University of Tasmania Law Review
The University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) is a double-blind peer reviewed academic journal, published by the University of Tasmania. The Journal covers a wide range of content with a focus on international and comparative law, but including articles with an Australian or Tasmanian focus.
Since its first issue in 1958, the University of Tasmania Law Review has published a diverse range of law-related articles from Australia and around the world dealing with topics such as legal history, current legal issues and future directions of the law.
Managed and edited by a student editorial board, the Review is a refereed journal and all articles are assessed through a formal peer-review process. The Review is proud of its streamlined editorial process, which ensures articles are as current as possible while maintaining the best standards of content and presentation.
The following articles have appeared in recent issues:
- 'Maritime Interception: A Snapshot of Australian Policy, Law & Practice, and the Opportunity for Change' by Susanna Dechent
- 'Employer Deductions from Accounts Payable under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth): Restrictions on being both the Payer and Payee' by Nadia Stojanova
- 'The Raised Spectre of Silencing 'Political' and 'Environmental' Protest: Will the High Court Find the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 (Tas) Impermissibly Infringes the Constitutionally Implied Freedom of Political Communication in Brown v The State of Tasmania?' by William Bartlett
- 'Towards Cross-Cultural Fluency in Mediation Standards' by Kenny Yang
The journal also regularly features case notes and book reviews.Past issues are available online on AustLII twelve months after publication.
This general issue contains three peer reviewed articles.
- Mark Giancaspro analyses the implications of the executive necessity doctrine and termination for convenience clauses for commercial contracts involving Commonwealth agencies, such as the Australian Defence Force.
- Danielle Bozin examines how Australian courts and dispute resolution practitioners formulate parenting arrangements following the return of a child to Australia under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction.
- Kyle Bower explores security of payment legislation and project bank accounts as a potential solution to insolvency issues in the construction industry.
Completing this issue are six book reviews.
37(2) 2018 Special Issue: Imagining a different future, overcoming barriers to climate justice
The Special Issue provides powerful and insightful commentary on the law and climate change justice. The issue features an introduction by Nicky van Dijk, Jan Linehan and Peter Lawrence which surveys climate justice and barriers to its realisation. Given the urgency of climate change and importance of justice considerations the entire issue has been made available free online to ensure wide dissemination. You can also download the individual articles using the links below.
- Imagining Different Futures through the Courts: A Social Movement Assessment of Existing and Potential New Approaches to Climate Change Litigation in Australia by Danny Noonan
- Justice and Climate Transitions by Jeremy Moss and Robyn Kath
- Ecocide and the Carbon Crimes of the Powerful by Rob White
- Individual Moral Duties Amidst Climate Injustice: Imagining a Sustainable Future by Steve Vanderheiden
- Lawfare, Standing and Environmental Discourse: A Phronetic Analysis by Brendon Murphy and Jeffrey McGee
- Climate, Culture and Music: Coping in the Anthropocene by Simon Kerr
Non-Peer Reviewed Article