From the Editor
The publication of this 87th edition of Hearsay sees 2021 drawing to a close and, with an ounce of luck, a glimpse of light at the end of the Covid tunnel.
This year has seen a continuation of a level of disruption to the personal and professional lives of the barristers throughout Queensland as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, notwithstanding efforts by health workers and administrators, government, the Bar Association, and the law courts, to minimise such disruption. While uncertainties remain, 2022 beckons as a more promising year.
This edition contains reviews of quite a range of books (to tempt the idle reader over the summer break), along with a number of interesting articles and case notes on diverse topics (including two reflections on the decision of the High Court in Love v Commonwealth of Australia). My thanks to the sub-editors on the editorial committee for Hearsay, particularly Amy Low, for assisting in the preparation of this edition.
Once again, members of the Bar Association of Queensland are invited to contribute to future editions of Hearsay. For now, I wish all readers the best for Christmas and the new year.