La Trobe Law School academic Associate Professor Savitri Taylor and Swinburne academic Professor Klaus Neumann received today an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for a project titled ‘Protecting Non-citizens: An Australian legal and political history, 1945-89’:
The project seeks to investigate Australia’s contribution to international law relating to the protection of non-citizens, and the impact such law has on government policy and administrative practice. The protection needs of millions of people who are de jure or de facto stateless have presented a seemingly intractable global challenge for close to a century. This project aims to analyse Australia’s response to that challenge. Using legal and historical methodology, this project plans to investigate Australia’s contribution to international discussions about the right and/or duty of states to provide surrogate protection to non-citizens. It also plans to analyse the impact of emerging international legal norms on Australian asylum seeker policy and practice, and the conflicting interests within government that informed policy decisions.
La Trobe Law School congratulates Associate Professor Savitri Taylor and Professor Klaus Neumann on their success!