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Two UOW Law students offered Associateships with Judge Virginia Bell on the High Court

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UOW Law students Lachlan Auld and Nathan Johnston have been offered highly competitive Associateships with Judge Virginia Bell on the High Court during 2018 and 2019.

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Law academic’s PhD chosen for Oxford University Press publication
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The Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association last week announced that the PhD thesis selected for publication by the Oxford University Press for 2017, is that of UOW law lecturer Dr Caroline Dick. Caroline’s thesis - Sumptuary Law by any other name: manifestations of sumptuary regulation in Australia, 1901-1927 – takes a much broader view of ‘taxation’ than might otherwise be understood and raises important issues about the history and social and economic impact of taxation in Australia.

Caroline sought to ‘unpick the past rhetoric of masculinist tariff policy and to repopulate the previously narrow narrative of taxation history by [re]placing women, albeit as victims, within its discourse’. Her thesis provides a contemporaneous account of the taxing policies of the post Federation period and highlights the strong symbiotic relationship between taxation and protectionism. It suggests that the imposition of taxation during the period she studied in post Federation Australia until the beginning of the Great Depression, was not just about raising revenue and that it is obvious that projects such as the taxing of public amusements were also undoubtedly clad with the impulse for moral regulation.

This highly competitive and prestigious selection is overseen by the Association’s Doctoral Series Editorial Board. The selected publication was announced at the conference dinner held of the Association, held this year at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

Associate Professor Julia Quilter sheds light on the consequences of politically driven law making at TEDxUWollongong

School of Law Academic Associate Professor Julia Quilter had the opportunity to present her talk, 'When is criminal law the answer?' at the recent TedxUWollongong event, held at iAccelerate. In her talk, Associate Professor Quilter explains why creating new offences should be a last resort, reserved for cases where there is a genuine gap, using topical examples of the so-called ‘One-Punch’ and ‘Lockout Laws’ – just as the restrictions in the Lockout Laws have been relaxed in January 2017. Watch her full talk below, and read more about her research in this article from The Stand.


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LHA in the News

25 Jan | 'Delaying tragedy': the Bourke Street deaths and the push to change... Dr Julia Quilter, The Guardian

17 Dec | NSW one-punch alcohol fuelled violence legislation isn't working, legal experts say, Dr Julia Quilter, Canberra Times

25 Nov | Changes to Radio National are gutting a cultural treasure trove, Dr Siobhan McHugh, The Conversation

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8 Nov | Cooperation is key to securing maritime security in the... Dr Sam Bateman, The Conversation

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27 Sep | Drone, not droning on, featuring Ted Mitew, The Standard, 

23 Sep | Don't bother locking up your daughters, but keep a... featuring Assoc Prof Michael Flood, Stuff

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Research Events


Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC)

LIRC is known for its leading edge interdisciplinary research in law, social sciences and the humanities. Each year LIRC hosts a range of seminars, symposia and other academic events which are presented by UOW Law and visiting academics. Everyone is warmly invited to attend. A full list of LIRC events are available on the LIRC website.

For a list of events held by Research centres, networks and initiative in LHA, refer to individual sites linked from the Faculty Research page.

Last reviewed: 28 February, 2017