Request from the Law Council of Australia

In 2016 the President of the Law Council of Australia, Mr Stuart Clark AM, sought the Association’s views on a proposal to include business and human rights studies into mandatory corporate law and ethics courses.  The views of all past Presidents of the CLTA and the current members of the executive were sought and a response, coordinated by Associate Professor Kath Hall, was sent to the committee. A copy of the CLTA’s response to the Law Council’s request is available here.

Job Opportunity at UNSW Sydney

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - School of Taxation & Business Law, UNSW Sydney.
Click here to find out more about this opportunity. Search for Job Number 57661.

School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW, Research Fellowships

The School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW, Australia is now calling for applications for up to three research fellows for 2017.


Selection is based on the applicant's research proposal and on their ability to contribute to the School of Taxation and Business Law's research profile. A track record in, and actual collaboration organised with a Taxation & Business Law academic(s) will be considered as an advantage.

The successful applicant will receive up to $5,000 AUS to cover airfare, accommodation etc for the duration of their stay at the School.

Applicants are expected to spend at least four weeks at the School of Taxation and Business Law. Access to a work area, computer and the internet will be provided.

They are also expected to present a research seminar and undertake research with one of the School's academics.


Applications are invited from overseas academic and professional researchers working in taxation, business law and related disciplines. To apply, applicants must send by email:

  1. A letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), how they will collaborate with Taxation and Business Law academic(s), and their preferred timing to undertake the Fellowship.
  2. A current curriculum vitae that includes full name, position, institution, research record, proposed research and collaborator at Taxation and Business Law, UNSW, Australia.

Applications are due by 5 December 2016 and to be sent to:

The Research Fellowship Conveners

The outcome of applications will be communicated to applicants in late December 2016.

Research Fellows homepage:

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee about the Abolition of CAMAC

On 17 February 2015 the CLTA made a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014. The CLTA submission opposed the proposed abolition of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC). A copy of this submission is available here.

Submission to the LACC Proposal about Corporations Law

On 19 March 2015 the CLTA made a submission to the Law Admissions Consultative Committee of the Law Council of Australia (LACC) in response to its Review of Academic Requirements for Admission to the Legal Profession. The CLTA submitted that Company Law should not be omitted from the Academic Requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. A copy of this submission is available here.

CLTA Submission About the Abolition of CAMAC

On 29 October 2014 the CLTA made a submission to Treasury opposing the proposed abolition of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC).

A copy of this submission may be accessed here.

On 12 February 2015 the Bill which seeks to abolish CAMAC was referred to the Senate Economics Committee for consideration. The Senate Economics Committee called for submissions. A copy of the CLTA's submission to Treasury on this issue has been forwarded to the Senate Economics Committee.

Briefing to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services at Parliament House

On 27 October 2014, members of the CLTA gave a briefing to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services at Parliament House. The topics included:

  • Directors' Duties and the Business Judgement Rule
    Speaker: Assoc Prof Anil Hargovan
    Commentator: Prof Jean du Plessis

  • The Regulation of Insolvency
    Speaker: Mr Jason Harris
    Commentators: Assoc Prof Colin Anderson and Assoc Prof Chris Symes

  • Dealing with Corporate Responsibility Within the Corpus of Corporate Law and an
    Appropriate Standing Law Reform Body
    Speaker: Prof Paul Redmond

  • Company Disclosure Regulation
    Speaker: Assoc Prof Gill North

Prof Peta Spender (President of the CLTA) also attended and was available for questions and comments.

The briefing papers provided to the committee are available here.

CLTA goes to PJC

International Forums: "Board Gender Diversity"

Melbourne: 20 October 2014
Sydney: 24 October 2014

Venue: Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah Of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia

More information:

Prominent key presenters from Australia, Germany, Norway, South Africa and The Netherlands will be examining gender diversity on corporate boards, focussing on recent international developments, in particular in Europe.

Speakers include:
Prof. Mijntje Lückerath, Prof. Corporate Governance, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
Prof. Michael Adams, Dean, School of Law at University of Western Sydney
Ms. Janine Hills, Founder & CEO, Vuma Reputation Management (South Africa)
Ms. Judith Fox, National Director, Governance Institute of Australia
Prof. Peta Spender, Professor of Law at the ANU College of Law (Australia)
Prof. Raphael Koch, Professor of Law at the University of Augsburg (Germany)
Mr. John Stanhope, Chairman of Australia Post
Prof. Renée Adams, Commonwealth Bank Chair in Finance, UNSW (Australia)
Prof. Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law (Norway)
Mr. Peter Lamell, Director of the Melbourne Forum, Director of Renew Australia

CPD opportunity - earn up to 6 points!

Capacity is limited. Early registration will secure a place at one of the Forums.

The ICGL Forums are supported by Deakin University and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. These Forums are held as part of the Anneliese Maier Research Award, which was awarded to Professor Jean du Plessis, School of Law, Deakin University (Australia) by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2013. The Forums are held as part of collaborative research and aimed at making a sustainable contribution towards the further internationalisation of corporate law and corporate governance for public for-profit companies or corporations.

International Conference on Law, Order and Criminal Justice

Dates: 19 and 20 November, 2014
Venue: Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah Of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia

Full details can be found at:

The main theme of the conference will be Criminal Justice System In The 21st Century: Between Spirit And Form.

Call for papers

The modern criminal justice system is a comprehensive system of practices and institutions of governments directed at maintaining social control by mitigating crime. The term 'Law, Order and Criminal Justice' is used to cover all the different agencies and organizations that are involved in enforcing law and order, preventing crime and meting out punishment, and how they work together in establishing the principles of equity, fairness and justice. In this fast-changing world, these practices and institutions cannot remain static. They must change and evolve as criminals and syndicates also adapt to the changing system. This conference focuses on the spirit and the form of the following 5 pillars of the criminal justice system:

  • The community

  • Law enforcement

  • Prosecution

  • The court

  • The correctional system

Paper submissions are welcome from all disciplines including but not limited to law, economics, education, philosophy, politics, social work and sociology. Please submit a 300 word abstract (in Word format) before 15th August 2014 and send it to: Dr. Sonny Zulhuda at or Dr. Majdah Zawawi at The title of the e-mail should be "Between Spirit and Form" and should include a short CV of no more than two pages. Full details can be found at: Full papers are due on 30th October 2014 and those papers that are presented may be eligible for selection for publication in a special issue of IIUM Law Journal as well as other negotiated peer-reviewed journals.

Three "Best Paper Awards" will be selected based on the top combined marks of paper review assessed by the Academic Committee and presentation quality assessed by session chairs at the conference venue. The awards will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session.

Contact Information

Conference Secretariat:
Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws International Islamic University,
P.O.Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-61964359 / 61964309
Fax No.: 03-61964854

General Office for Administration
Telephone: 03-61964225 / 61964253
Fax No: 03-61964378