The 2018 edition of The Western Australian Jurist is now available. This edition contains articles concerning topical issues, namely:
- The Safe Schools Program and parental rights;
- Section 18C and the Bill Leak and Andrew Bolt cases;
- The aftermath of the 2016 US Presidential election and 2018 US midterm elections;
- The constitutional validity of abortion exclusion zone laws;
- The New Politics of Sex;
- Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities;
- Christianity and its relationship to law (separation or acrimonious divorce?), human rights, and the law of love.
The Jurist continues its proud tradition of publishing excellent short essays by law students. Hence, this edition of the Jurist contains short essays concerning:
- Whether the States should continue to have equal representation in the Commonwealth Senate;
- The federal compact between the Commonwealth and States; and
- Section 44 of the Commonwealth Constitution.
Also contained is a book review of Dr Alex Deagon’s From Violence to Peace: Theology, Law and Community.
Here are the specific titles:
- Michael Quinlan, ‘Christianity and the Law: Trial Separation or Acrimonious Divorce?’
- Steven Alan Samson, ‘Revolt of the Disdained: America’s 2016 Presidential Election’
- Stephen Baskerville, ‘The New Politics of Sex’
- Greg Walsh, ‘The Constitutionality of Communication Prohibitions Around Abortion Clinics’
- Matthew J French, ‘Respecting Difference: An Analysis of the Australian Safe Schools Program and Parental Rights in Education’
- John William Tate, ‘Bill Leak, Andrew Bolt and Section 18C: Freedom of Speech and the Limits of Political Criticism in Australia’
- Andrew S Kulikovsky, ‘Christianity and Human Rights’
- Alex Deagon, ‘”It’s Not Just Courtesy, It’s The Law”: (Not) Giving Way To Alienation’
- Jim South, ‘Does Proportionality Analysis Have A Role In Statutory Interpretation Under the Victorian Charter?’
- Reuben Pemberton-Ovens, ‘Should Equal Representation of the States be Retained in the Commonwealth Senate?’
- Sean McMurdo, ‘Does the Australian Constitution Mandate a Federal Balance?’
- Yasmin McCann, ‘Section 44 of the Australian Constitution: Outdated or Still Important?’
- Augusto Zimmermann, ‘Book Review: Alex Deagon, From Violence to Peace: Theology, Law and Community‘
The entire Volume 9 of The Western Australian Jurist can be downloaded here.