Updated by Danielle Andrewartha, Senior Consultant, McPhee Andrewartha
This Subtitle details the laws in relation to investigations by independent government agencies that are not the police. It focuses on the procedures of the various organisations and the powers they have to achieve their goals. This includes agencies, such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption. This update includes new material and coverage on the powers and investigative capacity of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). This is a timely addition to the material in light of recent government reviews of the powers granted to ASIO following the terrorist attacks on New York on 11 September 2001.
Together with Subtitles 2.8 “Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry” and 11.1 “Investigating Crime”, this Subtitle will also be published as a stand-alone book Investigating Crime – The Laws of Australia.
Updated by Joseph Claude Veneziano, Associate Editor, Local Government and Environmental Reports of Australia
This Subtitle provides a comprehensive coverage of the planning laws concerning processes of development control in all of the States and Territories, except New South Wales. The update provides up-to-date coverage of the substantial changes made to the planning laws in a number of jurisdictions. This includes discussion of the Planning and Development Act 2007 (ACT), the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld), the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA), the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 (WA), the Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Act 2000 (WA), and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act 2011 (WA). The update includes a review of new subordinate legislation, such as the Development Regulations 2008 (SA). The New South Wales planning system has not been included in this update, due to the likely passage of the planning laws in late 2013 or early 2014.
Updated by Gregory Keith Burton, Senior Counsel, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
This Subtitle explores money, currency and legal tender, with a sections dedicated to Australian currency, funds transfer systems and foreign exchange. This latest update incorporates important case developments exploring the amorphous concept of ‘money’, and when rights in relation to currency arise in a clear, succinct and accessible way.
Updated by Dr Stephen Tully, Solicitor Supreme Court of New South Wales
This Subtitle outlines the statutory and common law rules relating to ships including registration and licencing, maritime liens, collisions and groundings, the limitation of liability for damage in various circumstances, towage, pilotage, wreck and prize. The update also covers several recent updates to shipping legislation such as the Navigation Act 2012 (Cth), the Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Act 2012 (Cth) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth). Several updated references to amended international conventions to which Australia is a party are also discussed.
November 2013 currently scheduled updates (subject to change):
- Administrative Law 2.8 “Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry”
- Bankruptcy 3.15 “Compositions or Schemes after Commencement of Bankruptcy”
- Criminal Law Principles 9.3 “Defences and Responsibility”
- Criminal Procedure 11.1 “Criminal Investigation”
- Criminal Procedure 11.4 “Summary Proceedings”
- Health and Guardianship 20.11 “Regulation of Drugs”
- Human Rights 21.11 “Privacy”
- Intellectual Property 23.1 “Copyright”
- Labour Law 26.6 “Regulation of Industrial Organisations”
- Real Property 28.11 “Strata and Group Titles”