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Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

The 11th edition of this well known reference book provides the full text of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) current as at 1 April 2018 and annotations of Court and Tribunal decisions to 1 March 2018. The book contains an up-to-date discussion of recent litigation concerning the SRCA, including “injury” and “disease”, “reasonable administrative action taken in …

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Administrative Justice and Its Availability

The Federal Court of Australia exercises principal trial and intermediate appellate jurisdiction in relation to federal administrative law in Australia, a jurisdiction which is central to the Court’s existence and function. Therefore, it was fitting for the Court, together with the Law Council of Australia, to host a conference designed to provoke thought and discussion about contemporary issues in Australian …

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Environment and Sustainability

Dovers and Hussey argue that better public policy is the key to creating a more sustainable environment and show what this might involve. This is an intensely practical book, intellectually rigorous, and written in a concise and accessible style. They meld a deep knowledge of traditional public policy with a close understanding of sustainability problems and an appreciation of the …

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Accommodating Justice

Prominent criminologist David Garland has argued that VISs have led us into ‘unfamiliar territory where the ideological grounds are far from clear and the old assumptions an unreliable guide’. A victim impact statement (VIS) is a highly nuanced and individual narrative that can operate as both an informational device in the sentencing process and an expressive mechanism for crime victims. …

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A People’s Federation

Photo: © Courtesy of The Oslo Times Federations are in a state of flux globally, and Australia’s federation is no exception. As policy demands change and funding pressures mount, federal reform is always on the agenda. Yet, as demonstrated by the failure of recent reform attempts, change is never easy. This book takes a fresh look at the challenges and …

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Public and Environmental Health Law

Public and Environmental Health Law is a successor to Public Health Law and Regulation 2nd edition and offers a critical and up to date assessment of the legislation, cases and policies that impact on public health practice in Australia and New Zealand. As with earlier editions, this book outlines and discusses laws in a range of important areas including environmental …

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Ethics and Law for the Health Professions

Ethics and Law for the Health Professions is a cross-disciplinary medico-legal book whose previous editions have been widely used by students, teachers and practitioners in the health professions and in law. This new 4th edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of developments in law, biomedical science, healthcare delivery and bioethics. Sections dealing with critical reasoning, problem …

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Brave New World of Health

Within contemporary society the meaning of ‘health’ is surprisingly unstable. Guiding principles that once seemed self-evident have been challenged by new social, scientific and economic forces. This book argues that the foundational terms and concepts, which form the basic building blocks of dialogue about health, are now in flux. While the forces in play differ, and the pace of change …

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Western Legal Traditions

The rule of law constitutes the hallmark of contemporary Western society. However, public perceptions and attitudes to the law can vary in space and time. This book explores legal solutions to selected problem scenarios in their broader historical, economic, political and societal context. The focus is on the legal traditions of civil law and common law. The book is premised …

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The Duty to Account

This book investigates the history of the modern doctrine of account, and by that history, seeks to identify some of the principles and premises which help explain the application of, and which underlie, the action today. The common law account, and its successor in equity, is over 800 years old. There does not appear to have been any work devoted …

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The Right to Strike in Australia

This book examines whether there is a right to strike in Australia through a detailed study of the laws which impact on the capacity of workers to take industrial action. Beginning with an exposition of the obligation to respect the right to strike in international law, the book traces Australian strike law from the conciliation and arbitration systems, through to …

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Specialist Courts for Sentencing Aboriginal Offenders

Cecelia O’Loughlin (a Narungga woman from Point Pearce, South Australia) Community Justice: You have a voice, let it be heard 2003 oil on canvas Purchased collection of the Courts Administration Authority, Adelaide, 2003 © Courts Administration Authority ______________________________________________________ The specialist Aboriginal Court is one of the most important and controversial measures introduced in recent decades to address the disadvantage and …

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Labour Market Deregulation

Keith Hancock is honoured and celebrated in this work, following the significant contributions he made not only to academic research and teaching, but also to the practice of industrial relations, through the various roles he held as Professor, Vice-Chancellor, Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and author of major government reviews and inquiries. The workshop held in …

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Discrimination Law and Practice

The fifth edition of Discrimination Law and Practice has been completely updated and provides a comprehensive analysis which simplifies the complex definitions of unlawful discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, reasonable adjustments and harassment. The book then provides the reader with detailed commentary about the protected areas covered by the legislation including employment, education and the provision of goods and …

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Old Law, New Law

Old Law, New Law follows the author’s Lawyers Then and Now in offering a miscellany of genuine legal stories drawn from Australian legal history as well as its modern law. If there is any change of focus, this work looks at the people of the law through the prism of established or changing legal doctrines and processes. The chapter headings …

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Legal Responses to Climate Change

The challenges of climate change pose problems requiring new and innovative legal responses by legal practitioners, government officials and corporate officers. This book addresses a broad range of topic areas where climate change has impact and systematically analyses the key legal responses to climate change, both at the international level and within Australia at federal, State and local levels. In …

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Law of International Business in Australasia

The revised and updated second edition of Law of International Business in Australasia has been written by Vivienne Bath and Gabriël Moens, with significant contributions from Luca Castellani. It deals with the core topics of international business transactions, including international sales contracts, international commercial terms, carriage of goods by sea, land and air, international investment and intellectual property, regulation of …

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Leading Cases in Australian Law

Leading Cases in Australian Law provides, in essence, a summary of the 200 most cited cases in Australian law. Each case note contains an outline of the facts, issues and decision, an extract of the most frequently cited portions of the judgment, commentary incorporating later decisions on the topic, and cross-references to the leading texts on the legal area of …

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Innovation and Venture Capital Law and Policy

Innovation and Venture Capital Law and Policy examines the Australian innovation system, focusing on the broad range of government programs that have been introduced over the years to foster innovation and encourage venture capital investment in entrepreneurial start-up and early stage companies. It discusses the importance of innovation to a country’s economic growth and the critical role that venture capital …

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The Book of the Board

The Book of the Board has become Australia’s standard reference book for board and committee members of non-profit organisations. It provides clear guidance on the role of the board, formal and legal responsibilities, and the ways in which the board can maximise its effectiveness for the organisation. Much is changing in the non-profit world, and this third edition of the …

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Book cover for Justice in Society by Matthew Ball and Belinda Carpenter. It shows a crowd of people at a demonstration. Many are wearing pink "pussyhats". One person is holding a sign saying "Women's rights are human rights."

Justice in Society

Front cover image: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in the Women’s March in Washington DC on 21 January 2017 to protest US President Donald Trump a day after he took office (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images). In a society where politics has become increasingly polarised, interrogating our understanding of justice is critical. Australia has always made …

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Nature’s Gifts

In 1890, the famous American economist and social reformer, Henry George, arrived in Australia to begin a controversial 98-day public lecture tour. Following the international publicity generated by his book Progress and Poverty, with its challenges to conventional economics, he had made several lecture tours in Britain, attracting immense audiences. In Australia he visited 34 cities and towns and continued …

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Book cover for Indigenous Australians, Social Justice and Legal Reform: Honouring Elliott Johnston, edited by Hossein Esmaeili, Gus Worby and Simone Tur. The cover shows a detailed wood texture and is predominantly orange and yellow.

Indigenous Australians, Social Justice and Legal Reform

“Elliott Johnston was a most unusual lawyer…Coming generations of lawyers can be encouraged to reflect upon the causes of justice and equality that he so powerfully espoused.” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Twenty-five years after Elliott Johnston’s thorough and prescient Report on the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, juvenile justice, freedom of speech, racial discrimination, human …

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