Director - Public Law & Policy Research Unit
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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Alex is the Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit at the University of Adelaide.
Alex works in the area of migration, citizenship, constitutional law, and Indigenous legal issues. Alex takes a broad socio-political approach to studying these areas of law, drawing on the knowledge and insights of other disciplines such as history, geography, psychology and politics to critique accepted approaches to regulation
Year Citation 2021 Ziersch, A., Walsh, M., Due, C., & Reilly, A. (2021). Temporary Refugee and Migration Visas in Australia: An Occupational Health and Safety Hazard.. International Journal of Health Services, 51(4), 531-544.
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2021 Due, C., Callaghan, P., Reilly, A., Flavel, J., & Ziersch, A. (2021). Employment for women with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in Australia: An overview of workforce participation and available support programmes. International Migration, 16 pages.
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2021 Howe, J., Reilly, A., Berg, L., & Farbenblum, B. (2021). Understanding International Students’ Professed Satisfaction with Underpaid Work in Australia. Monash University Law Review, 46(3), 50-78.
2020 Whellum, P., Nettelbeck, A., & Reilly, A. (2020). Cultural accommodation and the policing of Aboriginal communities: a case study of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 53(1), 65-83.
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2020 Howe, J., Reilly, A., Clibborn, S., van den Broek, D., & Wright, C. F. (2020). Slicing and Dicing Work in the Australian Horticulture Industry: Labour Market Segmentation within the Temporary Migrant Workforce. Federal Law Review, 48(2), 25 pages.
2019 Whellum, P., Reilly, A., & Nettelbeck, A. (2019). Pathways to justice in the APY Lands: breaking the cycle of offending. Griffith Law Review, 28(4), 431-453.
2019 Howe, J. M., Reilly, A., van den Broek, D., & Wright, C. F. (2019). Pro-market governance, migration status and worker vulnerability: The case of Australian horticulture. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 42(4), 1-21.
2019 Reilly, A. P. (2019). The six-inch fence. Critical Studies on Security, 8(1), 84-86.
2019 Howe, J., Reilly, A., Wright, C. F., van den Broek, D., & Clibborn, S. (2019). A Critical Examination of the Relationship between Labour Hire Intermediaries and Growers in the Australian Horticulture Industry. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 32(1), 83-102. 2019 Reilly, A., & Howe, J. (2019). Australia's Future Horticultural Workforce: Assessing the Agricultural Visa Concept. Journal of Political Economy, 84(84), 89-115. 2018 Reilly, A. (2018). The Vulnerability of Safe Haven Enterprise Visa Holders: Balancing Work, Protection and Future Prospects. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 41(3), 871-900. 2018 Howe, J., van den Broek, D., Reilly, A., & Wright, C. F. (2018). A Tale of Two Visas: Interrogating the Substitution Effect between Pacific Seasonal Workers and Backpackers in Addressing Horticultural Labour Supply Challenges and Worker Exploitation. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 31, 209-242. 2018 Richards, B., de Zwart, M., Reilly, A., Le Mire, S., & Webster, A. (2018). Enhancing the First Year Curriculum and Experience: Law School 'Boot Camp'. Legal Education Review, 28.
2018 Reilly, A., Howe, J., van den Broek, D., & Wright, C. (2018). Working holiday makers in Australian horticulture: labour market effect, exploitation and avenues for reform. Griffith Law Review, 27(1), 99-130.
2018 Reilly, A. (2018). Beyond the pale: Rethinking the fences between us. Griffith Review, 61, 116-125. 2017 Reilly, A., Vivian, A., Jorgensen, M., McMillan, M., McRae, C., & McMinn, J. (2017). Indigenous Self-Government in the Australian Federation. Australian Indigenous Law Review, 20, 215-242. 2017 Appleby, G., & Reilly, A. (2017). Unveiling the Public Interest: The Parameters of Executive Discretion in Australian Migration Legislation. Public Law Review, 28, 293-309. 2016 Reilly, A., & Appleby, G. (2016). Taking Responsibility for Don Dale. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(27), 4-7. 2016 Reilly, A. (2016). Asylum seekers in the community: the importance of work for a decent life. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 22(1), 1-25.
2016 Reilly, A. P. (2016). Book Review: Aboriginal peoples, colonialism and international law: Raw law by Irene Watson. Alternative, 12(3), 333-335. 2016 Reilly, A., & Torresi, T. (2016). Voting rights of permanent residents. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 39(1), 401-420. 2015 Reilly, A. P., Appleby, G., & Brennan, S. (2015). Teaching Public Law: Forward. Legal Education Review, 25(2), 295-298. 2015 Howe, J., & Reilly, A. (2015). Meeting Australia’s labour needs: the case for a low skill work visa. Federal Law Review, 43(2), 259-287. 2015 Reilly, A., Appleby, G. J., & Brennan, S. (2015). Teaching Public Law: Foreword (2015) 25(2) Legal Education Review 295-298. U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper, (2016). 2015 Reilly, A. (2015). Low-cost labour or cultural exchange? Reforming the Working Holiday visa programme. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26(3), 474-489.
2014 Reilly, A. P. (2014). The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration. A Book Review. Adelaide Law Review, 35(1), 189-192. 2014 Reilly, A., Appleby, G., & LaForgia, R. (2014). 'To watch, to never look away': The public's responsibility for Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers. Alternative Law Journal, 39(3), 163-166.
2014 Reilly, A. (2014). Recovering the foundations of Koowarta : the struggle of the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission to purchase land in Queensland. Griffith Law Review, 23(1), 61-78.
2013 Reilly, A., & La Forgia, R. (2013). Secret ‘Enhanced screening’ of asylum seekers: A democratic analysis centring on the humanity of the commonwealth officer. Alternative Law Journal, 38(3), 143-146.
2013 Appleby, G., Burdon, P., & Reilly, A. (2013). Critical thinking in legal education: Our journey. Legal Education Review, 23(2), 345-377. 2013 Reilly, A., & La Forgia, R. (2013). Secret 'enhanced screening' of asylum seekers. Alternative Law Journal, 38(3), 143-146. 2013 Reilly, A. (2013). Confusion of tongues: Constitutional recognition of languages and language rights in Australia. Federal Law Review, 41(2), 333-361. 2012 Reilly, A. (2012). Protecting vulnerable migrant workers: the case of international students. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 25, 181-208. 2011 Reilly, A. (2011). The ethics of seasonal labour migration. Griffith Law Review, 20(1), 127-152.
2009 Reilly, A. (2009). Finding an indigenous perspective in administrative law. Legal Education Review, 19(1), 271-287. 2009 Reilly, A. (2009). How sorry are we? The limits of the apology to the stolen generation. Alternative Law Journal, 24(2), 97-101. 2007 Lynch, A., & Reilly, A. (2007). The constitutional validity of terrorism orders of control and preventative detention. Flinders Journal of Law Reform, 10(1), 105-142. 2007 Reilly, A., Behrendt, L., Williams, G., McCausland, R., & McMillan, M. (2007). The promise of regional governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Ngiya: Talk the Law, 1, 126-166. 2006 Reilly, A. (2006). A constitutional framework for indigenous governance. The Sydney Law Review, 28, 403-435. 2006 Reilly, A. (2006). How Mabo helps us forget. Macquarie Law Journal, 6, 25-47. 2004 Reilly, A., & Genovese, A. (2004). Claiming the past: historical understanding in Australian native title jurisprudence. Indigenous Law Journal, 3(1), 19-42. 2003 Reilly, A. (2003). Can Liberalism be PC?: Duncan lvison's Postcolonial Liberalism. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 28, 171-199. 2003 Reilly, A. (2003). Cartography and Native Title. Journal of Australian Studies, 79, 3-14. 2002 Reilly, A. (2002). From a jurisprudence of regret to a regrettable jurisprudence: shaping Native Title from Mabo to Ward. Electronic Law, 9(4). 2001 Reilly, A. (2001). Dedicated seats for Indigenous Australians in Federal Parliament. Balayi, 2(1), 73-103.
Year Citation 2018 Appleby, G., Reilly, A., & Grenfell, L. (2018). Australian Public Law (3 ed.). Docklands, Victoria: Oxford University Press. 2014 Appleby, G., Reilly, A., & Grenfell, L. (2014). Australian Public Law (2 ed.). Australia: Oxford University Press. 2012 Evans, J., Genovese, A., Reilly, A., & Wolfe, P. (Eds.) (2012). Sovereignty: frontiers of Possibility. United States: University of Hawaii Press.
2012 Evans, J., Genovese, A., Reilly, A., & Wolfe, P. (Eds.) (2012). Sovereignty: frontiers of Possibility. United States: University of Hawaii Press.
2011 Reilly, A., Appleby, G., Grenfell, L., & Lacey, W. (2011). Australian public law. Australia: Oxford University Press. 2008 Curthoys, A., Genovese, A., & Reilly, A. (2008). Rights and redemption: history, law and indigenous people. Australia: UNSW Press.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19. 2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the COVID-19 Response Committee. Adelaide. 2019 Howe, J. M., Cibborn, S., Reilly, A., van den Broek, D., & Wright, C. F. (2019). Towards a Durable Future: Tackling Labour Challenges in the Australian Horticulture Industry. 2017 Howe, J. M., Reilly, A., van den Broek, D., & Wright, C. (2017). Sustainable Solutions: The Future of Labour Supply in the Australian Vegetable Industry. 2017 Reilly, A., Howe, J., Berg, L., Farbenblum, B., & Tan, G. (2017). International Students and the Fair Work Ombudsman.
|2018||Department of Social Services (Cth)||Refugee Women and Work||Anna Ziersch, Clemmi Due, Joanna Howe||$282,000|
|2017||Flinders University||Migration visas and workplace exploitation and discrimination: Regulatory and complaints mechanisms to protect health and well being||Anna Ziersch, Clemmi Due, Joanna Howe||$19,910|
|2017||University of Adelaide||Assessing the Economic, Social and Health Outcomes for Migrant Workers in the State Sponsored Employment Schemes, Vice-Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Research Fund||Joanna Howe, Andreas Cebulla, Clemmi Due, George Tan, Anna Ziersch, Deborah Turnbull||$24,920|
|2017||VegWA||Labour Supply in the Australian Horticulture Industry||Joanna Howe, Chris Wright, Di Van Den Broek, Stephen Clibborn||$210,000|
|2016||Fair Work Ombudsman||Experience of International Students in the Australian Labour Market||Joanna Howe, Laurie Berg, Bassina Farbenblum||$60,000|
|2016||Horticulture Innovation Australia||Labour Supply in the Australian Vegetable Industry||Joanna Howe, Chris Wright, Di Van Den Broek||$231,000|
|2016||University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions||Category 1 Funding Support||$3,500|
|2016||University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions||Aim for the Stars||Matthew Stubbs||$4,000|
|2015||Law Foundation of South Australia||Support for Indigenous Study tour||Laura Grenfell||$63,500|
|2015||University of Adelaide||Faculty Learning and Development Grant||$9,920|
|2015||University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions||Momentum Fund||$4,500|
|2015||University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions||Aim for the Stars||Laura Grenfell||$2,500|
|2015||University of Adelaide||Beacon grant||$5000|
|2015||University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions||Cat-1 Support Fund||$5,000|
|2013||University of Adelaide||Interdisciplinary Research Fund||$23,000|
Aboriginal Peoples and the Law (2016, 2017)
Aliens, Citizens and Migration (2018)
Australian Constitutional Law (2010 - 2017)
Being Indigenous in a Global World (Study Tour, 2015)
Foundations of Law (2008 - 2017)
Migration Law and Policy (2012, 2015)
Native Title Law (2018)
Refugee Law and Policy (2013, 2016)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Fraud and Falsity in Migration Applications – Reviewing the Review Rights Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kostiantyn Kuzmin
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Limiting Constraints on a Global Climate Change Regime: Neoliberalism and the Global Order of States Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Geoffrey William George Leane 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Contemporary Irish Migration to Australia: Pathways to Permanence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Fidelma McCorry 2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Administration of Justice in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands: A Front Line in Tensions between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and the Criminal Law Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Gilbert Whellum 2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor COAG, Democracy and the Australian Constitution: You can Choose Two Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Mark Bruerton 2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and Earth Community Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Peter Burdon 2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Affirmative Action: A Never-Ending Story? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nicole Melanie Lederer
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2014 - ongoing Board Member Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2012 - 2013 Co-Chair Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, South Australian Sub-Committee Australian Lawyers for Human Rights 2010 - 2013 Member Judicial Education Committee Courts Administration Authority, South Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2009 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Constitutional Law Australia
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