19
Jan
2016

Understanding how social constructions influence the design and implementation of health policy for socially disadvantaged groups

Tony Kiessler

How do social constructions influence the design and implementation of health policy for socially disadvantaged groups in the cross-border region between PNG & Australia?

Signboard advertising joint AusAid PNG Dept of Health initiative

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02
Feb
2016

Transitional justice and displacement: lessons from Liberia and Afghanistan

Jacqueline Parry

Transitional justice as conventionally understood is often ill equipped to support the justice outcomes that refugees seek.

Cartogram visualising data on origins of refugees and internally displaced persons. © Copyright Sasi Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).

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03
Feb
2016

Human Rights Reading Group February 2016

Marie-Eve Loiselle

The first HRRG for 2016 will look at a chapter from Manderson’s book, Songs Without Music: Aesthetic Dimensions of Law and Justice.

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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04
Feb
2016

Participation and the protection of citizens abroad in international law

Suzanne Akila

This thesis examines national systems and past cases from Germany, Mexico and Australia, with a focus on how actors use legal and non-legal mechanisms in the protection of citizens abroad.

Image of Australian passport

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09
Feb
2016

Responsive enforcement strategy and corporate compliance with disclosure regulations

Dr Hai (Steven) Wu

Design and implementation of an appropriate enforcement strategy is an important determinant of the effectiveness of public enforcement of securities laws.

@asicmedia Twitter image of Commissioner Greg Tanzer addressing the 2015 Australian Regulatory Summit

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10
Feb
2016

Sport and the sociological imagination

Kathryn Henne and others

Kate Henne joins panel discussion at Victoria University

Basketball player

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16
Feb
2016

A global regulatory New Deal for precarious and informal workers

Shelley Marshall

A proposal for a bold new international scheme to promote and enforce a global living wage.

Cardboard sign: "WIll Work For Living Wage"

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18
Feb
2016

Inventive global governance

Terence Halliday

This paper uses three cases of global trade lawmaking to show how international organizations in global lawmaking ecologies engage in inventive adaptation.

Image of lightbulbs pattern

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18
Feb
2016

What are the possibilities of feminist regulation?

Kate Henne

This planning event and gathering is the first in a series of events aimed at generating a cross-campus conversation on regulation and feminist praxis.

Abstract image of bokeh by Kevin Dooley on flickr

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23
Feb
2016

Transcending human rights legalism: a study of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Nara Ganbat

This seminar discusses the outcomes of research on impacts of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Australia and Mongolia.

Visitors from Mongolia Disability Rights explore accessibility improvements in public transport systems in Washington DC, USA, examining bus route in braille print.

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23
Feb
2016

Wrestling government from the influence of the shadow state: attempting land reform in Vanuatu

Siobhan McDonnell

This paper will detail how state power has historically been wielded over customary land largely in opposition to the interests of custom landowner groups in Vanuatu.

Sign in Vanuatu: "Private Property, Tabu, No Hunting, No Fishing, No Katem Wud, No Karem Fruit, No Trespass"

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29
Feb
2016

Mount Stromlo February 2016 Writing Retreat

n/a

One day CIGJ writing retreat at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.

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29
Feb
2016

MCHP Seminar: Responses to medical device regulatory warning and implications for health services research

Art Sedrakyan

Please Join us for the first public seminar of 2016 of the Menzies Centre of Health Policy on the responses to medical device regulatory warning and implications for health services research, led by Professor Art Sedrakyan.

Still life of surgical tool

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01
Mar
2016

New trends in modern policing: preventing organized crime, policing outlaw motorcycle clubs

Synnøve Jahnsen

Intelligence and proactive investigation, along with crime analysis and the use of modern investigative methods, such as surveillance and provocation, have become of vital importance.

Outlaw biker jacket: Hells Angels MC Denmark

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08
Mar
2016

Rethinking international cooperation: crime, policy and politics in Australia-Indonesia relations

Mr Michael McKenzie

What are the conditions that promote crime cooperation between Australia and Indonesia?

Australian and Indonesian police officers at a crime scene

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15
Mar
2016

Bookclub: Weaving intellectual property policy in small island developing states

Miranda Forsyth

In their new book, Dr Miranda Forsyth and her co-author Professor Sue Farran consider the challenges of creating appropriate intellectual property frameworks in developing economies, focusing on small island states in the Pacific.

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17
Mar
2016

AI and the future

Tom Everitt & Jan Leike

In today’s world, AI has become indispensable, with applications ranging from stock market trading and machine translation to self-driving cars. This talk outlines present and future advancements in AI and their impact on society.

Image of go board

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17
Mar
2016

Human Rights Reading Group March 2016

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

HRRG March 2016 will look at Richard Ashby Wilson’s ‘Gangster’s Paradise? Framing Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa’

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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22
Mar
2016

Unhealthy commodity producers and health governance: policy implications of strategic and structural links across alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food manufacturers

Jeff Collin

This seminar will highlight the potential significance of understanding strategic similarities, policy learning and collaboration across leading producers to transforming health governance.

Supermarket snack food aisle

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23
Mar
2016

MCHP Seminar: How do health systems compare?

Judith Healy

This presentation examines different ways of comparing and analysing health systems, institutions, health policies and programs, drawing in part on the work of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Still life of surgical tools

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24
Mar
2016

Dynamics of reciprocal regulation

Seung-Hun Hong

Using a series of in-depth interviews with people involved in prudential regulation in Australia and South Korea, this research explores ways in which diverse species of reciprocity are harnessed in regulatory space and the effects they have on regulatory outcomes.

Abstract image of swirls

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29
Mar
2016

Judging clerical abuse: regulatory responses to sex abuse and the prospect of institutional change

Meredith Edelman

What responses have proved most useful in bridging the gap between the sense of injustice identified by so many observers and survivor advocates and the efforts to do justice taken by civil society and the Church itself?

Liturgical scene

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31
Mar
2016

Law's rule - Liberia and the rule of law

Shane Chalmers

This thesis undertakes a study of the life of law’s rule in a country that is on the frontline of the global spread of powerful ideologies.

Oil painting of people against a background of primary colours

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04
Apr
2016

Mount Stromlo April 2016 Writing Retreat

N/a

One day CIGJ writing retreat at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.

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05
Apr
2016

RegNet April 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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12
Apr
2016

The impact of the Oslo Agreements on democracy, transparency and accountability within Palestinian NGOs

Izzat Abdulhadi

This PhD mid-term seminar will examine and evaluate the reasons why Palestinian NGOs adopted democratic governance, their role in the emerging state, and how democratic governance enabled Palestinian NGOs to contribute to the first Palestinian experience of self-determination and democratic statehood.

Balloons in the colours of the Palestinian flag against a blue sky.

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13
Apr
2016

Human Rights Reading Group April 2016

Mareike Riedel

HRRG April 2016 will look at Julie Novkov’s article, “Legal Archaeology” (2011) 64 Political Research Quarterly 348.

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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14
Apr
2016

What does the Paris Agreement mean for private finance actors in the global response to climate change?

Megan Bowman

What the Paris Agreement means, for the private financial response to climate change and why that response should matter to policy makers, practitioners, and civil society, is discussed.

Trading Floor at the New York Stock Exchange

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19
Apr
2016

International criminal justice and the politics of statebuilding in Palestine

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

This seminar will examine how international criminal justice is already re-shaping avenues for redress and representations of statehood in Palestine and beyond.

Photo of President of Palestine, H.E. Mr Mahmoud Abbas visiting the ICC Prosecutor, Mrs Fatou Bensouda

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21
Apr
2016

China: powerhouse and resistor of restorative justice reform

Yan (Ian) Zhang

This doctoral research project aims to examine current restorative mediation programs (people’s mediation, criminal reconciliation and traditional De Gu mediation) by the Chinese government to see how they can work and what resistance to promoting them can be encountered.

Beijing traffic sign "Sharp Turn - Slow Down"

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26
Apr
2016

The impact of the Oslo Agreements on democracy, transparency and accountability within Palestinian NGOs

Izzat Abdulhadi

This PhD mid-term seminar will examine and evaluate the reasons why Palestinian NGOs adopted democratic governance, their role in the emerging state, and how democratic governance enabled Palestinian NGOs to contribute to the first Palestinian experience of self-determination and democratic statehood.

Balloons in the colours of the Palestinian flag against a blue sky.

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27
Apr
2016

MCHP Seminar: A win for public health – tobacco plain packaging

John Atwood and Jonathan Liberman

Australia’s first involvement as a Respondent in Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions of the Australia-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty is discussed.

Image of decomposing cigarette packet

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28
Apr
2016

Making sense of the ways journalists, academics, bureaucrats, politicians and the public see public questions.

Peter Martin

How can people working in the fields of media, tax, economics, international treaties and climate change come together?

Image of questions marks painted on bitumen

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02
May
2016

Intersections lecture series - Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator Rachel Siewert (Senator for Western Australia, Australian Greens Party) joins us for the first of the RegNet Intersections lecture series to discuss how research can translate into policy change.

Rachel Siewert_

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04
May
2016

Supervising social change: Managerial justice in comparative perspective

Professor Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa

The role of the Colombian Constitutional Court in enforcing fundamental rights and promoting social change as well as how the Court has addressed issues pertaining to the democratic legitimacy, judicial competence, and economic impact of its decisions is analysed.

Palace of Justice, Bolívar Square Bogotá.

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12
May
2016

A fair go for all: Addressing social and health inequities in Australia and internationally

Various

This one day National Forum is an initiative of the Centre for Research Excellence on the Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRE-SDHE).

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18
May
2016

MCHP seminar: Universal health coverage in Australia and the 2016 Federal budget

Paul Dugdale

Join us for this public seminar, discussing on the implications of the 2016 Federal Budget on universal health coverage in Australia led by Paul Dugdale.

Image of nurse holding patient's hands

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24
May
2016

After conflict: memory frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh

Lia Kent

The intersection between ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ ways of remembering can reveal much about emerging forms of political identity.

Image of Timorese students at a commemoration gathering.

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25
May
2016

Consumer Action Workshop

A programme listing all speakers is available for viewing at the downloads tab.

A half-day interactive forum for consumer activists, academics, public officials and business people to propose action points to the Australian Consumer Law Review.

image of supermarket trolley zooming past supermarket shelves

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25
May
2016

Human Rights Reading Group May 2016

Emma Larking

HRRG May 2016 will look at Jacque Derrida’s ‘Derelictions of the Right to Justice (But what are the ‘sans-papiers’ lacking?)’

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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31
May
2016

Splas splas krangke olbaot: what the regulation of water music in Vanuatu tells us about custom, law, power and gender

Miranda Forsyth

This seminar discusses the various claims made in Vanuatu today over water music, a unique musical form that involves slapping, scooping, and pounding water to produce distinctive rhythms and a beautiful visual performance as well.

Image of Vanuatuans creating water music

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31
May
2016

Three shifts in US energy policy: Implications for the globe

Dr Christian Downie

The US is the world’s largest gas producer, the world’s largest oil producer and it has the largest coal reserves on the planet. This talk, given by Dr Christian Downie, considers three significant US policy shifts made during President Obama’s second term: (i) easing the restrictions on natural gas exports; (ii) ending the de facto ban on crude oil exports; and (iii) limiting emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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06
Jun
2016

Mount Stromlo June 2016 Writing Retreat

N/a

One day CIGJ writing retreat at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.

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07
Jun
2016

RegNet June 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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07
Jun
2016

Braithwaite Fellow Seminar: Decolonising regulation - a critical analysis of the Community Development Program

Shelley Bielefeld

This inaugural Braithwaite Fellow seminar will analyse government proposals for reform of CDP through the lenses of responsive regulation and critical Indigenous theory, and will explore what greater responsivity might actually require, taking into consideration social justice principles, the historical context of colonialism, and the importance of self-determination for Indigenous communities.

Greg Johns, Guardian Figures, 2003

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14
Jun
2016

The promise and practice of victim reparations in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

In this PhD midterm review seminar, Christoph Sperfeldt will discuss his thesis on victim reparations in international criminal justice.

image of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in session; schoolchildren are observing from the gallery.

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15
Jun
2016

Human Rights Reading Group June 2016

Christoph Sperfeldt

HRRG June 2016 will lead the discussion on the notion of ‘travelling concepts’ and ‘travelling models’, involving texts from Mieke Bal and Behrends/Park/Rottenburg.

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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15
Jun
2016

Is change coming? Hindsights, insights and foresights on the Philippine Elections 2016

Ronald Holmes, Hal Hill, Mark Turner and Imelda Deinla

In this panel discussion, four academics discuss the conduct of the recently concluded May 9 national elections in the Philippines and what may be expected from the newly elected government

Image of Rodrigo Duterte with quote "I will change this country even if it will cost me my life."

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16
Jun
2016

International law in Australian domestic law and vice-versa

Henry Burmester AO QC, Anthea Roberts, Stephanie Ierino

The Centre for International and Public Law – in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Attorney-General’s Department – will hold a panel discussion on the consideration of international law in Australian domestic courts, and the incorporation of decisions of international courts and tribunals into domestic law and vice-versa.

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20
Jun
2016

Understanding complex legality in international governance – reflections on ‘juris diction’

Siobhán Airey

How can international legal and international relations scholars effectively address changes in the relationship between law and international governance?

Abstract flame painting image

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21
Jun
2016

Big ideas: Issues of governance in global food systems, trade and health

Sharon Friel

Against a backdrop of highly industrial globalised supply chains, what does nutritious trade and investment policy look like? How do we make such policies happen?

A world map showing commercial shipping routes (in green) and air traffic (in blue).

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28
Jun
2016

Big Ideas: Global business and the demand for justice - exploring the impact of non‐judicial mechanisms of redress for human rights abuse by international business enterprises

Fiona Haines

Through an examination of non-judicial mechanisms of redress that have emerged in the wake of human rights obligations, this paper will explore whether justice is being achieved for local communities in seeking redress for the harm they have experienced.

Cartogram visualising data on Gross National Income. © Copyright Sasi Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).

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30
Jun
2016

Protection from 'refuge'

Kate Ogg

This PhD midterm review seminar addresses an emerging trend whereby refugees come to courts seeking protection from a place of ‘refuge’ rather than seeking protection from persecution in their home country.

Image of lifeboat in the stormy sea

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30
Jun
2016

Richard Wilson masterclass: Socio-legal approaches to studying international institutions

Richard A. Wilson

In this masterclass, Richard will review a variety of social research methods he has used in studying the varying strategies of legal actors in international institutions over the past 30 years.

Image of gavel with a background image of Earth seen from space

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01
Jul
2016

Is international law international?

Anthea Roberts

RegNet scholar Anthea Roberts will present a keynote lecture at the 2016 ANZSIL conference.

flags abstract

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01
Jul
2016

Does social science expertise matter at international criminal courts?

Richard A. Wilson

The prevailing epistemological framework at international criminal tribunals needs to be understood in relation to the strategy of the legal actors and the structural fragility of international institutions.

Image of Edison light bulbs

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04
Jul
2016

Mount Stromlo July 2016 Writing Retreat

n/a

One day CIGJ writing retreat at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.

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05
Jul
2016

Recent developments in investment agreements: the trend towards greater government control in investor-state disputes

Richard Braddock

This joint CIPL/CIGJ seminar surveys some of the key developments in recent agreements, including the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and culminating with the European Union’s initiative to replace the current system of ad-hoc investment tribunals with a standing investment court.

Image of globe and flags of the world orbiting around it

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12
Jul
2016

The fight for king coal’s crown: Business actors in the us coal and utility industries

Christian Downie

Drawing on interviews with executives across the US energy sector, this paper provides new insights about the preferences of business actors in the coal industry and the utility industry and the divisions within these industries that could be exploited by policymakers and activists seeking to enact climate change regulations.

Image of earth mover in a coal mine in Wyoming, USA

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13
Jul
2016

MCHP Seminar: Beyond stages and cycles - health policy weaving and juggling

Evelyne de Leeuw

Healthy Cities (Europe) and Municipal Health Planning (Victoria) used as case material to elicit conditions for successful joined-up government health policy development.

Woven basket

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19
Jul
2016

Big Ideas: Regulating and governing the financial institutions of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act forty years on

Jon Altman

In this seminar, Jon Altman will explore the logic of an emerging regulatory regime that has seen more and more control residing with the Minister rather than Aboriginal interests on the allocation of significant financial resources and consider whose interests are being served.

Image of mural illustrating the campaign for Aboriginal land rights.

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21
Jul
2016

Strange encounters: Interactions between Jewish law and state law in liberal democracies

Mareike Riedel

In this PhD thesis proposal review seminar, Mareike Riedel will discuss her research project on the regulation of Jewish religious practice in liberal democracies.

Image of lit candles in menorah

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21
Jul
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group July 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The first joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group for 2016 will look at a chapter from de Sousa Santos’s book, Towards a New Legal Common Sense, and an essay by Ayelet Shachar.

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.

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25
Jul
2016

Trouble in the South China Sea no more ‐ or more to come?

Hugh White, Lowell Bautista, and Imelda Deinla on a panel moderated by Hall Hill

On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and that China encroached on these rights with its fishing and petroleum exploration and by constructing artificial islands. Join us in this seminar to deliberate the prospects and implications of this landmark ruling.

Map of territorial claims in the South China Sea

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26
Jul
2016

Bookclub: A culture of rights - law, literature, and Canada

Benjamin Authers, Andrea Durbach and Robyn Morris

In his new book, Benjamin Authers examines the unique rights landscape of Canada through the lens of law and literature, taking as his point of departure the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982.

Front cover of book: 'A culture of rights - law, literature, and Canada'

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02
Aug
2016

Regulating capitalism's processes of destruction

Peter Drahos

Can regulatory capitalism adapt to meet the challenges set by the processes of destruction that it has released?

Image by Scott Beale on Flickr under the CC BY-NC 2.0 license

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04
Aug
2016

Hidden power: the strategic logic of organised crime

James Cockayne

This new book by James Cockayne reveals criminal mafias determining political outcomes to suit their own agendas, and explores how they do it – by influencing elections, changing constitutions, fomenting terrorism, waging war, negotiating peace deals and working behind the scenes in pivotal historical moments such as the Second World War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Hidden power: The strategic logic of organised crime book cover

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08
Aug
2016

Beyond best in class regulation workshop

Neil Gunningham, John Braithwaite, Val Braithwaite, Sharon Friel, Jeroen van der Heijden

Around the world, regulators confront immense challenges in balancing multiple objectives that hold major consequences for societies and their economies. The complexities and the range of players involved in this balancing act came to the fore in the recent Senate inquiry on personal choice and community impacts.

This half-day workshop for policymakers, regulators and civil society actors will focus on practical paths to regulatory excellence and innovation and include discussions with key academics who have a track record of working with policymakers to develop best in class regulation.

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09
Aug
2016

RegNet August 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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09
Aug
2016

Energy governance in China's SOEs: a city level look at how massive refineries and petrochemical plants respond to regulation in energy efficiency

Nima Masroori

This PhD project is a city level study of regulation looking at the regulation of energy efficiency in giant Chinese state-owned enterprises operating in refining and petrochemicals.

Image of BASF-YPC joint venture petrochemical plant in Nanjing, China

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16
Aug
2016

Big Ideas: the vengeful state - responses by democratic governments to unauthorized public disclosure of national security information

Peter Grabosky

The responses of democratic states to the unauthorised public disclosure of national security information is compared. Was information appropriately withheld from the citizenry in the first place and what harm to national security resulted from the disclosures?

Padlock and chain

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23
Aug
2016

The commitment to sustainable development in three Australian states

Kuntal Goswami

The political and economic context and the process of adoption of a sustainable development based strategic plan during the first half of the 2000’s in three Australian states - Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia - is investigated.

Image of 'green' globe floating above a pair of hands

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24
Aug
2016

MCHP Seminar: an unprecedented global infant and young child feeding transition appears to be underway. What’s driving it? What can be done about it?

Phillip Baker and Julie Smith

Phillip Baker and Julie Smith discuss their latest publication describing the recent infant formula milk sales trends and patterns at the global, regional and national levels.

Image of infant milk formula can

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25
Aug
2016

Big ideas: achieving regulatory excellence

Cary Coglianese

What makes a regulator excellent at its work?

Image of vanishing point

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30
Aug
2016

Is international law international?

Anthea Roberts

Patterns of difference and dominance characterize the field of international law. This seminar examines the construction of international law as a transnational legal field, focusing in particular on the role of international law academics and international law textbooks.

Flags of the 193 member states of the UN, Allée des Drapeaux, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

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01
Sep
2016

The lessons and experience of a policy advisor

Meredith Edwards

How can a public policy advisor have the most influence?

Image of questions marks painted on bitumen

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06
Sep
2016

PhD midterm review: China: rule-maker or rule-taker in the international intellectual property system?

Wenting Cheng

Against the backdrop of international regime complexity and rising IP capacity in China, this thesis explores how China engages the international IP system. Will China translate its increasing use of IP in its domestic markets into a global regulatory power over IP standards? Will China become a rule-maker which challenges US hegemony over existing international IP regimes? What are the limits for China’s further engagement in the international IP system? To answer these questions, geographical indications (GIs) will be used as one of a number of case studies to reveal China’s subtle position in multilateral regimes and its effort to advance its domestic policy objectives via bilateral arrangements.

ChinaUsflag

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08
Sep
2016

Anthea Roberts masterclass: the investment treaty system - claims and controversies

Anthea Roberts

This masterclass provides an introduction to the investment treaty system, explaining what investment treaties are and why they were introduced, how the system has grown and changed overtime, as well as what controversies the system is facing and how it is responding to criticisms.

Surfboard in beach sand protest sign: "No TPP / Stop Secret Trade Deals"

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13
Sep
2016

Pathways to inclusion of refugee migrants

Ibolya Losoncz

The increased demand for refugee admissions and resettlement in developed countries makes it important for the governments’ of host countries to understand the refugee integration process. Yet, the literature on pathways and processes facilitating and driving integration is under-theorised, poorly understood, and needs systematic research.

pathways

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20
Sep
2016

Recent developments in investment agreements: the trend towards greater government control in investor-state disputes

Richard Braddock

This joint CIPL/CIGJ seminar surveys some of the key developments in recent agreements, including the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and culminating with the European Union’s initiative to replace the current system of ad-hoc investment tribunals with a standing investment court.

Image of globe and flags of the world orbiting around it

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27
Sep
2016

Big Ideas: the rule of law: pasts, presents, and two possible futures

Martin Krygier

The recent rise of the rule of law, from controversial legal ideal to unopposed international cliché/slogan, has rendered increasingly murky what the concept might mean, what the phenomenon might be, and what it might be worth. In this seminar, Martin will argue, nevertheless, that the concept engages with fundamental and enduring issues of politics and law, particularly the dangers of arbitrary power, and the value of its institutionalised tempering.

BigIdeas

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29
Sep
2016

Commissioning civil society

Associate Professor Vasuki Nesiah, New York University

Civil society advocacy is a familiar element of the transitional justice field today. From the United Nations to grassroots organizations, there is a popular, shared chorus advocating for civil society ownership of, and participation in, transitional justice processes.

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04
Oct
2016

RegNet October 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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04
Oct
2016

Big Ideas: books, drugs and seeds: the politics of access

Susan Sell

This work in progress looks at the extent to which intellectual property protection affects access to educational materials and digital media, medicines and medical devices, and germplasm and agricultural biotechnology.

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11
Oct
2016

Thesis Proposal Day: RegNet PhD scholars present

Gary Lea, Sora Lee, Daniel Reeders, Chacko Thomas, Timothy Vines, Ryan Wong

RegNet PhD scholars present their thesis proposals to their supervisors, peers and other RegNet scholars.

Thesis

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18
Oct
2016

Are doctors different? Regulating individuals in the context of occupational subcultures

Judith Healy

A basic principle of ‘responsive regulation’ is that regulators should respond to the behavior, context and culture of those being regulated. Yet scholars generally pay more attention to regulatory and regulated organisations than to the individuals being regulated. Health professionals, and doctors in particular, as a distinctively difficult group to regulate, call for considerable regulatory guile.

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19
Oct
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group October 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The October 2016 joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group will look at Mariana Valverde’s book ‘Chronotopes of Law’.

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.

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25
Oct
2016

Bookclub: Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia

Rod Broadhurst, Robert Van Krieken (Sydney), Tyrell Haberkorn (ANU)

In their new book, Professor Roderic Broadhurst and his colleagues write about the history of violence in Cambodia, evaluating the extent to which Norbert Elias’s theories, published as The Civilizing Process in 1939, can be applied in a non-western context.

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01
Nov
2016

Australia’s asylum seeker regime: diminishing pathways for resistance

Cynthia Banham, Ben Doherty, Paul Stevenson

RegNet conversations on resistance: resisting the Australian government’s asylum seeker policies, without transgressing the law.

Graphic of sign with 'Resistance' in shattered font

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07
Nov
2016

Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council

Penny Wensley, Jeremy Farrall, Hilary Charlesworth

Proposal launch: ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through the United Nations Security Council’

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08
Nov
2016

Indigenous forms of resistance in the context of constitutional recognition

Jon Altman, Shelley Bielefeld, Asmi Wood, Mary Spiers Williams

Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples has sparked regular debate in recent years. Yet recognition remains contentious. Consultation in Victoria revealed resistance to recognition. Questions remain about what is to be recognised by whom and whether constitutional recognition should take place.

Graphic of sign with 'Resistance' in shattered font

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10
Nov
2016

"Gamble responsibly!": interrogating a decade of responsible gambling as individual responsibility - policy and regulation for business as usual

Linda Hancock

Should we keep or ditch ‘responsible gambling’ in the light of evidence on how the concept has been reinterpreted and watered down?

Image of slots corner, Casino Royale, RCCL Radiance Of The Seas

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15
Nov
2016

Everyday resistance

Sarah Milne, Tom Cliff, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Rebecca Monson

A discussion of the forms, dimensions and meanings of everyday resistance, its relationship to public, organised forms of resistance and its relationship to power.

Graphic of sign with 'Resistance' in shattered font

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22
Nov
2016

Brexit/voice: the role of hope in resistance

Sharon Friel, Val Braithwaite, Jesse Clarke and Daniel Reeders

This panel explores the implications of the Brexit vote as an expression of political resistance.

Graphic of sign with 'Resistance' in shattered font

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29
Nov
2016

Reconstituting accountability: cultural practices of voluntary accountability and regulatory governance at different jurisdictional levels

Paul Fawcett, Amanda Smullen, Matt Wood

Grid-group cultural theory is used to conceptualise practices of accountability, producing important insights into which ‘cultural practices’ of accountability are most prevalent in very different public organisations, and how those prevalent practices have emerged over time.

Photo of a spiders web in a greenhouse with condensation on it.

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01
Dec
2016

Evidence-based policing and self-regulation within a profession: the example of domestic violence policing

Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang

Two examples of the application of evidence-based policing by British police agencies to the topic of domestic violence will be discussed.

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06
Dec
2016

RegNet December 2016 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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06
Dec
2016

Putting a price on patent doctrines: evidence from the PBS

Hazel Moir

This exploratory study uses data from one medicine to explore the cost of granting low quality patents.

Image of blister packs of medicines

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07
Dec
2016

Addressing gender-based violence at the community level: the role of urban village courts in PNG

Fiona Hukula

Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in three Port Moresby Village Courts, this presentation will consider the role of the Village Court in implementing the Family Protection Act.

Village Magistrate Linda Rau from Kila Kila Village Court outside Port Moresby (DFAT, Flickr)

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14
Dec
2016

Chinese and Russian approaches to international law

Anthea Roberts

Using the lens of Comparative International Law, this talk examines how to characterise Chinese and Russian approaches to international law and what these challenges might say about the universality, or otherwise, of international law in this newly emerging Competitive World Order.

Chinese and Russian flags

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16
Dec
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group December 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The December 2016 joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group will look at Robert Cover’s Nomos and Narrative. There will also be an informal presentation about legal pluralism in Indonesia by RegNets visitor Bivitri Susanti.

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.

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