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Professor Patrick Keyzer Name: Professor Patrick Keyzer
Professor of Law
+613 9953 3539
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Thomas More Law School VIC
Saint Teresa of Kolkata Building(Bldg.421 - 115B Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 10-Room10.06
Biographical Information

Patrick Keyzer (pronounced Kay-Zer) has thirty years of experience as an academic and practising lawyer, focusing on human rights, public law, access to justice and criminal justice. At present Keyzer is working on a project investigating the use of restorative justice principles to mitigate climate change harms in Indonesia, and on a book reflecting on Australia&rsquos record of non-compliance with decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.


Books (authored books in bold, edited books in roman)

  1. Keyzer, P. and Richardson, M., A History of Disability Services in New South Wales, (forthcoming).
  2. Keyzer, P., Goff, C. and Fisher, A., Principles of Australian Constitutional Law (LexisNexis Australia, 2016 (earlier editions were sole-authored in 1998, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013).
  3. Keyzer, P., Sampford, C. and Popovski. V., eds., Access to International Justice, Routledge, 2015.
  4. Appleby, G., Keyzer, P. and Williams, J., eds., Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General, Ashgate, 2014.
  5. Hewitt, A., and Keyzer, P., eds., The Teaching-Research Nexus in Australian Law Schools, symposium edition of the Adelaide Law Review, 2014.
  6. Hanks, P., Keyzer, P. and Goff, C., Constitutional Law (LexisNexis: Halsbury&rsquos Laws of Australia), 2013
  7. Clarke, J., Keyzer, P. and Stellios, J. Australian Constitutional Law: Materials and Commentary (LexisNexis, 2013, 9th edition, 1336 pp).
  8. Keyzer, P., ed,. Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions, Intersentia, 2013.
  9. Keyzer, P., Johnston, J. and Pearson, M., eds., The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media, Halstead Press, 2012.
  10. McSherry, B., and Keyzer, P., eds., Dangerous People, Policy, Prediction and Practice, Routledge: 2011.
  11. Keyzer, P., and Field, I., eds., Perspectives on the Roles and Functions of Attorneys-General and Solicitors-General, Bond Law Review (2011) Volume 23.2.
  12. Keyzer, P., Open Constitutional Courts, Federation Press, 2010, 208pp (cited by the High Court of Australia).
  13. Keyzer, P., and Goff., C., Access to Constitutional Justice, Bond Law Review (2010) Volume 22.3.
  14. McSherry, B. and Keyzer, P., Sex Offenders and Preventive Detention: Law, Policy and Practice, Federation Press, 2009.
  15. Keyzer, P., Kenworthy, A., and Wilson, G., Community Engagement in Contemporary Legal Education: Pro Bono, Clinical Legal Education and Service Learning, Halstead Press, 2009.
  16. Blay, S., Burn, J., and Keyzer, P., Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers: The Search for Legitimate Parameters, Halstead Press: 2007 (also published as volume 9 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  17. Keyzer, P., Dangerous Prisoners, Halstead Press: 2006.
  18. Keyzer, P., Racism, Religious Intolerance and the Law, Halstead Press: 2006 (also published as volume 8 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  19. Stuhmcke, A., Carbone, J., and Keyzer, P., The Mind, The Body and the Law, Halstead Press: 2005 (also published as volume 7 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review and as a special edition of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law).
  20. Mowbray, A., and Keyzer, P., Computerisation of the Law, Halstead Press: 2004 (also published as volume 6 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  21. Keyzer, P., Nash, C., and Holland, G., The Public Right to Know, Halstead Press: 2003 (also published as volume 5 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  22. Keyzer, P., Legal Problem Solving: A Guide for Law Students (LexisNexis, 2003, 2nd edition)
  23. Creyke, R., and Keyzer, P., The Brennan Legacy, Federation Press: 2002.
  24. Mowbray, A., and Keyzer, P., Courts, Lawyers and the Internet, Halstead Press: 2002 (also published as volume 4 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  25. Keyzer, P., Intellectual Property in Indonesia: An Analysis of Recent Statutory Reform, Ratio Books: 2001.
  26. Keyzer, P., Monahan, G., and Taylor, L., Legal Education of Australia: Current Issues and Recent Developments, Halstead Press: 2001 (also published as volume 3 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review)
  27. Mowbray, A., and Keyzer, P., The Law and the Internet, Halstead Press: 2000 (also published as volume 2 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).
  28. Keyzer, P., The Courts and the Media, Halstead Press: 1999 (also published as volume 1 of the University of Technology Sydney Law Review).

Monographs and Expert Reports

  1. Avery, S. and Keyzer, P., (eds)., Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives on the Recurrent and Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, a Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitie and Psychiatric Impairment, First Peoples Disability Justice Consortium, April 2016.
  2. Dietrich, J., Eickhoff-Shemek, J., Finch, C., Jones, V., Keyzer, P., Norton, K., Sekendiz, B. and Coyle, I., The Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management Manual, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, 2014.
  3. Johnston, J., Keyzer, P., Pearson, M., Wallace, A. and Holland, G., Juries and Social Media, a report commissioned by the Victorian Attorney-General on behalf of the Standing Council on Law and Justice, 2013
  4. Discover: A Resource for People Planning for the Future, Endeavour Foundation, 2013 (with Gail Casey and Veronica Jones) (second edition commissioned, 2015)
  5. Preventive Detention for &lsquoDangerous&rsquo Offenders in Australia: A Critical Analysis and Proposals for Policy Development, Criminology Research Council: 2006 (with Bernadette McSherry and Arie Freiberg)
  6. I Hope He Dies Before Me: Caring for Ageing Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, 1997 (with Terry Carney and David Tait).

Refereed journal articles and book chapters

  1. Perry, H.W., Jr., and Keyzer, P., &ldquoHuman Rights Issues in Constitutional Courts: Why Amici Curiae are Important in the United States, and What Australia Can Learn from the U.S. Experience&rdquo, (2021) 37 Law in Context 66-98.
  2. Teague, V. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoElectronic Australian Elections: Verifiability of Accuracy ina  Design Goal, which Must be Mandated by Law and Deliberately Designed into Electronic Electoral Processes&rdquo, (2021) 37 Law in Context 42-65.    
  3. Donaldson, A., Callaghan, A., Bizzini, M., Jowett, A., Keyzer, P. and Nicholson, M., &ldquoConcept mapping approach to identifying the barriers to implementing an evidence-based sports injury prevention programme&rdquo, (2019) Injury Prevention 1-8. (H 72, SJR 1.36).
  4. Hokke S, Hackworth NJ, Bennetts SK, Nicholson JM, Keyzer P, Lucke J, Zion L, Crawford SB. Ethical considerations in using social media to engage research participants: Perspectives of Australian researchers and ethics committee members. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Accepted 13/05/2019. (H-Index 23, SJR 2018 0.83)
  5. Keyzer, P. and O&rsquoDonovan, D., &ldquoAustralia&rsquos Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: A critical analysis of the continuing growth of Australia&rsquos preventive detention and post sentence supervision system&rdquo, in Meijer, Annison and O&rsquoLoughlin, eds., Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction, Hart, 2019.
  6. Zuscak, S., Coyle, I., Keyzer, P. and Machin, T., &ldquoThe Marriage of Law and Psychology: Testamentary Capacity&rdquo, (2019) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 1-30  DOI:10.1080/13218719.2018.1557506 (H 28, SJR 0.39)
  7. Crawford, S.B., Hokke, S., Nicholson, J.M., Lucke, J., Zion, L., Hackworth, N.J., and Keyzer, P.,&ldquoIt&rsquos Not Black and White&rdquo: Public health researchers&rsquo and ethics&rsquo committees&rsquo perceptions of engaging research participants online&rdquo, (2018) 29(1) Internet Research 123-143. (H 71, SJR 1.51) 
  8. Hokke, S., Hackworth, N.J., Quin, N., Bennetts, S.K., Win, H.Y., Nicholson, J.M., Zion, L., Lucke, J., Keyzer, P., and Crawford, S.B., (2018) Ethical issues in using the internet to engage participants in family and child research: A scoping review. PLOS ONE 13(9): 1-30, e0204572.  (H 268, SJR 1.1)
  9. Donaldson, A., Callaghan, A., Bizzini, M., Jowett, A., Keyzer, P. and Nicholson, M., "Awareness and use of the 11+ injury prevention program amongst coaches of adolescent female football teams", (2018) International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching 929-938.
  10. Sekendiz, B., Norton, K., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Coyle, I.R., Gray, S. and Finch, C., &ldquoEmergency preparedness in fitness facilities: bridging the gap between policy and practice&rdquo, (2018) 8(1) International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management 71-85.
  11. Keyzer, P., &ldquoOpen Rights or Secret Risk Assessments? New Challenges for Public Law in an Age of Artificial Intelligence and the Law&rdquo, in Poblet, M., Casanovas, P. and Plaza, E., eds., Linked Democracy: Artificial Intelligence for Democratic Innovation, Melbourne, Australia, 19 August, 2017.
  12. Freckelton, I. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoFitness to Stand Trial and Disability Discrimination: An International Critique of Australia&rdquo, (2017) 24 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 770-783. (H 28, SJR 0.39).
  13. Keyzer, P. and O&rsquoDonovan, D., &lsquoImprisonment of Indigenous People with Cognitive Impairment: What Do Professional Stakeholders Think?  What Might Human Rights-Compliant Legislation Look Like?&rsquo (2016) 8(22) Indigenous Law Bulletin 17-20.
  14. Coyle, I. and Keyzer, P., &lsquoThe Removal of Convicted Noncitizens from Australia: Is There Only a Minimal and Remote Chance of Getting it Right?&rsquo (2016) 41(2) Alternative Law Journal 86-88. (H 8, SJR 0.12)
  15. Gray, S.E., Keyzer, P., Norton, K., Dietrich, J., Sekendiz, B., Coyle, I.R., and Finch, C.F., &ldquoThe role of equipment, the physical environment and training practices in customer safety within fitness facilities: the perspectives of fitness industry employees&rdquo, Journal of Fitness Research, (2016) vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 26-33.
  16. Gray, S.E., Sekendiz, B., Norton, K., Dietrich, J., Keyzer, P., Coyle, I.R., and Finch, C.F., &ldquoThe development and application of an observational audit tool for use in Australian fitness facilities&rdquo, Journal of Fitness Research, (2016) vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 29-38.
  17. Sekendiz, B., Gray, S.E., Norton, K., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Eickhoff-Shemek, J., and Finch, C.F., &ldquoSafety alert for treadmills in health and fitness facilities in Australia: Results from a pilot study of an observational audit tool&rdquo, Journal of Fitness Research, (2015) vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 24-28.
  18. Keyzer, P. and McSherry, B., &ldquoThe Preventive Detention of Sex Offenders: Law and Practice&rdquo, (2015) 38 University of New South Wales Law Journal 792-822.
  19. O&rsquoDonovan, D., and Keyzer, P., &ldquoVisions of A Distant Milennium? The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights Petition System&rsquo, in Keyzer, P., Popovski, V., and Sampford, C., eds., Access to International Justice, Routledge, 2015, 148-177.
  20. Keyzer, P., &ldquoSolicitors-General and the Public Interest&rdquo, in Appleby, G., Keyzer, P., and Williams, J., eds., Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General, Ashgate: 2014.
  21. Dietrich, J., Keyzer, P., Finch, C., Norton, K., Sekendiz, B. and Coyle, I.R., &ldquoTrain the Trainers: Maintaining Standards to Minimise Injuries and Avoid Legal Liability in the Fitness Industry&rdquo, (2014) 8 Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Journal 89-106.
  22. Keyzer, P., et al., &ldquoLegal Risk Management and Injury in the Fitness Industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals&rdquo, (2014) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 826-844 (with Ian Coyle, Joachim Dietrich, Kevin Norton, Betul Sekendiz, Veronica Jones and Caroline F Finch)
  23. 'The findings of the Australian fitness industry risk management (AFIRM) project', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, 2014, no. 7, pp. 618-618 (with Keyzer, P, Finch, C, Norton, K, Dietrich, J & Sekendiz, B).
  24. Keyzer, P, Finch, CF, Norton, KI, Dietrich, J, Sekendiz, B & Coyle, I 2014, 'Key issues influencing the management of risks in the Australian fitness industry: combining legal perspectives with injury prevention approaches', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 618-618.
  25. Gray, S, Keyzer, P, Norton, K, Dietrich, J, Sekendiz, B, Coyle, I & Finch, C 2014, 'Equipment and environment of fitness facilities: the perspective of fitness industry employees', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 601-602.
  26. Keyzer, P., &ldquoSolicitors-General and the Public Interest&rdquo, in Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General, Ashgate: 2014
  27. Gogarty, B., Bartl, B. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe Rehabilitation of Preventive Detention&rdquo in Keyzer, P., Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions, Intersentia: 2013.
  28. Keyzer, P., &ldquoWho Should Speak for the Courts and How? The Courts and the Media Today&rdquo, in Keyzer, P., Johnston, J., and Pearson, M., The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media, Halstead Press, 2012.
  29. Keyzer, P., &ldquoWho Should Speak for the Courts and How? The Courts and the Media Today&rdquo, in The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the Era of Digital and Social Media, Halstead Press, 2012
  30. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe International Human Rights Parameters for the Preventive Detention of Serious Sex Offenders&rdquo, in McSherry, B., and Keyzer., P., Dangerous People, Policy, Prediction and Practice, Routledge: New York, 2011, 25-36.
  31. Keyzer, P., &ldquoUsing &lsquoDeeper&rsquo Case Method to Introduce Legal Theory and Context&rdquo, in Kift, Sanson, Cowley and Watson eds., Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education, LexisNexis, 2011, 295-310
  32. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe United Nations Human Rights Committee&rsquos views about the legitimate parameters of the preventive detention of serious sex offenders&rdquo, (2010) 34 Criminal Law Journal 283
  33. Freckelton, I, and Keyzer, P, &ldquoIndefinite detention of sex offenders and human rights: The intervention of the human rights committee of the United Nations&rdquo (2010) 17(3) Psychology, Psychiatry and Law 345. (H 28, SJR 0.39).
  34. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act &ndash Are &lsquoThe Best Available Rehabilitative Resources&rsquo Available?&rsquo&rdquo, (2009) 33 Criminal Law Journal 175
  35. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe Preventive Detention of Serious Sex Offenders: Further Consideration of the International Human Rights Dimensions&rdquo, (2009) 16(2) Psychology, Psychiatry and Law 262. (H 28, SJR 0.39).
  36. Keyzer, P. and Coyle, I., &ldquoRealising the Legitimate Objective of Reintegration: A Critical Analysis of Queensland&rsquos New &lsquoPublic Protection Model&rsquo for Serious Sexual Offenders&rdquo, (2009) 34 Alternative Law Journal 27. (H 8, SJR 0.12)
  37. Keyzer, P., &ldquoPreserving Due Process or Warehousing the Undesirables? To What End the Separation of Judicial Power of the Commonwealth?&rdquo (2008) 30 Sydney Law Review 101
  38. Blay, S., Burn, J. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoInterception and Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers&rdquo (2007) 9 University of Technology, Sydney Law Review 7-25.
  39. Carney, T. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoPlanning for the Future: Arrangements for the Assistance of People Planning for the Future of People with Impaired Capacity&rdquo, (2007) 7(2) Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal 255.
  40. Carney, T. and Keyzer, P., &ldquoPrivate Trusts and Succession Planning for the Severely Disabled or Cognitively Impaired in Australia&rdquo, (2007) 19 Bond Law Review 1
  41. Keyzer, P. and Blay, S., &ldquoDoes the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Q) inflict double punishment, contrary to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights?&rdquo (2006) 7 Melbourne Journal of International Law 407.
  42. Keyzer, P. and O&rsquoToole, S., &ldquoTime, Delay and Nonfeasance Under The Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Queensland)&rdquo, (2006) 31 Alternative Law Journal 198. (H 8, SJR 0.12)
  43. Keyzer, P., &ldquoAustralian Judicial Federalism&rdquo in Valades, D. and Serna de la Garza, J.M., eds., Federalismo y Regionalismo, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Pueblas, Mexico, 2005, 93.
  44. Keyzer, P., Southwood, S. and Pereira, C., &ldquoPre-Emptive Imprisonment for Dangerousness&rdquo, (2004) 11(2) Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law 244. (H 28, SJR 0.39).
  45. Keyzer, P., &ldquoJudicial Independence in the Northern Territory: Are Undisclosed Remuneration Arrangements Repugnant to Chapter III of the Constitution?&rdquo (2004) 32 University Of Western Australia Law Review 30.
  46. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe Executive Pardon of Barak Sope: The Struggle for Constitutional Standards in the Republic of Vanuatu&rdquo, (2004) Lawasia Journal 23.
  47. Keyzer, P., &ldquoFreedom of Speech Issues in Toohey v Peach and a Hypothetical Variant Of That Case&rdquo, (2004) 10 Pacific Journalism Review 139.
  48. Keyzer, P., &ldquoMedia Access to Transcripts and Pleadings and &lsquoOpen Justice&rsquo: A Case Study&rdquo (2002) 2(3) The Drawing Board 209 (ISSN 1443-8607).
  49. Keyzer, P., &ldquoParticipation of Non-Party Interveners and Amici Curiae in Constitutional Cases in Canadian Provincial Courts: Guidance for Australia?&rdquo in Cardinal, L. and Headon, D., Shaping Nations, University of Ottawa Press, 2002, 273-290.
  50. Keyzer, P. and Jones, O., &ldquoCopyright Law in Indonesia: New Reforms and Prospects&rdquo, (2001) 12(3) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 153-177.
  51. Keyzer, P., &ldquoPfeiffer, Lange, The Common Law of the Constitution and the Constitutional Right to Natural Justice&rdquo, (2000) 20 Australian Bar Review 87-94.
  52. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe Americanness of the Australian Constitution: The Influence of American Constitutional Jurisprudence on Australian Constitutional Jurisprudence: 1988 to 1994&rdquo, (2000) 19 Australasian Journal of American Studies 25-35.
  53. Keyzer, P., &ldquoWhen Is An Issue Of &lsquoVital Constitutional Importance&rsquo? Principles Which Guide The Reconsideration Of Constitutional Decisions In The High Court Of Australia&rdquo, (1999) 2 Constitutional Law and Policy Review 13-20.
  54. Keyzer, P., &ldquoWhat The Courts And The Media Can Do To Improve The Standard Of Media Reporting Of The Work Of The Courts&rdquo, (1999) 1 UTS Law Review 150-158.
  55. Keyzer, P., &ldquoTrade Mark Law and Practice in Indonesia&rdquo, (1999) 10 Australian Intellectual Property Journal 5-22.
  56. Keyzer, P. and Manion, D., &ldquoCommonwealth Places Acquired for Public Purposes and State Taxes on Commonwealth Property&rdquo, (1996) 19 University of New South Wales Law Journal 33-44.
  57. Keyzer, P., &ldquoDo Law Students Benefit From Specific Training in Problem-Solving Skills?&rdquo in Little, P., ed., Research and Development in Problem Based Learning: Assessment and Evaluation, PROBLARC: 1995, Vol 3., 275-285
  58. Keyzer, P. and Maloney, A., &ldquoLegal History and Legal Herstory &ndash Introducing a Feminist Perspective to the &lsquoIntroduction to Law&rsquo Subject at UTS&rdquo, in Women, Culture and Universities: A Chilly Climate? UTS: 1995, 277-284.
  59. Keyzer, P., &ldquoProblem Based Instruction in Australia Legal Education&rdquo, Feature Article in Probe: Newsletter of the Australian Problem-Based Learning Network, (1995) No 12, 15-19
  60. Keyzer, P. and Brooks, M., &ldquoAutodesk, copyright in digital information and unfair competition&rdquo, (1993) 4 Arts and Entertainment Law Review 8-10.
  61. Keyzer, P., &ldquoThe protection of digital samples under Australian intellectual property law&rdquo, (1993) 4(2) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 127-135.


  • Human rights (particularly in closed environments)
  • Constitutional law (particularly implications arising from the separation of judicial power)
  • Risk management (in a variety of contexts)
  • Access to justice
  • Social science research ethics and methodologies





  • Dean of the Thomas More Law School at Australian Catholic University (2021 - 2023 )
  • Research Chair of Law and Public Policy (1 July 2019 &ndash 2020)
  • Head of La Trobe Law School and Chair of Law and Public Policy (2014 - 2019)
  • President of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (2015-2016)
  • Director, Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy, Bond University (2008 &ndash April 2014)
  • Associate Dean (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum), Bond University (2009-2011)
  • Deputy Dean (Curriculum and Students), Bond University (2007-2008)
  • Director of Research, UTS Law Faculty (2000-2002)
  • Executive Associate to the Chief Justice of Australia, Sir Gerard Brennan (November 1996 &ndash May 1998)
  • Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Law, UTS Law School (1994-1996)
  • Tutor, Sydney Law School (1992-1993)


I have participated in or chaired an extensive number of committees and working groups t the University, College, Faculty and School level for over 20 years.




Professor Keyzer has consulted extensively to industry over a thirty year career as a lawyer, including to Federal and State government departments, corporations and NFPs, and to individual clients.


As an advocate Keyzer has have appeared as counsel in many cases in Australian Supreme Courts, Courts of Appeal, the High Court and also the United Nations Human Rights Committee.


  • Hunter v Australian Football League and Essendon Football Club [2015] VSC 666
  • Cunneen v Independent Commission Against Corruption [2015] HCA 14 (co-wrote successful appeal submissions)
  • Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign, 2014 (draft legislation and advocacy)
  • Australian Native Landscapes Ltd v McDonald [2013] NSWCA 395 (NSW Court of Appeal)
  • Queanbeyan City Council v Australian Capital Territory (2011) 244 CLR 530 (High Court)
  • Chevalley v Industrial Court of NSW [2011] NSWCA 357 (NSW Court of Appeal)
  • Advice to the NSW Opposition on the Gentrader Inquiry (SMH, 3 January 2011)
  • Fardon v Australia No 1629/2007 (UN Human Rights Committee, 2010) &ndash this judgment establishes as a principle of international law that you can only be imprisoned following a finding of criminal guilt or if you are denied bail
  • Tillman v Australia No 1635/2007 (UN Human Rights Committee, 2010)
  • Advice to the NSW Opposition on Election Funding (2009)
  • Fardon v Attorney-General (Queensland) (2004) 223 CLR 575 (High Court)
  • North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service v Bradley (2004) 218 CLR 146 (High Court)
  • Sope Maautamate v Speaker of Parliament [2003] VUCA 5 (Vanuatu Court of Appeal)
  • Attorney-General (Qld) v Nash (2003) QSC 377 (Supreme Court of Queensland)
  • O&rsquoBrien v Northern Territory (2003) 173 FLR 455 (NT Court of Appeal)
  • Application under the Status of Children Act [2002] NTCA 3 (NT Court of Appeal)


Professional Memberships


MJD Foundation, Director

Community Broadcasting Foundation

Groupists Pty Ltd

Reparation Legal Pty Ltd


Professional Memberships

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Law Society of NSW)

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law




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