Researcher biography

Dr Peter Billings is an Associate Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law. He was the Director of Mooting in the Law School from 2011-2015. In 2014 he was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Warwick. He was the general editor of Law Asia (2016). His research interests are in particular areas of public law: administrative law, immigration and refugee law, social welfare law and human rights law. In 2016 he received an Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Pro Bono Centre). Since 2010 he has received five teaching excellence awards within the School of Law for outstanding course/teacher evaluations, and in 2011 was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Award (UQ) for the Asylum and Refugee Law Project.

Recently, he has published several papers on CrImmigration law, policy and practice: including; "Refugee Protection and State Security In Australia: Piecing Together Protective Regimes" (2018) 24(4) Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 222-233; "Regulating Crimmigrants Through the Character Test: Exploring the Consequences of Mandatory Visa Cancellation for the Fundamental Rights of Non-citizens in Australia" (2019) 71(1) Crime, Law and Social Change 1-23; and, "Getting Rid of Risky Foreigners: Promoting Community Protection at the Expense of Administrative Justice?" (2019) 47(2) Federal Law Review (Online First). He is editor of a forthcoming socio-legal volume entitled Crimmigration in Australia - Law Politics and Society (2019, Springer), and co-authored a book chapter (with R Ananian-Welsh) entitled "Counter-terrorism and the Exclusion of Refugees and Refugee-Citizens from Australia" which will be pubished by Brill Nijhoff in a collection on "Terrorism and Asylum" edited by James C Simeon.