Recent Judicial Reforms in China: Circular Reforms or a Breakthrough for the Chinese Judiciary?

This presentation examines judicial reforms that were initially launched in 1999. It starts with an analysis of the fundamental problems and difficulties that impeded judicial reforms over the past two decades or so. This will be followed by a careful analysis… Continue Reading

Why do we need to know more about dispute resolution in China?

By Huaning Gu In Australia, China often feels far away with a different social system, legal system and culture. So why is there a need for Australians to inform themselves about Chinese dispute resolution? Mediation in China: an old tradition… Continue Reading

Free trade agreements: friend or foe for Australian university graduates?

La Trobe Law Free Trade

On Wednesday 21 September 2016 the La Trobe Law School convened a panel debate chaired by La Trobe Law School lecturer Dr Ozlem Susler, entitled “Free Trade Agreements: What’s In It For Australian University Graduates?” Free trade agreements have somewhat… Continue Reading

A Subtle Judicial Conversation About How to Define the Employee: Recent Cases on ‘Working in the Business of Another’

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

by Jill Murray The contract of employment is the cornerstone of employment law: most of the protections devised by statute for workers are provided only to those with a contract of employment. This kind of contract is a creature of… Continue Reading