Miranda Kaye joined the Faculty in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer having taught Family Law here for the previous 3 years.
Miranda studied law at Cambridge and Oxford universities before working at the Law Commission of England & Wales in their family law team. She qualified as a solicitor and practised Family law in London. Miranda then came to Australia and taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. After a career break, Miranda joined UTS as a Research Associate and Family law lecturer in 2013.
Miranda's main area of expertise is Family law. In particular she is interested in the intersections of criminal law and family law and health law and family law. Miranda also has teaching expertise in health law.
Member, Law | Health | Justice Area of Research Excellence, UTS:Law
- Family Court processes
- Mental health in the Family Court
- Complementary medicine and the law
- Family Law
- Health Law
Sibbritt, D, Kaye, MH, Millbank, J, Stuhmcke, AG, Wardle, J & Karpin, IA 2018, 'How are complementary health professions regulated in Australia? An examination of complementary health professions in the national registration and accreditation scheme', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 37, pp. 6-12.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Objectives: This study aims to provide an empirical examination of how complementary medicine practice in Australia is actually regulated under the current national registration model.
Methods: Data was obtained from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Annual Reports for the years 2011/12–2014/15 and supplemented by the Chinese Medical Registration Board of Victoria
(CMRBV) Annual Reports in 2011/12 for Chinese Medicine complaints. The data analysed includes complaint statistics, stage of closure of complaints and the outcome of complaints concerning Chinese medicine, chiropractic and osteopathy under the National Law.
Results: During 2014–2015 the number of complaints per 100 registrants for was highest for the medical board (4.4), while much lower for the chiropractic (1.5), osteopath (0.7) and Chinese medicine (0.5) boards. For
conventional boards, 58% of complaints were closed at the assessment stage, while 57%, 29% and 16% of complaints to the osteopath, Chinese medicine and chiropractic boards respectively were closed at the assessment stage. The decision to suspend or cancel registration of health professionals was 17% from the Chinese medicine board, 14% from the Osteopathy Board, 1.5% from the chiropractor board and 0.6% from the medical board.
Conclusion: It appears that complementary medicine practitioner regulation works at least as well as conventional regulation, and at most complementary medicine boards take a stricter interpretation of misconduct though more research would need to be undertaken to state this definitively. Our findings indicate that the public are using the statutory complaint mechanisms available to them with respect to the three CM groups.
Kaye, M., Wangmann, J. & Booth, T. 2017, 'Preventing personal cross-examination of parties in Family Law proceedings involving family violence', Australian journal of family law, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 94-117.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This article examines the impact of the new 'No Jab, No Pay' and 'No Jab, No Play' laws on future Family Court disputes between parents in relation to immunisation of children. The article reviews previous disputes in relation to immunisation, looking particularly at what evidence has been required by the court in disputes and how the courts have formulated the best interests of the child in these disputes. Given that most cases result in orders for immunisation of children, the article recommends that such cases should be settled without lengthy litigation, but recognises that the entrenched views of the parties in these disputes prevent settlement.
Kaye, M, Wangmann, J & Booth, T 2017, 'Preventing personal cross-examination of parties in Family Law proceedings involving family violence', Australian journal of family law, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 94-117.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Millbank, J, Kaye, M, Stuhmcke, A, Sibbritt, D, Karpin, I & Wardle, J 2017, 'Complementary health practitioners disciplined for misconduct in Australia 2010-2016', Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 788-802.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This article examines disciplinary proceedings brought against complementary
medicine (CM) practitioners in Australia at tribunal level since the
inception of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. The article looks
at all 32 such cases and identifies trends in the kinds of misconduct
established, and the orders imposed.These findings are compared with earlier
and more sizable studies of tribunal-level outcomes for disciplinary proceedings
against doctors in Australia and New Zealand. While there are some clear
comparisons – such as the gender ratio of respondent practitioners and the
most common type of misconduct, ie sexual misconduct – there were also
notable differences. Specifically, the rate of removal from practice, either by
suspension or cancellation of registration, of CM practitioners was found to be
significantly higher than that reported in earlier studies of cases against
doctors. More research needs to be done to explore the reasons for this
Sibbritt, J... 2016, 'Sibbritt, D., Millbank, J., Stuhmcke, A., Kaye, M., Karpin, I. & Wardle, J. 2016, 'The failure of contemporary law and regulation to keep pace with growing complementary medicine (CM) use: The significance of examining 'hidden' gaps in Australia's current regulatory and legislative infrastructure', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 43-44.'.
Sibbritt, J. 2016, 'The failure of contemporary law and regulation to keep pace with growing complementary medicine (CM) use: The significance of examining 'hidden' gaps in Australia's current regulatory and legislative infrastructure'', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 43-44.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Kaye, M, Stubbs, J & Tolmie, J 2003, 'Domestic Violence, Separation and Parenting: Negotiating Safety Using Legal Processes', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 73-94.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Kaye, M 1999, 'The Hague convention and the flight from domestic violence: how women and children are being returned by coach and four', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 191-212.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Kaye, MH 1998, 'Father's rights groups in Australia and their engagement with issues in family law', Australian journal of family law, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 19-67.
Kaye, MH 1998, ''Lollies at a children's party' and other Myths: Violence, Protection orders and fathers' rights groups', Current Issues in Criminal Justice -Sydney-, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 52-72.
Kaye, MH 1998, 'Discoursing Dads: The Rhetorical Devices of Fathers' Rights Groups', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 162-194.
Humphreys, C & Kaye, M 1997, 'Third-party applications for protection orders: Opportunities, ambiguities and traps', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 403-421.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The Family Law Act 1996 allows for the possibility of third parties applying for protection orders' in situations of domestic violence. This paper employs a feminist perspective to explore the potential benefits and hazards of this practice, particularly when the police are the third-party applicants. The Australian experience of similar legislative provisions is drawn upon to highlight issues which might arise in England and Wales. Consultation with domestic violence workers in a wide range of agencies as well as documentary evidence from reports and research provided general endorsement of the practice. However. there remain contentious issues which suggest that caution is required before transporting legislation and practices from one jurisdiction to another. © 1996 Routledge.
Kaye, MH 1996, 'Domestic violence, residence and contact', Child and Family Law Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 285-296.
he proposed merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court is intended to address delays and inefficiencies in the system. Experts question, however, how effective the reforms will be.