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The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Giuseppe Carabetta's research expertise lies in the field of employment law, particularly, public sector employment law. He is recognised as the principal Australian scholar in police employment law. He has been invited to consult with a range of professional audiences in relation to his research including a national Workplace Relations Committee of Inquiry and various consultative meetings with federal Workplace Relations Ministers. He has also worked on submissions to Government on public sector employment law issues and has been involved in discussions between the Police Federation of Australia and the Federal Government on public sector employment issues.
Giuseppe lectures in commercial and employment law. He is the recipient of numerous teaching excellence awards at the National, University and Faculty levels, including two National Award Citations and two Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Teaching. He facilitates Learning & Teaching forums at a University-wide level and currently co-presents the University's Principles and Practice of University Teaching & Learning workshops on Student Engagement in Lectures. He is also featured in the University’s Principles Practice of Teaching Video Series, as well as The First Lecture and Large Group Teaching. His pedagogical research, particularly his work on mobile learning technologies, has extended this influence beyond his own discipline and the University.
Giuseppe is actively involved in the field of sports law. He recently facilitated workshops for professional sporting organisations including the national Rugby Union Players Association on Liability for Professional Athletes' Injuries. He has also moderated various university and industry panel discussions including the Data Privacy, Marketing, Research and the Consumer Leaders Forum for the Association of Market and Social Research Organisation.
Giuseppe is a regular visiting scholar at The University of Bologna, Italy. He is also an Honorary Fellow of St Andrew's College within the University of Sydney.
Note: Giuseppe has also published under the name Joseph Carabetta.
The University of Sydney Business School
More than 58,000 sworn state police officers in Australia perform demanding work daily serving our community. The risk of routine activities escalating to injury or life-threatening violence with little or no warning makes officers deserving, and needing, of high level protection both in the field and at law. Yet unlike the majority of public sector workers, police have never been employees in the legal sense of the term. Read more
Giuseppe Carabetta authors an article in The Conversation about the issue of liability for professional sports injuries following the case of NRL player Alex McKinnon.
Workplace relations is under the spotlight at the Productivity Commission, and it’s asking all the right questions to start a public discussion over public service employment.
State denies duty of care to injured police 05 Jul 2014
The Age quotes Giuseppe Carabetta about injured police officers suing the force for compensation.
Why the wages cap is unfair to police 01 Jun 2013
NSW Police News
Senior Lecturer Giuseppe Carabetta has had an article published in the June 2013 edition of Police News, on the topic of wages for police force personnel.
Carabetta G 2014 'Boyer case highlights need for overhaul of Police officers' Employment Status', Police News, vol.November
Carabetta G 2014 'What’s the Score? Direct and Vicarious Liability in Professional Contact Sports, Rugby Union Players Association Inc, Sydney, Australia, 7 November 2014
Carabetta G 2014 'Employment and the Law in Australian Policing: Options for the Development of a New Police Industrial Relations Law Model, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, 22 September 2014
Carabetta G 2014 'Vicarious Liability in the Arena of Professional Contact Sports, FC11 Sydney Football Academy, Sydney, Australia, 29 July 2014
Carabetta G 2013 'Why the Wages cap is Unfair to Police', Police News, vol.June
Carabetta G 2013 'The Conditions of Employment of State Public Sector Employees and the Adequacy of Protection of their Rights at Work', Submission to Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry for the Parliament of Australia
Carabetta G 2013 'Contrattazione Collettiva per la Polizia e Modelli di Arbitrato: Cosa Funziona?, Dipartimento sociologia e diritto dell'economia, Universitá Di Bologna, Italy, 2 October 2013
Carabetta G 2012 'Public Sector 'Wages-Cap': The New Framework for the Determination of Public Sector Wages and Conditions in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.25:1, pp. 65-75
Carabetta G and Lai T 2012 'Police Pay Setting: An International Comparative Perspective', Voices at Work, Graduate School of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 21st July 2012
Carabetta G 2011 'Fair Work and the Future of Police Industrial Regulation in Australia', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.24:3, pp. 260-80
Carabetta G 2011 'Police Pay-Setting: What Do Other Jurisdictions Do?, Invited Guest Presentation - Police Federation of Australia Federal Council Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 8 November 2011
Carabetta G 2011 'Police Collective Bargaining & the Right to Strike: A Comparative Perspective, Dipartimento di discipline giuridiche dell'economia, Universitá Di Bologna, Italy, 26 September 2011
Carabetta G 2010 'Protecting Our Protectors', New South Wales Police News, vol.November, pp. 17-18
Carabetta G 2010 'The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and Police: What’s In, What’s Out – and Beyond', Auspol, vol.March, pp. 8-10
Carabetta G 2010 'The Future of Police Industrial Regulation in Australia: Lessons from Victoria, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne, 25 November 2010
Carabetta G 2010 'Protecting Our Protectors', ABC – The Drum Unleashed
Carabetta G 2009 'Don’t refer State Police IR powers to the Commonwealth', South Australia Police Journal, vol.90:4
Sutton-Brady C, Scott KM, Taylor L, Carabetta G and Clark S 2009 'The value of using short-format podcasts to enhance learning and teaching', ALT-J Research in Learning Technology, vol.17:3, pp. 219-32
Carabetta G 2009 'The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Police: What’s In, What’s Out And Beyond, Invited Guest Presentation - Police Federation of Australia Federal Council Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 17 November 2009
Carabetta G 2009 'Engaging students in Large Group Teaching, Invited Guest Seminar Paper for Office of Learning and Teaching Presentation, University of Sydney, Australia, 18 June 2009
Carabetta G 2008 'The Argument For unique Industrial Arrangements for Police', NSW Police News (also republished in SA Police Journal and The Police Association Journal), vol.88:11, pp. 16-19
Carabetta G 2007 'Dismissal and the Law in Australian Policing: Balancing the interests of the individual police officer against the public interest, Invited Guest Seminar Paper- Facolta Di Economia, Sede di Forli, Bologna, Italy 2007
Carabetta G 2007 'The Argument for Unique Industrial Arrangements for Police, Invited Guest Presentation - Police Federation of Australia Federal Council Meeting, Rotorua, New Zealand, 06 November 2007
Carabetta G 2006 'Striking a Balance between 'Sir' and 'Dude' in first-year Commercial Law', Accounting Education: An International Journal, vol.15:1, pp. 105-107
Carabetta G 2006 'Going, going… gone? The demise of the dismissal at pleasure doctrine in public sector employment', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.19:3, pp. 283-293
Carabetta G 2005 'Procedural fairness under the Police Act 1990 - Implications of the high court's decision in Jarratt v Commissioner of Police for New South Wales', Police News, vol.85:11, pp. 16-19
Callus R, Carabetta G, Coleman CF and Hart G 2005 'Redefining work relationships through contractors - Legal and policy developments', Reworking Work - The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005
Carabetta G 2004 'Dismissal at pleasure, procedural fairness and 'off with their-heads' clauses in public sector employment', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.17:2, pp. 204-212
Carabetta G 2004 'Two hats are better than one – legal status of the Police in Australia', Police Association of South Australia Annual conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 20th October 2004
Carabetta G 2003 'Employment status of the Police in Australia', Melbourne University Law Review, vol.27:1, pp. 1-32
- Commercial law
- Employment law
- Public sector employment law
- Police employment law
- Industrial relations
- Sports Law
Recent Units Taught
CLAW1001 Foundations of Business Law
CLAW3207 Employment Regulation for Business
2015: S1, S2,
CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
2015: S1, S2,