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Current Students

Name Project Supervisor
Ann Elizabeth Apps Realising potential – a comparative study of the legal frameworks for cooperatives and the South Pacific Professor Ross Grantham
Sarah Asokendaran Commonwealth harmonisation of coal seam gas regulatory frameworks in Australia their want of states will Professor Jonathan Fulcher
Professor Jonathan Crowe
Nicolas Augoustinos Principles of cultural heritage law and the international guardianship of the Greek Orthodox heritage Professor Craig Forrest
Victoria Baumfield Restoring a public focus to government business enterprises (GBEs): Proposals to make GBEs more responsive to public concerns Professor Ross Grantham
Professor Graeme Orr
Andrew Bell Re-identifying data: an investigation into the feasibility, harm, benefits and legal impacts of re-identifying publicly available, anonymised data sets Dr Mark Burdon 
Ana Borges Migration and domestic violence: Women's experiences of proving domestic violence as a requirement for permanent residency Prof Heather Douglas
Associate Professor Elizabeth Mackinlay
Shane Bosma State responsibility to regulate, mitigate and compensate for damage from trans boundary pollution arising from uncontrolled hydrocarbon releases from offshore oil and gas facilities Prof Nick Gaskell
Prof Sarah Derrington
Samuel Boyle Capacity and Treatment Refusal: How law does and should deal with the case of Anorexia Nervosa A/Prof Tamara Walsh
Mirza Buana State Courts and Traditional Dispute Resolution (TDR) in South Kalimantan: A Comparative Socio-Legal Study Professor Jennifer Corrin
Associate Professor Ann Black
Victoria Colvin When is a charging decision "final"? Review and reversal of decisions not to prosecute in Australia, Canada and England and Wales Professor Heather Douglas
Philip Stenning (Griffith University)
Katrina Kluss

Towards the Ideal in a Non-Ideal World: the case for assigning juridical personhood to nonhuman animals in Australia

Dr Justine Bell-James
Prof Jonathan Crowe
Prof Clive Phillips

Lorraine Finlay The universal franchise: the protection of voting rights under the Australian Constitution Professor James Allan
Professor Nicholas Aroney
Mark Fowler Church and state relations and the tax exemption and charitable endorsement of religious institutions in Australia Professor Nicholas Aroney 
David Galbraith An Historico-Legal Study of the Defamation Act, 1958 (NSW) Professor Nicholas Aroney
Professor Warren Swain 
Xavier Goffinet Indonesia's criminal justice response to the smuggling of migrants Professor Andreas Schloenhardt
Dr Clare Cappa 
Helen Gregorczuk Toward a new framework for fair collection of personal information by retailers in the age of big data and analytics? Dr Mark Burdon
Ryan Haddrick The Queen's Ministers of State for the Commonwealth: The Relationship between the Prerogatives of the Crown and the Executive Power of the Commonwealth Professor Nicholas Aroney
Professor Anthony Cassimatis 
David Jefferson Buen Vivir: Agriculture, Food Sovereignty, and the Re-imagination of Intellectual Property in Ecuador Professor Brad Sherman
Craig Jensen The Quality of Justice in Australian Extradition Professor Anthony Cassimatis 
Jennifer Jude Registration, recording and noting of native title in Australia A/Prof Margaret Stephenson
Dr Sean Sexton
Henry Kha Divorce law in Victorian England Associate Professor Warren Swain
Associate Lecturer Karen Fairweather
Scott Kiel-Chisholm Civil Liability Challenges for the Law and Neural Interface Devices: Reconceptualising the Law Dr Alan Davidson
Professor John Devereux
Constance Lee Constitutionalism and Conceptions of Human Depravity: A Return to Reformed Natural Law Foundations Professor Nicholas Aroney
Professor Jonathan Crowe
Joseph Lelliott Smuggling of unaccompanied minors Professor Andreas Schloenhardt
Associate Professor Peter Billings
Paul Mae Solomon Islands Constitutional Dilemma: Local Participation, Customary Law and Traditional Institutions of Governance Professor Jennifer Corrin
Professor Nick Aroney
Hue Mai Securing Freedom of Information in Vietnamese Government and Law Professor Graeme Orr
Associate Professor Peter Billings
Rachel McDonald (nee Phelan) A critical review and analysis of the human right and legal entitlement of Australian women to breastfeed on their return to work. A comparative legal study of Australia, United States and Ireland Dr Francesca Bartlett
Dr Paul Harpur 
Ashwin Nair Maritime Liens in 21st century Australia: transferability and conflict Professor Craig Forrest 
Maria Nicolae An evaluation of the appropriateness of applying criminal law sentencing principles to the proscription and regulation of corporate governance management practices within the civil penalties regime Associate Professor David Morrison
Dr Vicky Comino
Irna Nurhayati The Implementation of the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Selected Southeast Asian Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis and Evaluation Dr Alan Davidson
Dr Barbora Jedlickova
Helen Punter Therapeutic policing: police as therapeutic agents Professor Simon Bronitt
A/Prof Tamara Walsh
Jessica Ritchie The use of DNA evidence in cross-border investigations: From crisis to confidence Professor Simon Bronitt
Dr Mark Burdon 
Kellie Robson Rights and Risk: A risk theory analysis of judicial review of indefinite immigration detention Professor Simon Bronitt
Benjamin Saunders A Government for a Sovereign People: The Expectations and Intentions of the Framers of the Australian Constitution regarding Responsible Government Professor Nicholas Aroney
Professor Graeme Orr
Akshay Sreevatsa Recognition of the Islamic State - Implications for International Law and International Humanitarian Law Prof Anthony Cassimatis
Dr Melanie O'Brien
Emily Steel Is the construction of assistive technology and choice in Australian policy compliant with contemporary disability rights? Dr Paul Harpur
Dr Francesca Bartlett
Dr Lisa Stafford (UQ School of Social Science)
Peta Stephenson Measuring the metes and bounds of Commonwealth Executive Power: Towards an explanation of s 61 of the Constitution Professor Nicholas Aroney
Professor Jonathan Crowe
Brooke Thompson The feasibility of legal pluralism in Australia's secular framework- would the introduction of Sharia Inheritance laws be a viable exception? Associate Professor Ann Black
Associate Professor David Morrison
Garth Wooler Unconscionable Conduct and The Autonomy Principle: A Determination of Conditions Under Which Unconscionable Conduct Abrogates Independence in Documentary Credit Transactions Dr Alan Davidson
Professor John Devereux
Yan Xuan China's maritime arbitration system's 'Selective Adaption' to international legal norms and practice Professor Sarah Derrington
Associate Professor Qiao Liu
Yu (Molly) Yao Comparative analysis on legal conflicts from allocation of risks in the emission reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) reforming mechanism conductive to coexistence of interests in the conflict of laws A/Prof Qiao Liu
Professor Rick Bigwood 
Behnaz Zarrabi Comparison of religiously motivated homicide in Islamic and Common Law systems Professor Simon Bronitt
Dr Saskia Hufnagel 

Recently graduated RHD student projects

Susan Anderson Terrorism, the use of force and the right to self-defence under international law
Twana Hassan A Jurisprudential Analysis of Freedom of Expression
Danielle Ireland-Piper Why Our Court? Why Not Theirs? A Comparative analysis of Extraterritoriality in the 21st Century: A New Frontier in International Cooperation of the Demise of Meaningful Multilateralism
Rachel Lee The role of voluntary administration from the viewpoint of liberty and the assessment of its efficiency from the viewpoints of deductivist and inductivist economic methodologies
Yiping Lu The transformation of the Chinese judiciary from the traditional to the modern, a study in judicial reform in revolutionary conditions
Ruth Walker A Grimm Reality: The horrors of child homicide - prevalence, perlustration and prevention
Jahid Bhuiyan Promoting and Protecting the Right to Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh
Eve Massingham The obligation to respect and to ensure respect in all circumstances pursuant to Common Article 1 of the Four Geneva Conventions of August 1949 and Additional Protocols I and III: an Australian weapons law perspective
Patricia Pais Domestic violence case processing: The efficacy of no drop prosecution rules: A comparative analysis
Faiz Wijaya The Role of the Constitutional Court in Securing Constitutional Government in Indonesia
Sarah Zhong Restitution of Chinese cultural relics plundered from Opium War to the End of Japanese invasion