Laurie joined the Law Faculty in February 2009. She is a graduate in law of the University of New South Wales, New York University and University of Sydney.
Her research explores the rights violations experienced by low-waged migrant workers in Australia, working with or without legal authorisation, and the normative claims for justice of these largely invisible communities. She focuses, in particular, on the treatment of non-residents working in domestic households in Australia. Laurie also writes about the gaps in refugee status determinations in Australia and overseas of asylum seekers of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Laurie's broader research interests span political theories of inclusion, international human rights jurisprudence and Australian public law.
Laurie has previously worked at Human Rights First, in New York, in the International Humanitarian Law Program of the Australian Red Cross and as Co-Convenor of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW).
Immigration and labour law
Migrant Rights at Work: Law's precariousness at the intersection of migration and labour, published by Routledge, 2016.
Immigration and domestic work
Research project on the way that immigration status shapes the work of au pairs and other domestic workers
- Sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of asylum determinations
Available for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research supervision in:
- Immigration Law
- Refugee Law
- Administrative Law
- Immigration and refugee law
- Human Rights
- Public Law
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