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Law a university for the real world

Impact

How our research is making a difference

We work with government and industry to improve laws and policy. We're cutting red tape and solving complex problems.

Read our stories to find out how we benefit communities, locally and around the world.

Protecting children

Professor Ben Matthews' work has influenced reforms that enable more child abuse victims to seek justice. He also championed stronger reporting laws to protect children in childcare centres.

A voice for the vulnerable

Property law modernisation

Professor Sharon Christensen and Adjunct Professor Bill Duncan have modernised property laws in Queensland for the online generation. Buying and selling real estate is now quicker, cheaper and more secure.

Safer mining towns

Professor Kerry Carrington's research exposed the devastating effects of fly-in, fly-out practices in mining towns, resulting in a ban on 100% FIFO operations in Queensland.

Dark side of the boom

End-of-life law reforms

Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott research led to legal reforms and new resources that are helping doctors and families navigate the difficult decisions when a patient is at the end of life.

A new beginning for end-of-life law