Enhancing Local Government Democracy: City of Melbourne Project
The Electoral Regulation Research Network project focused on the nature of local government democracy in the City of Melbourne. It aims to investigate the relationships that operate between the City of Melbourne and the wide range of people and organisations that use its facilities and services – residents, businesses, workers, commuters, shoppers ad others.
Academic profile of Dr Paula O'Brien, Melbourne Law School
Academic profile of Ms Katie Robertson, Melbourne Law School
Health, Law and Emerging Technologies focus on the legal and regulatory frameworks for new health technologies – like genomics, stem cell research, gene editing and digital health. The team work closely with Oxford-based Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX@Oxford) and interact with the broader Melbourne Law School Health Law and Ethics Network (HLEN).
View publications by members of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.
View current grants received by the Tax Group.
Australian Climate Change Litigation Database
This is the first comprehensive Database of Australian case law relating to climate change.
Ethical Approaches to Health
Health Law and Ethics Network members with research expertise in ethical approaches to health.
Melbourne Law School is committed to building and supporting responsible relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and between their respective laws and legal traditions. The MLS Indigenous website features study options, activities, events and news that aim to support the reconciliation and recognition objectives of the Law School.
Unconscionable conduct and the ‘bookup’ system of credit provided to the Indigenous community in the remote APY lands in South Australia: ASIC v Kobelt
Evening Lecture co-hosted with the Centre for Corporate LawSpeakers: Mr Nathan Boyle (CEO, Icon), Mr Gerard Brody (CEO, Consumer Action Law Centre), Dr Michelle Sharpe (Barrister, Vic... 10 Jul 2019 6:30 pm - 10 Jul 2019 7:45 pm
Labour Regulation in East Asia: China
Many developing countries have labour laws that, on paper, are comprehensive and reflect international standards. However, these laws are often widely ignored. This project investigated the reasons for these implementation failures.
The Hegemony of the Reasonable Person in Anglo-American Tort Law
Presented by Professor Ken Simons, University of California, USASince the middle of the twentieth century, tort law has increasingly employed the rubric of the reasonable person in a variety of doctri... 6 Mar 2019 1:00 pm - 6 Mar 2019 2:00 pm
Academic profile of Professor Anne Orford, Melbourne Law School
Academic profile of Associate Professor Jason Bosland, Melbourne Law School
Academic profile of Professor Margaret Young, Melbourne Law School
Academic profile of Mr Benjamin Hopper, Melbourne Law School
Governments as Regulators and Consumers of Ethical AI
Gabby Bush and Jeannie Paterson published this piece on regulating and contracting Ethical AI for governments in the Turkish Policy Quarterly.
Centre for Media and Communications Law is generously supported by research partners. View a list of current and former research partners.
Professional Opportunities and External Funding
Professional opportunities for Indigenous students
Media Commentary on Other Research by Centre Members
A list of media reports on research by members of the Centre for Corporate Law.
The Desirability and Feasibility of Convenience Voting in Australia Project
This Electoral Regulation Research Network research project used a mixed method research design to explore how voters, legislators and electoral commissions perceive the challenges presented by the extension of convenience voting – both in terms of its growing use among electors and the liberalisation of its forms.
Centre for Media and Communications Law annual reports provide details about the many achievements, events and research activities undertaken at the centre.
Health Law and Ethics Network
The Health Law and Ethics Network includes researchers working across health, law and bioethics, including reproductive health, mental health, regulation of health professionals, genomics and other emerging technologies.
The Asian Law Centre regularly hosts local and international visiting scholars.
Reforming Not-for-Profit Regulation Project
This collaborative project examined the appropriateness of existing corporate legal frameworks as they apply to not-for-profit (NFP) companies. It challenged the application of laws designed for companies with profit making objectives to NFP organisations. The project considered the issues of reporting and accountability to NFP stakeholders and how these stakeholders (and their needs) differ from those of stakeholders in 'for-profit' companies.
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