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Melbourne Law School

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Corporate energy transition: legal tools for shifting companies towards clean energy practices

This research recognises that changes in the energy systems to reduce climate risks cannot be achieved by government policy alone. The private sector and corporations, especially large corporate emitters, have an important role to play.
Report

Phoenix activity: recommendations on detection, disruption and enforcement

The aim of this report is to minimise the significant damage that is being done to the Australian economy by harmful phoenix activity without unduly inhibiting legitimate business rescues and beneficial entrepreneurialism.
Report

Misleading the ethical consumer: the regulation of free-range egg labelling

Explains how it is that the regulation of welfare of layer hens is now largely a matter of voluntary labeling for consumer choice rather than mandatory government regulation of animal welfare in production conditions. Summary In mid-2014, Australian consumer affairs ministers announced that they would...
Discussion paper

Reforming Australian federal democracy

This paper argues that the driving motivation for federalism reform in Australia should be to enhance Australian federal democracy, and sets out ten principles to guide federal democratic reform.
Working paper

An analysis of penalties under ASIC administered legislation: scoping the issues

This working paper is the first published output of an eighteen month (December 2014 – June 2016) research project conducted by staff at the Melbourne Law School that examines enforcement and penalties regimes under legislation administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). During...