Carmen Lawrence

Dr Lawrence retired from politics in 2007. She is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia where she is working to establish a research centre to facilitate discussion of the factors contributing towards fanatical ideas and extreme behaviour, including terrorism.

Protection denied, abuse condoned: women on Nauru at risk

This report draws together the evidence from multiple reports on the resettlement policy as well as the intimate stories of women living in fear on Nauru, where neither the local police nor some of the commercial agencies charged with protecting them have shown much desire...

Railroading democracy

In the wake of the Brian Burke scandal in WA, Dr Carmen Lawrence, federal MP for Fremantle and former Premier of WA, argues for more stringent rules governing lobbyists' activities and politicians' dealings with them. Drawing on international examples, she argues that, at the very...