John Story AO

University of Queensland Chancellor Mr John Story has become an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

8 June 2015
UQ and the UN have collaborated to produce a report on migrant smuggling in Asia

The University of Queensland has collaborated with the United Nations to produce a world-first comprehensive report on migrant smuggling in Asia.

5 May 2015
UQ law students, from left, Ella Rooney, Georgina Morgan and Amina Karcic with their trophy

The University of Queensland mooting team has taken out another international title, winning the 6th International Air Law Moot Court Competition, held in Beijing.

15 April 2015
Law reform is necessary to avoid complex court cases and to end uncertainty for surrogate babies, mothers and contracting parents.

Australia should urgently legalise commercial surrogacy, says the Family Court’s Chief Justice Diana Bryant.

15 April 2015
The program includes exercise, yoga and pilates to help students manage stress and anxiety.

Helping students manage the demands of studying law is the aim of a new program at The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law.

1 April 2015
Research shows that Australia’s policy to turn-back boats does little to combat migrant smuggling.

Research by The University of Queensland’s Migrant Smuggling Working Group shows that Australia’s policy to turn-back boats does little to combat migrant smuggling, violates international obligations and jeopardises the fragile relationship with...

13 March 2015

The Queensland Government’s move to establish a commission of inquiry into organised crime has been welcomed by University of Queensland law academic Andreas Schloenhardt. Attorney-General Ms Yvette d’Ath announced the inquiry...

23 February 2015
Queensland voters will go to the polls on January 31

The following experts are available to comment to media on issues relating to the Queensland election and subsequent developments. Journalists can search for experts on a wide range of topics at UQ Experts.

4 February 2015
An LNP billboard on the Captain Cook Highway, Cairns. Picture: Margo Kingston, via Twitter.

Driving back to Brisbane from my childhood home of Nambour, I saw the most extraordinary political billboard. In monumental black and white, it simply said: Hung Parliament. Chaos.

2 February 2015
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop presents UQ Law student Zoe Brereton with her fellowship at the New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.

University of Queensland student Zoe Brereton was in the thick of studying for law exams when she learned she had been selected as Australia’s New Colombo Plan Fellow to India.

18 December 2014
Scarborough, Queensland: no longer allowed to factor in sea-level rise in its planning laws. Seo75/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s decision, revealed this week, to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems a rather short-sighted thing to do.

12 December 2014
A book that Professor Douglas has co-edited will be launched at the conference

The law’s increasing reach into the private lives of individuals will be a focus of attention at The University of Queensland next month.

24 November 2014

Last Friday, the High Court handed down its decision in a constitutional challenge to Queensland’s controversial suite of anti-bikie laws. This decision is as interesting for what it does not decide as for what it does.

17 November 2014

A blind woman has made news by launching a claim of unlawful discrimination against Coles and its online website. For those of us who are totally blind and working in the disability law space this lawsuit is no surprise. Both the problem and the...

7 November 2014

The government introduced its third set of national security laws last week. The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No 1) 2014 valuably empowers the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) to review changes to...

6 November 2014