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Does COVID-19 crisis give us an incentive to rethink our personal insolvency laws?

Nicola Howell argues that as the economy starts to recover post COVID-19, it is an opportune time to review Australia’s personal insolvency laws and the role of bankruptcy discharge. Previous reform proposals recommended the one-year bankruptcy as a mechanism for increasing entrepreneurship. Nicola argues that a shift in focus to…

Valeria Marcia, visiting PhD student

The Consumer Policy and Regulation Program welcomes Valeria Marcia, who has been visiting the School of Law over the past few months while completing research towards her PhD. Valeria’s thesis is titled ‘The Proportionality Principle in Financial Service’s Regulation: A comparative analysis between the EU, US and Australian…

Urgent action needed to stem the growth of the NBN divide

Dr Lucy Cradduck (QUT Faculty of Law) draws on her doctoral research and argues that policy makers need to learn from lessons that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to the Australian national broadband network (NBN) service. Dr Cradduck argues that all levels of government have failed to recognise that the high speed broadband is a…

Designing a Regulatory Response to Building Defects in Strata – More Disclosure is Not the Answer

The prevalence of building defects in strata managed buildings can result in significant financial hardship for the property owners. Professor Sharon Christensen recently provided an insightful presentation on the regulation of building defects in strata managed properties. She argued that the current approach to the regulation of…

Valuation@Risk!

Dr Lucy Cradduck (QUT Faculty of Law) and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers (University of Melbourne) are examining the practice of Australian property valuers in the identification and consideration of physical risks that threaten property. Australian property valuers are invited to participate in the research project by completing an online survey.

For more details visit the QUT Law Research Blog.