Geoff Holland commenced teaching at UTS in 2003 in both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. He teaches Australian Constitutional Law, Media Law, Entertainment Law, Civil Liberties Law and Animal Law and Policy.
Geoff holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law and in Media Arts and is currently working on a doctoral thesis.
Geoff is also a barrister and practices in media law, defamation and constitutional law. Geoff is a former member of the Board of Directors of Electronic Frontiers Australia. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the UTS Law Review (2003- 2006) and was Co-Editor of Volume 5 of the Review, "The Public Right to Know". He is author of the Halsbury's Laws of Australia chapter on Entertainment Law and edited and co-authored a book on Entertainment Law in Australia (released February 2017).
Prior to joining UTS, Geoff worked in criminal law policy development, media law, corporate publishing, and for a national media network.
Geoff is Chair of the Faculty's Mooting Management Committee and is coach of the Faculty's mooting teams in constitutional law and media law mooting competitions.
Geoff is the Faculty of Law's Academic Liaison Officer.
Geoff is a member of:
NSW Bar Association
Australian Bar Association
Communications and Media Law Association
- Qld Dept of Justice LPTIF Grant: The Queensland Impaired Competence Planning Pilot Project, with Prof. Patrick Keyzer (Bond) and Prof. Terry Carney (USyd)
- Privacy and surveillance
- Regulatory controls on acts of speech
- Freedom of association as a constitutional right in Australia
- Institutionalised homophobia in Australia
- Academic freedom in Australia
- Defamation, Sedition, Civil Liberties and Freedom of Speech
- Media Law
- Entertainment Law
- Australian Constitutional Law
- Human Rights and Civil Liberties
- Gay and Lesbian Rights
Butler, D & Holland, G 2017, Entertainment Law in Australia.
Holland, G, Crossley, K & Yap, W 2013, Social Media Law and Marketing Fans, Followers and Online Infamy.
This is Australia's first publication dedicated to social media law and marketing.
Holland, G, Yap, W & Crossley, K 2013, Social media Law and Marketing, 1, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
Holland, G 2010, 'Standing as a barrier to constitutional justice - Can we create a new 'public law paradigm'?', Bond Law Review, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 78-81.
Holland, G 2007, 'Science or Security: The Future of the Free Flow of Scientific Information in the Age of Terror', Journal of Law and Information Science, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 51-75.
Politically or ideologically motivated speech has been the primary focus of much of the recent political, legal, and academic debate on restrictions on speech imposed as a reaction to perceived threats to national and international security. However, restrictions imposed on informing speech as a response to the threat of terrorism raise equally serious concerns. The development of the body of knowledge relies on the free flow of information, including persuasive speech. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks in the US, the issue of censorship of scientific information has been subject of debate in both government and scientific circles.
Holland, G 2006, 'Defamation on the Internet - Did the High Court Get It Right?', Full Bench, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 6-10.
Holland, G 2006, 'Drawing the Line - Balancing Religious Vilification Laws and Freedom of Speech', UTS LAW REVIEW, vol. 8, pp. 9-20.
Holland, G 2005, 'Academic Freedom in Australia', Full Bench, vol. 4, no. 1.
Holland, G 2012, 'Judicial Instruction: Do Jurors Obey Directions to Disregard Prejudicial Publicity' in Keyzer, P, Johnston, J & Pearson, M (eds), The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the era of digital and social media, Halstead Press, Australia, pp. 86-100.
Holland, G 2011, 'Do jurors obey judicial instructions', The Courts and the Media in the Digital Era, Bond University.
Holland, G 2010, 'Prejudicial publicity and jury bias: An analysis of the efficacy of judicial instructions in neutralising the impact of prejudicial publicity', Balancing Rights and Interests in the 21st Century: An Intellectual Property, Media and Communications Law Roundtable, Faculty of Law, UTS.
Holland, G 2010, 'Standing rules and access to consitutional justice', Access to constitutional justice, Bond University.
Holland, G 2009, 'The Federal System in Australia', 21st Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, NSW Parliament House, Sydney.
Johnston, J, Keyzer, P, Holland, G, Pearson, M, Roddrick, S & Wallace, A Victorian Department of Justice 2013, Juries and Social Media, pp. 1-29, Melbourne, Victoria.
A literature review and overview of findings, with recommended remedial actions