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.
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.
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.
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.