|2015 - Present||Lecturer, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Law and Justice|
|Present||AWLA (Australian Wild Law Alliance), Southern Cross University|
|Present||Associate Lecturer, School of Law & Justice, Southern Cross University|
|Present||Earth Laws Network (SCU), Southern Cross University|
|Present||Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, Southern Cross University|
Legal anthropology, Legal theory, Comparative law and legal pluralism, Research methodology, Sovereignty and Indigenous sovereignty, International Indigenous rights, Ecological jurisprudence, Wild Law, Earth Jurisprudence and the Rights of Nature, Ecological Jurisprudence and Indigenous legal ontologies, Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia, and overeignty and the Doctrine of Discovery
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Journal articles (10)
Can you hear the rivers sing? Legal personhood, ontology, and the nitty-gritty Ecology Law Quarterly (2019)
In 2017, multiple claims and declarations from around the legal world appeared to signal a tipping point in the global acceptance of a new and evolving legal status for nature. Whether it was litigation in ...
“Welcome to Country” and “Acknowledgment of Country”: (Re)conciliatory protest Contention (Brooklyn) (2019)
In the past two decades, “Welcome to Country” and “Acknowledgment of Country” practices have become commonplace at the commencement of most public events throughout Australia, and it is highly unusual to participate in a public ...
Beyond anthropocentrism and back again: from ontological to normative anthropocentrism The Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy (2015)
The emerging legal philosophy known as 'Earth Jurisprudence' has come to the fore in legal theory within the last decade. One of its most innovative suggestions is the rejection of what its proponents describe as ...
Aboriginal sovereignty claims: contemporary voices in Australia Settler Colonial Studies (2014)
On 26 January 2012, at the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra, a number of Aboriginal activists from across Australia re-asserted the uninterrupted continuity of Aboriginal sovereignty in Australia. New tent embassies ...
Mapping the terrain of earth jurisprudence: landscape, thesholds and horizons Environmental and Earth Law Journal (2013)
This paper investigates central ideas in the emergent field of Earth Jurisprudence. It suggests that development of conceptual and practical frameworks for an earth justice system predicated on rights of nature is currently at a ...
Welcome to country: legal meanings and cultural implications Australian Indigenous Law Review (2012)
The act of acknowledging Country prior to public events has become commonplace in Australia. Indigenous language groups and tribal boundaries are named and an apparent recognition of traditional owners is voiced. Too often, however, the ...
Book chapters (2)
Transitional justice and ecological jurisprudence in the midst of an ever-changing climate Current issues in transitional justice (2014)
What lessons can be learned from the field of transitional justice in regard to the current state of ongoing environmental changes? Reciprocally, what can the new field of ecological jurisprudence offer to the traditional concerns ...
Respecting indigenous legal protocols: the impact of native title School of PhD thesis, University of Wollongong, NSW (2010)
The recognition of native title in Australia contained in the Mabo (No 2) decision, in theNative Title Act 1993 (Cth) and in the following judicial and legislative creations, has been defined as the recognition of ...
Conference publications (4)
Rights of nature and posthumanist possibilities Natural law and legal obligation: the Australian Society for Legal Philosophy annual conference (2011)
Earth jurisprudence is an emerging area of law in which the integrity and health of ecosystems become a central concern of human legal and political institutions. In recent years, several countries have proposed constitutional reforms ...