Remedying Robodebt: The Unanswered Questions

With the onset of coronavirus crisis, all Australians have recognised that we must to come together to protect those most in need. We have rushed to support unprecedented measures to build resilience and encourage the solidarity needed to push through unique challenges. As I’ve discussed elsewhere, the speedy reset of our social security system reflects a long-delayed and needed recognition that it represents a critical piece of national infrastructure. There remain, however, areas we must fix so we can generate the community needed to fight the challenges facing us. One is the urgent need to remedy robodebt. Continue Reading

‘Harming Women with Words’ – La Trobe Law School Academics invited to present to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Laws

This Thursday, La Trobe Law School’s Nicole Shackleton and Dr Laura Griffin, along with co-author Danielle Walt, will appear before the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-vilification laws, their possible expansion, and/or extension of protections beyond existing classes, to speak about… Continue Reading

La Trobe LawTech explores big data, privacy and the law

This year La Trobe Law School’s LawTech team have been at the forefront of debates surrounding artificial technology, social media regulation and the role of big data in government decision making. La Trobe LawTech is a research, educational and consulting… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School rated as “above world standard’ for research and impact

The Law School received excellent results in the Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 evaluation, published this month. This evaluation framework identifies excellence in research across Australia’s higher education institutions. For the first time La Trobe Law, received a ‘4’… Continue Reading

Associate professor Savitri Taylor: The International Governance of Forced Migration

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Savitri Taylor published a chapter in a book titled, “The International Governance of Forced Migration” in A. Burke and R. Parker (eds) Global Insecurity: Futures of Global Chaos and Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)… Continue Reading

Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception?

Recently, La Trobe Law School Associate Lecturer Tobias Barkley published an article in the Australian Property Law Journal titled: Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception? Abstract There is a widespread idea that trustees hold a ‘bare’ or ‘dry’ title,… Continue Reading

Recent Publication on Coronial Law and Spatial Justice

In ‘Walking With the Dead: Coronial Law and Spatial Justice in the Necropolis’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, “explores a spatial history of the office of coroner in the nineteenth century”. He “examines how the movements of the… Continue Reading