ASEAN financial regulation
This research investigates the need for greater cross-border cooperation in the face of increasing financial integration among Asian countries.
Arbitration in Australia
This project examines developments in Australian arbitration law over the last 10 years.
Assisted digital justice
What is the impact of digital court infrastructure on access to justice? This project considers the support structures necessary to assist those at risk of digital exclusion.
Australia's work/care supports
This research will assess Australia's present regulatory framework of work/care supports.
Business corruption in Vietnam
This PhD project explores how companies in Vietnam interpret corruption, unethical business behaviour and global anti-corruption norms.
Business electric vehicles and tax law
Business car fleets are an effective pathway to increase battery electric vehicles (BEVs), but business site re-charging infrastructure facilities are low.
Changes in access to civil justice
Australians have a formal right to justice and equal treatment before the law, but what does ‘access to justice’ in the civil sphere really mean?
China’s social credit system
We examine China’s social credit system and argue that the new governance mode underlying the CSC relies on the fuzzy notion of "trust".
Constitutional models for an Australian republic
A move to create an Australian head of state is a symbolic, constitutional, governance and organisational change that raises many questions. How should an Australian head of state be chosen?
Cryptocurrencies in Australia
This project examines how Australian policy-makers can design a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies that can detect money laundering, prevent revenue leakage and protect consumers.
Darwinism and MNE tax avoidance
We argue that profit creation runs in the genes of firms, and the conflict of profit genes and Darwinian fitness may be considered for policymaking on tax-avert MNE behaviour.
Director accountability mechanisms
Part of a Monash Uni Network of Excellence project on Enhancing Corporate Accountability, this is a comparative study of directors' duty accountability mechanisms.
This project explores how certain Southeast Asian countries can harness their potentials to achieve sustainable development.
EU tax on digital industry
The project examines EU proposed legislation to tax digital business models and analyses its legal, political and economic implications.
Eligibility of auditors
Examining the laws governing auditors’ eligibility, particularly the requirement of good character, in ensuring auditors’ effectiveness in Malaysia.
Empirical analysis in class actions
Access to justice through the class action mechanism has brought many benefits with relief and compensation obtained by many who would otherwise not be able to afford access to the legal system.
Employment and social security
This research project analyses the relationship between employment and social security in the protection of vulnerable workers.
Environmental justice in Vietnam
"Weak" to "strong" sustainability: protesting for environmental justice in Vietnam.
Flexible working arrangements
The project investigates the impact of the direction to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic on workers with family responsibilities and how employers responded to requests for flexibility.
Historical concept of labour
This project examines the various ideas/concepts of labour as a socially and legally regulated concept since the beginning of stratified/hierarchical civilised states.
Indirect sex discrimination
This MPhil project focuses on ‘Indirect Sex Discrimination under Australian discrimination law - Assessing the Onus of Proof and the Reasonableness Test’.
Industry water stewardship
This PhD project examines how behaviour change of water-users can help address global water crises. It seeks to understand industry's motivations and constraints for adopting water stewardship.
Innovative discrimination laws
How effective are new laws in Victoria at promoting substantive equality?
Institutional investors and climate change
What role can superannuation funds play in society’s response to climate change?
Judicial reasoning in Australian labour law cases
This project examines how judges resolve contested issues in labour law cases by drawing on social science information and/or 'common sense' or intuition.
Kleptocracy through state-owned corporations
How gaps in the Malaysian regulatory framework allowed billions to be stolen.
Labour disputes in SE Asia
The formal and informal regulation of collective labour disputes in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. This interdisciplinary project is funded by a 3-year ARC Discovery Grant.
Labour law research methods
This project examines the various methodologies used in examining labour law – including traditional/doctrinal analysis and empirical legal research.
Law's response to sexual abuse
This project considers canon law, tort law, US bankruptcy law, and the Royal Commission as they are applied to cases involving child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.
Lead firm responsibility for regulatory arbitrage
This research project fixes on the role and responsibility of lead firms in the arbitrage of labour regulation.
Legal liability for AI
The rise of artificial intelligence raises new issues for the law in relation to harm caused by algorithms and artificial intelligence. Who will be responsible if things go wrong?
Legal-Economic insights in securities class actions
Class actions and securities class actions can raise a number of issues where legal and economic questions mix and overlap.
Modernising legal education
This project draws together international insights from academia, industry and regulators around the theme of innovation and technology in legal education.
Non-audit services in Malaysia
This project focuses on how Malaysian laws (Companies Act 2016, the Capital Market and Services Act 2007 and the Financial Services Act 2013) deal with non-audit services.
Parental smartphone purchases
The mobility effect: uncovering bias function within parental decision-making related to smartphone purchases.
Pregnancy discrimination at work in Victoria
This project, in collaboration with JobWatch Inc., investigates pregnancy discrimination in Victorian workplaces using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Public procurement and global supply chains
How can public procurement initiatives be designed effectively to promote and secure better working conditions in transnational supply chains?
Reforming regulation of financial advisers
How should financial advisers be regulated and how are the best interests of investors best protected?
Regulating the grocery sector
Funded by an ARC Discovery Grant (DP150100504), this project investigates regulation by and of the major Australian supermarket chains.
Regulation of digital currency
What are the risks, problems, advantages and other issues arising from the developments of digital currencies? Are they 'money' and how are they to be regulated?
Sustainable banking in Indonesia
This PhD project explores the implementation of mandatory sustainable finance regulation in Indonesia and how bank employees interpret its key norms.
Third party litigation funding
Australia was one of the earlier jurisdictions to allow third party litigation funding. It is now one of the earliest jurisdictions to review its operation and to propose a regulatory system.
Trade law and history
This interdisciplinary project explores the impact of international trade law on domestic policy, regulatory actors and regulatory institutions in Australia.
Worker protection index
The Worker Protection Index (WPI) has been developed as a new measure for quantitative cross-national comparison of the strength of worker protection provided by law.