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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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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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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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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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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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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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Book cover for Australian Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law by Neil Rees, Simon Rice and Dominique Allen. The cover shows an abstract curved shape in purple, fuchsia, and white, with a stylized text treatment.

Australian Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law

This new edition of Australia’s most comprehensive book on anti-discrimination law has been fully revised and updated, re-written and reformatted to enhance its accessibility. It continues to offer both a substantial text for a specialist audience, and a powerful critique of anti-discrimination law in Australia. The authors support their analysis and explanation of legislation and case law with carefully selected …

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Book cover for Adjudication on the Gold Fields in New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th Century by John P Hamilton. The cover shows a painting of a man standing with a pile of gold, with a small village in the background. He is finely dressed with a broad mustache, tie, vest, jacket and pocketwatch.

Adjudication on the Gold Fields in New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th Century

Cedric Flower (Australia, b.1920, d.2000) Holtermann Before 1980 oil on board, 30 x 37 cm Private collection of John Perry Hamilton, Sydney Purchased 2004 Photo: Rebecca Shanahan © Katy Horan, Estate of Nicholas Charles Stapleton _____________________________________ This book deals with the inception and development of adjudication systems on the gold fields in New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th …

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Book cover for History of Australian Legal Education by David Barker. The cover shows domed archways and stone pillars in an old institution, with modern serif type in the foreground.

A History of Australian Legal Education

A History of Australian Legal Education examines the history and development of legal education in Australia by tracing the establishment of university law schools and other forms of legal education in the States and Territories from the time of European settlement in 1788 to the present day. While early Australian legal education was founded on historic practices adopted in England …

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The Rule of Law

The rule of law is acknowledged worldwide as central to good governance. Yet there often appears a huge gap between theory and practice, the acknowledgement no more than lip service. Where are the gaps? What are the problems? What is meant by ‘the rule of law’? This book brings together the views of an extraordinary range of well-known authors. It …

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Admiralty Jurisdiction: Law and Practice

This previously published work related to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. This fourth edition now relates to Malaysia as well. It is a comprehensive account of admiralty jurisdiction – law and practice – in all such jurisdictions. Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are all major world maritime trade centres. This book deals, in an up to date fashion …

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Students’ Guide to Legal Writing, Law Exams and Self Assessment

This popular and modestly priced work by experienced law teachers continues to offer law students succinct but essential practical advice on to how to prepare well researched and written work required for assessment in law courses and the strategies for effective preparation and sitting of law exams. The third edition been updated first, to reflect the increasing reliance of law …

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Government Contracts

Government Contracts 6th edition is the new edition of a work that has now been in existence for some twenty-one years. It is Australia’s definitive legal text on all levels of government contracting. It focuses on the legal issues that may arise in connection with government contracts and which have no parallel in the private sector. It explains the law …

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Australia as a Good International Citizen

From time to time, politicians describe Australia as a “good international citizen”. But what does this mean, exactly? What constitutes good international citizenship? And does Australia really qualify as a good international citizen? This book attempts to answer these questions. Very little has been written about good international citizenship. Most of the limited literature is by international relations scholars and …

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Zahra and Arden’s Drug Laws in New South Wales

Judge Peter Zahra SC is joined in authorship of this renowned, comprehensive book by Courtney Young, solicitor and lecturer at UNSW where she was the University Medallist in Law. The new edition is broken down into three parts. The first, Substantive Offences, has four chapters: Offences and Penalties – Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985; Conspiracy; Commonwealth Narcotic offences; and …

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