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Historic release of the NSW law reports online

Posted on July 12, 2017 by thuluc

Thomson Reuters and the Council of Law Reporting for NSW are pleased to announce the joint online release of the full archive of the State Reports (NSW) online. The State Reports (NSW) were the authorised reports of the Supreme Court of NSW from 1901-70. The Chief Justice of NSW, the Hon Tom Bathurst AC, officially […]

 


 
Westlaw AU
Getting Paid: Part 1
By Esther Rath on August 11, 2017

As a part of the ongoing enhancement project for Quick on Costs, the first part of the Remedies for Costs chapter has been released with Update 93 in August. The framework of Part 1 is set out below. In the full version of the first part of this chapter, each of six essentially extra judicial […]

Westlaw AU
FIRSTPOINT UPDATE: NEW HIGHWAYS CLASSIFICATION SCHEME
By Avril Easton on August 2, 2017

One of the latest updates to the FirstPoint classification scheme on Westlaw AU is a new classification scheme for the Highways title. This title covers cases on all forms of highway, such as roads, streets, lanes, public ways and footpaths. It also extends to artificial structures such as bridges, tunnels, ramps, culverts and drains. The […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – August 2017 – Sentence Note: Pendlebury v Queensland Police Service [2017] QDC 166
By Andrew West on August 1, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – August 2017 – Driving on an interstate licence
By Andrew West on August 1, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – August 2017 – New heavy vehicle regulations: Heavy Vehicle National Amendment Regulation 2017
By Andrew West on August 1, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – August 2017 – New driver licensing regulations: Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) (Road Rules Test) Amendment Regulation 2017
By Andrew West on August 1, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – August 2017 – New rail safety regulations: Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Regulation 2017; Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) (Transitional) Regulation 2017; Transport (Rail Safety) (Fatigue Management) Amendment Regulation 2017
By Andrew West on July 31, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

Training, Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU – Most Cited Filter
By marydossis on July 31, 2017

Westlaw AU has added a Most Cited Filter which appears in the left-hand pane after a search is conducted across Cases. The Most Cited Filter helps to find the cases that are deemed to be more important and/or have higher Precedent value. Step 1: Enter keywords into the Basic Search and select Cases. Click Search. Step […]

Westlaw AU
FirstPoint: changes to Citizenship and migration title
By dianechampion on July 27, 2017

Expanded classifications for the character test, independent review or assessment of decisions and hearings with respect to protection visa (Pt 7-reviewable) decisions A recent extensive review of FirstPoint’s classification scheme for Citizenship and migration by one of our experienced inhouse legal writers has resulted in alterations to existing classification headings and the creation of a […]

Thomson Reuters Westlaw (Formerly Next)
UPDATE : TR Westlaw Alerts
By Thomson Reuters Customer Support Team on July 24, 2017

Update 1500 Sydney Time The issue impacting TR Westlaw Alerts has been resolved and all alerts are being reprocessed in order. This make take some time and stretch into the evening. Normal Alert processing should be resumed tomorrow. Again we apologize for the inconvenience Regards Thomson Reuters   There has been an issue with Thomson […]

Westlaw AU
Alert24 email delivery – Friday, 21 July content [RESOLVED]
By Tim Pollard on July 21, 2017

Please be advised there was an overnight issue with our Alert24 publishing system. Today’s Alert24 AU emails have some content from yesterday, 20 July, but no updated content. The Thomson Reuters Technology team have now resolved and the emails have been resolved.

Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU Maintenance Notice (Cancelled)
By Tom Heaton on July 19, 2017

This scheduled maintenance has been cancelled. We will advise when it is re-scheduled.

Training, Westlaw AU
The Laws of Australia Updates July 2017
By Craig Ryan on July 19, 2017

The following Subtitles were updated in July 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU:  Update 331 – July 2017 Criminal Sentencing 12.13 “Sentencing Procedure” Updated by Dr Anthony Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law This updated Subtitle examines what happens during sentencing hearings: the respective roles of the parties involved; the onus and […]

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Meet the Editorial Board behind The Australian Law Journal (ALJ)
By thuluc on July 14, 2017

It’s the journal traditionally heralded as holding the most topical of legal issues. With a new General Editor and expanded editorial board, The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) is going through an exciting process of rejuvenation. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, we look behind the scenes of the ALJ and learn more about the editorial board and their collaborative content selection process. […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Indictable Offences Queensland – Criminal Code annotations
By katemcmanus on July 11, 2017

Saul Holt QC, Co-General Editor of Indictable Offences Queensland, has written brand new annotations to Chapter 26 – Assaults and violence to the person generally – justification and excuse, of the Criminal Code (Qld). Here is an overview of the new annotations to this particularly critical chapter of the Code: Sections 245 and 246 collectively define an […]

Checkpoint, Cleardocs, ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
New Private Binding Rulings Service on Checkpoint
By natashajames on July 10, 2017

Available now – Private Binding Rulings on Checkpoint The team at Checkpoint are pleased to announce the release of a new Private Binding Rulings database search, available now on Checkpoint. A subscription to this service enables users to access sophisticated search options to search across the complete ATO Private Binding Rulings (PBR) database. This includes […]

Training, Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU – Filtering the Table of Contents
By marydossis on July 10, 2017

Westlaw AU has recently added a search field above the Table of Contents in the left-hand pane. Step 1 – From the home screen click on the database/product title that you would like to search or view. Step 2 – Enter your word/s into the search box above the Table of Contents in the left-hand pane. […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – July 2017 – Sentence Note: R v Purcell [2017] QCA 111
By Andrew West on July 7, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Uncategorized, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – July 2017 – Sentence Note: Heydt v Commissioner of Police [2017] QDC 104
By Andrew West on July 7, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – July 2017 – Proof of being in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of a drug
By Andrew West on July 6, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – July 2017 – Vehicles not to be used for public passenger services: Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditations and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015
By Andrew West on July 6, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard – July 2017 – Fees: Transport Legislation (Fees) Amendment Regulation 2017
By Andrew West on July 6, 2017

The Motor Vehicle Law Qld Noticeboard is your definitive resource for both civil and criminal aspects of motor vehicle law news as it occurs. Frequently updated by respected barristers Simon Cilento and Andrew West, the Noticeboard keeps you informed of the  latest key legislative and case developments relating to Queensland motor vehicle law. For more comprehensive information and analysis […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
Uniform Evidence Law Noticeboard – July 2017
By Stephen J Odgers SC on July 5, 2017

The Uniform Evidence Law Noticeboard is your definitive resource for evidence law news as it occurs. With rapid updating by respected barrister, Stephen J Odgers SC, the Noticeboard keeps you apprised of all of the latest legislative and case developments related to evidence law. For a more detailed look into these and other matters, Uniform Evidence Law, the authority on evidence law, is available for subscription online, […]

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NewsRoom – New Australian news sources to be added soon
By Tom Heaton on June 30, 2017

NewsRoom will release 12 new Australian news publications on the 7th of July. See below for details of the sources: Benalla Ensign – Provides local community news and sports. Campaspe News – Provides local community news and sports. Cobram Courier – Provides local community news and sports. The Country News – Rural news and affairs […]

Training, Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU – Training and Technical Support
By marydossis on June 26, 2017

There are many ways to access help when using Westlaw AU.  The right pane in Westlaw AU contains Context Sensitive Help and provides access to Training and Support assistance.   Whatever page you are on in Westlaw AU the Context Sensitive Help will display tips, videos and guides that can assist with using the content that is displayed on your screen. To access […]

Training, Westlaw AU
The Laws of Australia Updates June 2017
By Craig Ryan on June 22, 2017

The following Subtitles were updated in June 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU:  Update 330 – June 2017 Criminal Sentencing 12.10 “Consequences of Conviction” Updated by Professor Mirko Bagaric, Professor of Law, Swinburne University Law School This updated Subtitle is concerned with the consequences of conviction on an offender. It discusses the major rights affected […]

Westlaw AU
The Australian Law Journal celebrates 90th Anniversary
By thuluc on June 22, 2017

Thomson Reuters has been the proud publisher of The Australian Law Journal (ALJ) for 90 years. The first issue rolled off the presses in May 1927. To mark this significant milestone, Thomson Reuters Legal ANZ hosted a special 90th Anniversary celebration on 8 June 2017 in the Banco Court, at the Supreme Court of NSW, […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Thomson Reuters Westlaw (Formerly Next), Westlaw AU
National Workplace Relations – annotations to building and construction legislation
By charlottesaunders on June 19, 2017

National Workplace Relations – Extensive set of annotations to building and construction legislation, including the: Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016; Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2016; and Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016. by Aaron Neal BEco, LLB (Hons) (Syd); Solicitor, Supreme Court of New […]

Checkpoint, Contract Express, Firm Central, Practical Law Australia, ProView eBooks & eSubs, Thomson Reuters Westlaw (Formerly Next), Training, Westlaw AU
OnePass User Experience Update
By Tom Heaton on June 16, 2017

We are committed to the continued enhancement of our online services, including OnePass. We have worked closely with customers to identify pain points and usability issues with OnePass. We have listened and made significant improvements to the OnePass user experience. We are happy to advise these changes will go live on Sunday the 25th of […]

ProView eBooks & eSubs, Westlaw AU
New author for Summary Offences Queensland
By katemcmanus on June 16, 2017

Thomson Reuters welcomes Deborah Holliday, the new author for Summary Offences Queensland and newest contributor to Indictable Offences Queensland. Deborah Holliday was admitted as a barrister in Queensland in 1994. She has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Bond University and worked for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Queensland) for 24 years. Before […]

Training, Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU Tip – Using the product specific Advanced Search
By marydossis on June 13, 2017

Westlaw AU provides the facility to search across one product using the Advanced Search template. Step 1 – On the Westlaw AU homepage click on the title of the database or service that you would like to search across.                 Step 2 – Using the Advanced Search enter the information […]

Westlaw AU
Westlaw AU June 2017 Release Notice
By Tom Heaton on June 9, 2017

We are pleased to confirm with you details of the upcoming Westlaw release scheduled for the 21st of June at 10pm (AEST). Release Notes We encourage you to review the release notes below and update any internal material you may have ahead of the release. Release Notes We hope you enjoy your enhanced Westlaw experience. We […]


 

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