. However, ...more

Commonwealth Law Reports – New Cases Alert

The below cases will be published in upcoming CLR parts. The authored catchwords for these cases come from the relevant Australian Law Journal Reports. For customers who subscribe to cases on Westlaw AU: the case title links to FirstPoint; the media neutral citation links to the unreported full-text judgment; and the ALJR citation links to the ...more

Criminal Law NSW Noticeboard – February 2015

The Criminal Law NSW Noticeboard is your one-stop-shop for criminal law news as it occurs. With rapid updating by District Court Judge, Martin Blackmore, the Noticeboard keeps you apprised of all of the latest legislative and case developments related to the practice of criminal law in NSW. For a more detailed look into these and other criminal law matters, Criminal Law ...more

Westlaw AU Tip - How to Search Commentary only

Westlaw AU Tip – How to Search Commentary only

Did you know you can search commentary only? This can be achieved by selecting the commentary only search field in the Legislation and Commentary Advanced Search Template.  When this field is selected your search will retrieve results where your search terms are located in the commentary section of a product. This is useful if you ...more

The Laws of Australia Updates February 2015

The following Subtitles were updated in February 2015 and are now available on Westlaw AU: Finance, Banking and Securities 18.10 “Consumer Finance” Updated by Dr Oren Bigos, Barrister, Victorian Bar The ePayments Code replaced the Electronic Funds Transfer Code of Conduct as of September 2011. It regulates electronic payments made using ATM, EFTPOS, credit cards, online ...more