The following Journal update articles where posted originally in the Journals Talk blog.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections. The topics covered range from the use of organs after death to the role of public interest organisation at inquests, from cosmetic surgery and voluntary limb amputation to psychiatric disability, from advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to voluntary euthanasia, from cryopreserved sperm to genetic testing, plus much more.
The final Part of the Local Government Law Journal publishes the following material: “Managing vegetation clearing in the South East Queensland urban footprint” – Grace Field, Georgette Leah Burns and Pat Dale; “An evaluation of the administrative law role of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court” – Michael Walton; “The “review of Australia’s future tax system”: Implication for local government in Australia and recommendations” – John Passant and John McLaren; Digest of Cases and Merits Appeals.
The latest Part of the Family Law Review publishes an article by Danielle Bozin-Odhiambo which critiques the usefulness of habitual residence as the sole connecting factor in Hague Convention child abduction cases. There are also two notes in Professional Insights, a Child Support Update, an International Family Law section, two notes regarding cases before the High Court and a Recent Cases section. Something for everyone!
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal publishes the following material: “GST and compulsory acquisitions of land: Can you have an “involuntary supply”?” – Christopher Sievers; “Eliminating the impossible – Australian GST, residential premises, and the improbable solution” – Naomi Kewley; Case Note: “Qantas: A landmark case or deja vu?”; Book Review: “The Future of Indirect Taxation: Recent Trends in VAT and GST Systems Around the World” by T Ecker, M Lang and I Lejeune.
The last Part of Volume 40 of the Australian Business Law Review publishes articles on restricting foreign acquisitions of Australian enterprises, the liability of corporate officers for occupational health and safety breaches, and continuous disclosure and the need for practical guidance. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and two book reviews.
The latest Part of OLC includes the following articles: “Reinventing libraries for the mobile flaneurs: The odyssey continues” – Paul Bentley; “All of a Twitter?” – Jane Douglas; “Setting up and using virtual private servers” – Jon Jermey; “Word play: A look at 10 “wordy” apps” – Denise Sutherland; and the following sections: Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.
The final Part of Volume 23 of the Public Law Review publishes two interesting articles, three Comments and a Developments section. The first article comes from Will Bateman and seeks to explain some of the more complicated aspects of the principles of federal jurisdiction. The second article is by Geoffrey Lindell and addresses the reserve powers of State Governors with respect to illegality. The Comments section includes notes on s 25 of the Constitution, decisions regarding jurisdiction and the judiciousness of advising the Governor-General.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice publishes three interesting articles: “The CAMAC Report on managed investment schemes: Another opportunity missed?” – Nuncio D’Angelo; “The doctrine of merger and post-judgment contractual interest” – Sam Hiebendaal; and “If it waddles and quacks, it’s probably a duck: The New Zealand Supreme Court’s decision in Hickman v Turner and Waverley Ltd” – Mace Gorringe and Finn Howie. There are also several section notes, including Commercial and Financial Law; Book reviews; Recent Publications plus much more.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal publishes the following material: “Causation in securities litigation” – Gerard Craddock SC; “Protecting the works of indigenous artists under copyright law and at its borders” – Mary Wyburn; and “Borrowed manners: Court etiquette and the modern lawyer” – Thomas F Gaffney. There is also a Current Issues and Recent Cases section, with Michael Lishman as Guest Editor, a Conveyancing and Property section and several book reviews.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2012 provides a great mix of articles and sections on a range of topics. An article by Arie Freiberg and Sarah Murray seeks to explain why sentencing laws are so difficult to invalidate under Ch III of the Commonwealth Constitution; Toby Nisbet examines the scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions; and Jane Sanders and Edward Elliott argue against the continues use of affray as a prosecutorial tool against otherwise minor antisocial behaviour. There is also a sentencing review (2011-2012) from Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases and a Phillips’ Brief. Not to be missed!
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal publishes an article by David Levin QC and Luke Stanistreet which asks whether a payment claim be made in good faith and an article by James Ioannou discussing the issues of negligence and the obligation to warn in the construction industry. There are also Reports on the following cases: ALH Group Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue, Management 3 Group Pty Ltd (in liq) v Lenny’s Commercial Kitchens Pty Ltd, Hi-Tech Telecom v RSL Com Australia and VDM Construction Pty Ltd v MCC Mining (Western Australia) Pty Ltd.