The Regulation and Governance Clinic is a unique experiential learning opportunity for students interested in gaining hands-on exposure to contemporary issues in regulation and governance. You will work as a self-directed team on a client project, drawn from partners of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. You will gain experience tackling real-world regulatory and governance challenges by collaborating with policy and practice stakeholders, such as government agencies, think tanks, civil society, and intergovernmental organisations, to provide evidence-based research, analysis, and advice. The Clinic offers the best of online and on-campus experience where ANU academic and professional staff provide fundamental skill-building sessions, such as policy writing, negotiating teams, and research communication. Regular Clinic meetings provide students the opportunity to present ongoing research from their work with partner organisations, solicit feedback from peers, and brainstorm new solutions in a collaborative setting.
Health Justice Australia (HJA)
HJA is the national centre of excellence for health justice partnership, supporting collaborations between services to achieve better health and justice outcomes for vulnerable communities. HJA supports the expansion and effectiveness of health justice partnerships through: developing evidence and translating that evidence into knowledge that is valued by practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and funders; supporting practitioners to work collaboratively, including through brokering, mentoring and facilitating partnerships; connecting the experience of people coming through health justice partnerships, and their practitioners, with opportunities for lasting systems change through reforms to policy settings, service design and funding.
Research Expression of Interest
In a practitioner-led movement, community lawyers have been moving out of their offices and into the most unlikely of places – hospitals and community health settings – to collaborate with health services and their patients to address unmet, health-harming legal need. Known as health justice partnerships, these collaborations work by embedding legal help into healthcare services and teams. They have formed in response to a growing body of evidence that shows there are groups of people who are vulnerable to intersecting legal and health problems, but who are unlikely to turn to legal services for solutions.
The health justice partnership model delivers on a joined-up services approach by breaking down silos and becoming more responsive to citizen needs. However, health and legal practitioners operate from discordant professional frameworks for information-sharing, and current risk-based approaches to information-sharing are at best underdeveloped and at worst detrimental to the goals of health justice partnership. The scope of work for the clinic fellows is to make a robust contribution to knowledge on what models or frameworks exist that could support a collaborative model of information-sharing based on relational regulation, trust, and enhanced agency for citizens over their personal data and how it is shared under a joined-up services model. The report should include at a minimum: a brief overview of the state of the knowledge in the area, some form of analysis of available knowledge, and initial recommendations for policy or research.