Migration and Labour Law
- Brett Heino
- Brian Opeskin
- Eugene Schofield-Georgeson
- Helene Lambert
- Jennifer Burn
- Joellen Riley Munton
- Laura Smith-Khan
- Michael Rawling
- Ramona Vijeyarasa
UTS Law has a growing research strength in the areas of migration law and labour law. This cluster brings together researchers working at the intersection of different fields of law with shared concerns around the production and regulation of migrant and/or worker legal status, rights and conditions in Australia and elsewhere. Current research topics include but are not limited to:
- Regulating supply chains to protect and empower vulnerable workers including workers in the cleaning industry
- Evaluating the potential and limits of technology in promoting migrant worker rights considering the gendered impact of law on migrants and workers
- Studying the history and theory of industrial relations under different modes of capitalist regulation in Australia
- Analysing domestic refugee sponsorship and employment schemes
- Investigating the practice of international institutions such as the International Labour Organisation in regulating human mobility
- Proposing new models of legal guardianship for unaccompanied child asylum seekers and refugees in Australia
Across both fields of migration and labour law, UTS Law researchers have contributed to recent law reform proposals and initiatives that promote fairer laws for migrants and greater accountability in workplace relations in Australia and elsewhere.
UTS Law researchers are involved in numerous interdisciplinary collaborations with leading scholars based at other universities in Australia and overseas, and members of the Migration and Labour Law Cluster have been successful in obtaining competitive grants to further their research such as from the Australian Research Council and the Open Foundation.
The Migration and Labour Law Cluster holds occasional seminars on cluster theme topics and activities.