September 2013 Highlights
Updated by Dr Ben McEniery, Barrister-at-Law
This Subtitle examines traditional forms of bailment as well as involuntary and other forms of bailment. The Subtitle has been updated to reflect the impact on bailment relationships of the Australian Consumer Law, and includes a discussion of bailment and the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
Updated by Adjunct Professor Gerry Bates, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, Australian National University and University of Sydney
This Subtitle has been updated to comprehensively address the laws pertaining to the process of examining the environmental impacts of proposed activities. It examines the various legislative requirements of what type of activities are covered in each jurisdiction, and the circumstances under which these requirements may be revoked. The Subtitle addresses both substantive and procedural requirements of Environmental Impact Assessments.
Updated by Elizabeth Southwood, Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
This Subtitle examines the judiciary and its role in conjunction with the legislative and executive branches of government. The nature of the judiciary in addition to the procedure governing the appointment and removal of members of the judiciary is considered. The Subtitle addresses the separation of judicial power under Federal and State legislation and identifies the purposes of essentially judicial power and non-judicial powers and functions.
Updated by Victoria Lambropoulos, Barrister, Victorian Bar; Lecturer, School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne
This Subtitle has been renamed and updated to take into account the key changes to work health and safety laws as a result of the entry into force of the harmonised legislation for the Commonwealth, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. The major features and principles of the new legislation are discussed. Legislative references are also included for Victoria and Western Australia which have retained the pre-existing occupational health and safety statutes.