Access to justice

The United Nations has identified Access to Justice as a priority sustainable development goal as discrimination, inequality, marginalisation and exclusion are obstacles to social justice. Justice should be available and meaningful to all people, regardless of who they are, their legal, political, economic or other circumstances, and where they are situated, in Australia or elsewhere in the world. Research in this program improves access to, and the experience of, justice, particularly in relation to vulnerable groups including:

  • First Nations People and other Indigenous Peoples
  • Women who experience gender violence
  • LGBTQI+;
  • Young people and children
  • Those needing care and support to access everyday life

Program Co-Leaders

  • Associate Professor Michael Flood

    Dr Michael Flood is an Associate Professor. His research agenda focuses on gender, sexuality, and interpersonal violence. Dr Flood’s research at present is focused in particular on interpersonal violence and its prevention, particularly with reference to men and masculinities. Dr Flood has published widely on topics including violence against women...

  • Professor Christine Morley

    Christine Morley is Professor of Social Work, School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology.  She is also discipline head of Social Work and Human Services. Professor Morley’s work unites social work and critical theory to produce a vibrant, energetic engagement with social policy development and implementation....