Alysia Blackham

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Alysia Blackham is a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on employment law, equality law and public law. Alysia has previously worked as the Turpin-Lipstein Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Clare College, Cambridge; as an employment law solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney; taught at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales; and worked as Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Services) at the University of Technology, Sydney. Alysia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in Law from Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD thesis will be published as a monograph by Hart Publishing in August 2016.   




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5 Apr 2018

Drawing on case studies of exceptions to age discrimination law in Australia and the UK, this article considers the normative position on age equality law that emerges from these legal boundaries.

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9 May 2016

All Commonwealth, state and territory judges in Australia are subject to mandatory retirement ages. While the 1977 referendum, which introduced judicial retirement ages for the Australian federal judiciary, commanded broad public support, this article argues that the aims of judicial retirement ages are no longer...

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