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The Landmark James Hardie Case In Australia: A Wakeup Call For Non-Executive Directors, S M. Solaiman Jan 2013

The Landmark James Hardie Case In Australia: A Wakeup Call For Non-Executive Directors, S M. Solaiman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Company directors are not an ornament, but they are an essential component of corporate governance, and vigilant non-executive directors (NEDs) are believed to be crucial to good governance of corporations.' Recent corporate failures in the developed world underscore the need for an active role of private actors such as directors in good governance of corporations.

A company in legal concept is an entity created by law conferring artificial personality to represent individuals who operate it for profits or other purposes with perpetuity in its existence and simplicity in its contractual relations. • Corporations emerged as a division of society and gradually ...


Justice And The Identities Of Women: The Case Of Indonesian Women Victims Of Domestic Violence Who Have Access To Family Court, Rika Saraswati Jan 2013

Justice And The Identities Of Women: The Case Of Indonesian Women Victims Of Domestic Violence Who Have Access To Family Court, Rika Saraswati

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Family Court is the most important institution for Indonesian women who have experienced domestic violence. The institution becomes their last resort to end the violence and to obtain their rights as wives when the performance of criminal justice system is not satisfying. The women’s rights as wives are basically regulated in the Marriage Act 1974 and other implementing regulations of the Act. In reality, the rights of the women in this study, that they expected to be fulfilled, were different for each individual woman victim of domestic violence because of the diverse implementation of regulations in the Family ...


The Legal Aspects Of Connectivity Conservation: Case Studies, Malcolm Farrier, Melissa Harvey, Solange Teles Da Silva, Marcia D. Leuzinger, Jonathan Verschuuren, Mariya Gromilova, Arie Trouwborst, Alexander R. Paterson Jan 2013

The Legal Aspects Of Connectivity Conservation: Case Studies, Malcolm Farrier, Melissa Harvey, Solange Teles Da Silva, Marcia D. Leuzinger, Jonathan Verschuuren, Mariya Gromilova, Arie Trouwborst, Alexander R. Paterson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This publication follows on from Volume I in the series on legal aspects of connectivity conservation. It provides five case studies that continue to define and develop connectivity conservation law for supporting protected areas and for providing opportunities to address climate change as part of biodiversity conservation agendas. Volumes I and II together aim to advance conceptual thinking and legal understanding about important law and policy tools and options for supporting the connectivity of protected area systems. The legal research and analyses reflected in these papers span international, regional, national and local levels. A range of legal instruments existing in ...


Reporting Refugees: A Case Study In Interdisciplinary Research-Led Experiential Learning, Julie N. Posetti, Jonathan Powles Jan 2013

Reporting Refugees: A Case Study In Interdisciplinary Research-Led Experiential Learning, Julie N. Posetti, Jonathan Powles

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Inflammatory Australian media coverage of refugees and asylum seekers – an utterly marginalised subset of those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities portrayed as "mad, bad, sad or other" (Phillips & Tapsall 2007a, 2007b; Phillips 2009; Phillips 2011) - is frequently blamed for entrenched bigotry against these groups (Posetti 2007, 2009, 2010; Ewart & Posetti 2010; McKay, Thomas & Blood 2011).

How should journalism educators respond to this problem? And how should they respond in the context of an increasingly converged and social media-engaged industry, with a research objective?

At the University of Canberra (where the lead author taught broadcast and social journalism from 2003-2012) final year broadcast journalism students ...


The Thomas Kelly Case: Why A ‘One-Punch Law’ Is Not The Answer, Julia Quilter Jan 2013

The Thomas Kelly Case: Why A ‘One-Punch Law’ Is Not The Answer, Julia Quilter

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Last July, Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly was king-hit and killed by Kieran Loveridge in a senseless act of alcohol-fuelled violence. When Loveridge pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September, expectations were high that he would receive a hefty prison term. However, the sentence of four years minimum jail – handed down last Friday – sparked immediate outrage.

While Loveridge was in fact sentenced to a total of six years for Kelly’s manslaughter and seven years and two months when the other assaults committed the same night were included, the punishment still didn’t seem like it had fit the crime. A sense ...


Talkin ‘Bout Law’S Generations: Pop Culture, Intellectual Property And The Interpretation Of Case, Marett Leiboff Jan 2013

Talkin ‘Bout Law’S Generations: Pop Culture, Intellectual Property And The Interpretation Of Case, Marett Leiboff

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article takes a very different path through which to explore the challenges affecting and shaping innovation and communications law. It reports on a facet of an empirical pilot study into generational differences in legal interpretation that revealed the porosity and friability of doctrine. The article focuses on one facet of the study apposite to this special issue: a fleeting reference by Finkelstein J to icons of pop culture in an otherwise unremarkable passing off I misleading and deceptive conduct case - Hansen v Bickfords - involving the marketing of an energy drink. As the responses of lawyer and law student participants ...