Staff profile

Mr Anthony O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
La Trobe Law School

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

LLB, BA(Hons), LLM Melb

Area of study

Law

Brief profile

Prior to joining the School of Law at the end of 2005, Anthony held positions at the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law and the Centre for Public Policy, at the University of Melbourne, where he worked on several ARC-funded projects in the areas of labour market regulation, social policy and corporate governance. He has played a key role in an ongoing collaborative project to rethink the subject matter and objectives of labour law. This has resulted in an edited collection, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation (Federation Press, 2006) which one international reviewer referred to as ‘unquestionably a landmark in Australian labour law scholarship’ and another as a ‘remarkable volume…a book to be read by anyone interested in serious academic thinking about labour law’. He has recently completed a co-authored book on aspects of corporate governance and labour law, published by Ashgate, and participated in an international collaborative project on the future of workplace regulation, convened by Katherine Stone (UCLA Law School) and Harry Arthurs (Osgoode Hall Law School).

Anthony is co-editor of Labour and Industry, the official journal of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, and is an associate member of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne Law School. He is currently convenor of the School of Law's Honours program

Teaching units

  • LAW4THA/LAW4THB  Law Honours Thesis
  • LAW2RPT  Real Property Law

Recent publications

‘Shareholder Protection in Australia: Institutional Configurations and Regulatory Evolution’ forthcoming in (2014) 38 Melbourne University Law Review (with R Mitchell, I Ramsay and M Welsh).

'Safety Nets and Transition Assistance: Continuity and Change in a Liberal Welfare State' in K Stone & H Arthurs (eds), Rethinking Workplace Regulation: After the Standard Contract of Employment, Russell Sage, New York, 2013.

Law, Corporate Governance and Partnerships at Work: A Study of Australian Regulatory Style and Business Practice, Ashgate, Farnham, 2011 (co-author), 242pp.

'Fixed-Term Work in Australia' in H Nakakubo & T Araki (eds), The Regulation of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts: A Comparative Overview, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2010

'Corporate Governance and Labour Law: Situating Australia's Regulatory Style' (2009) 47 Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources 150 (with S Marshall and R Mitchell)

'Welfare After Workchoices: All Work and No Choices?' (2007) 20 Australian Journal of Labour Law 75

'What is Labour Law Doing About "Partnership at Work"? British and Australian Developments Compared' in S Marshall, R Mitchell and I Ramsay (eds), Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees, Melbourne University Press, 2008

Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006 (co-editor), 752pp.

'Shareholder Value and Employee Interests: Intersections Between Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and Labor Law' (2005) 23 Wisconsin International Law Journal 417 (with R Mitchell and I Ramsay)

'Non-Standard Workers in Australia: Counts and Controversies' (2004) 17 Australian Journal of Labour Law 89

'Inventing Unemployment: Labour Market Regulation and the Establishment of the Commonwealth Employment Service' (2003) 31 Federal Law Review 342.