Book launch event: Health Law: Frameworks and Context

The Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy MP, will be launching Professor Anne-Maree Farrell’s new book, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press, 2017) on Thursday 9 November, 5-6.30pm at La Trobe’s City Campus, 360 Collins St, Level 20.… Continue Reading

CHLS Research Symposium: Health inequities, trade and global governance

This workshop will bring together researchers on health inequities, trade policy and global governance to explore key issues facing the Asia Pacific Region in the 21st century. Drawing on political economy perspectives, speakers will explore the relationships between health inequities… Continue Reading

Climate change, disasters and displacement – a toolkit approach in Africa

Abstract Environmental disasters and climate change are now the leading causes of displacement worldwide. Last year, an estimated 24.2 million people were newly displaced by disasters, nearly four times the number displaced by conflict and violence. As the effects of… Continue Reading

Short course: Refugee Law in Context

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

The ‘Refugee Law in Context’ short course explores aspects of Australian refugee law and policy in a regional and international context. It examines the international and domestic legal frameworks for dealing with refugees. It also considers the political and social… Continue Reading

What’s the Use of Public Interest Advocacy?

Abstract Looking back at three major cases he was involved in as a public interest advocate, Ray reflects on the ongoing questions: what’s the use of public interest advocacy and does it have a place at law school? The cases… Continue Reading

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

The ‘Right to Humiliate’: Basic income and the dignity of welfare recipients

By Caitlin O’Gorman The federal government’s move to introduce mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is yet another attempt to criminalise, punish and stigmatise those receiving income support payments. The trial would see Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients in Mandurah,… Continue Reading

Social inequality in Australia: Is it time to seriously consider a UBI?

By Hillary Montague A Universal Basic Income (“UBI”) may overcome social structural inequalities, poverty and the loss of dignity simultaneously and effectively. With the implementation of a UBI, individuals would have greater access to fully recognising their human rights. A… Continue Reading

Angelo Capuano joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Angelo Capuano joined La Trobe Law School as a Lecturer. He currently teaches in the law school’s Juris Doctor Program. Angelo is nearing the completion of his PhD at Monash University’s Faculty of Law. He holds a Bachelor of… Continue Reading

Raphael de Vietri joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Raphael de Vietri joined La Trobe Law School as a part-time lecturer. Aside from working as a lecturer, Raphael de Vietri is also a lawyer. He practices and teaches criminal law and related areas. He has a particular interest… Continue Reading