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Filipino Muslims women from different part of the nation join peace rally near the presidential palace as a peace pact is signed between the Philippine government and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

Our researchers are informing and influencing public debate, policy and law reform, driving innovations in legal and business practice and enhancing access to justice. We are making a difference by engaging with the wider community to find solutions to real-world problems.

Impact stories

Prioritising sustainable development in international investment agreements

International investment agreements demand reform to meet the urgent need for more sustainable development, says a expert.

Australia’s privacy laws demand reform to better protect consumers

Improved regulation with a focus on ‘fair and reasonable’ data practices will reduce the misuse of consumer data, says an expert in data privacy regulation from Law & Justice.

AI-driven technologies improves access to justice for people seeking asylum

Using tech as a legal research tool can collate big data and provide an evidence base to inform policymaking, advocacy and legal reform.

Excessive police power causes harm for First Nations & other young people

The over-policing of young people, badged as proactive crime prevention, is oppressive, inefficient, and unjust, says a socio-legal researcher from .

Human-rights models of ‘care’ trump punitive measures in harm reduction

Expanding understandings of ‘care’ presents new opportunities to improve harm reduction across diverse sectors, say criminology researchers from Law & Justice.

SDR Hub supports global movement towards sustainable ocean management

Ocean accounting enables the true wealth of the ocean to be measured, enabling sustainable marine development for future generations, says a expert.

Mentoring program advances diverse female participation in politics

A bi-partisan research and training program for women, based at Law & Justice, is creating accessible pathways to local, state and federal government.

Australia’s modern slavery laws demand overhaul to protect workers

Tougher modern slavery laws are needed to reduce exploitation in Australian business operations and their supply chains, says Justine Nolan, the Director of ’s Australian Human Rights Institute.

Democracy under siege: the rising global threat of populism

Anti-constitutional populist regimes exploit the rule of law to validate, embed and extend their powers, says Professor Martin Krygier AM, a leading global expert on the rule of law. 

Australia's ethical and economic obligation to reform medical negligence

Australia’s approach to medical injury is expensive, ill-fit for purpose and rarely meets patients’ needs, says Associate Professor Jennifer Schulz, a health law expert at Law & Justice.

Driving constitutional recognition of First Nations peoples

Professor Megan Davis is leading one of Australia’s most historically significant processes in constitutional reform. Her work with the Uluru Statement from the Heart is ensuring Indigenous Australians will have a strong voice in policy and laws that affect their communities.

Shaping responses for people displaced by disasters and climate change

Each year, many more people are displaced within their own countries by the impacts of disasters and climate change than by conflict and persecution. Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, is at the forefront of global efforts to ensure their protection.

Leading the conversation in global fintech regulation

The rise of fintech, regtech, cryptocurrencies and blockchain is presenting complex opportunities and challenges. Scientia Professor Ross Buckley is at the cutting edge of digital disruption.