Ms Alice Orchiston

LLB (Hons)(QUT) GradDipLegalPrac (College of Law) LLM GradCertEdStudies (Higher Ed)(Sydney)
Research Associate

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8560
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Alice Orchiston is an empirical legal researcher with specific expertise in qualitative research methods. Alice began her career in a large criminal defence law firm, before moving to Bangkok, Thailand to undertake an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development assignment focused on migrant worker rights and safety. Upon returning to Australia, Alice completed an LLM (Labour Law & Relations) and worked as a lawyer, policy analyst and consultant, specialising in domestic/family violence and work. Prior to returning to the University of Sydney Law School in January 2017, Alice held research and teaching positions at Western Sydney University (2015-2016), University of Sydney (2010-2014) and University of New South Wales (2011-2012). Alice is a current PhD candidate at Sydney Law School. Her thesis empirically examines labour exploitation issues in the Australian sex industry.

Research interests

  • Labour law
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Regulation of commercial sex
  • Family/domestic violence and work
  • Qualitative research methodologies

Teaching and supervision

  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Research

Current projects

Associations

  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Awards and honours

  • Julian Small Foundation Research Grant, 2013

In the media

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Orchiston, A. (2016). Precarious or Protected? Evaluating Work Quality in the Legal Sex Industry. Sociological Research Online, 21(4), 1-15. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, A. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Orchiston, A. (2012). Domestic Violence Victims at Work: A Role for Anti-Discrimination Law? Australian Journal of Labour Law, 25(3), 209-236.
  • Orchiston, A., Smith, B. (2012). Empowering victims of family violence: Could anti-discrimination laws play a role? Australian Review of Public Affairs, 2012, 1-6.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, A. (2012). Industrial Legislation in 2011. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 277-292. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Orchiston, A. (2016). Licensing Requirements in the Sex Industry: Keeping the "Bad Guys" Out? 14th Annual European Society of Criminology (ESC) Conference 2014 - Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity, Prague, Czech Republic: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2015). Law and Labour Practices in the Australian Sex Industry. Troubling Prostitution: Exploring Intersections of Sex, Intimacy and Labour 2016, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2014). (Ser)Vice Work: Commercial Sex and Labour Regulation. Australian Labour Law Association Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2014). Decriminalisation for fair work? A study of working conditions in New South Wales brothels. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) 2014 - Testing the Edges: Challenging Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2013). Reconsidering the Regulation of Commercial Sex. 13th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest: European Society of Criminology.
  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence and Workplace Rights. National Network of Women Students Australia Conference, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence Entitlements: Safe at Home, Safe at Work. Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011: Social Policy in a Complex World, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Orchiston, A. (2012). GPS Tracking and Domestic Violence Offenders: Promise and Pitfalls. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence and Labour Law: Making the Case for Change. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.

2016

  • Orchiston, A. (2016). Licensing Requirements in the Sex Industry: Keeping the "Bad Guys" Out? 14th Annual European Society of Criminology (ESC) Conference 2014 - Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity, Prague, Czech Republic: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2016). Precarious or Protected? Evaluating Work Quality in the Legal Sex Industry. Sociological Research Online, 21(4), 1-15. [More Information]

2015

  • Orchiston, A. (2015). Law and Labour Practices in the Australian Sex Industry. Troubling Prostitution: Exploring Intersections of Sex, Intimacy and Labour 2016, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.

2014

  • Orchiston, A. (2014). (Ser)Vice Work: Commercial Sex and Labour Regulation. Australian Labour Law Association Conference 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, A. (2014). Decriminalisation for fair work? A study of working conditions in New South Wales brothels. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) 2014 - Testing the Edges: Challenging Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2013

  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, A. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • Orchiston, A. (2013). Reconsidering the Regulation of Commercial Sex. 13th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest: European Society of Criminology.

2012

  • Smith, B., Orchiston, A. (2012). Domestic Violence Victims at Work: A Role for Anti-Discrimination Law? Australian Journal of Labour Law, 25(3), 209-236.
  • Orchiston, A., Smith, B. (2012). Empowering victims of family violence: Could anti-discrimination laws play a role? Australian Review of Public Affairs, 2012, 1-6.
  • Orchiston, A. (2012). GPS Tracking and Domestic Violence Offenders: Promise and Pitfalls. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, A. (2012). Industrial Legislation in 2011. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 277-292. [More Information]

2011

  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence and Labour Law: Making the Case for Change. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence and Workplace Rights. National Network of Women Students Australia Conference, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, A. (2011). Domestic Violence Entitlements: Safe at Home, Safe at Work. Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011: Social Policy in a Complex World, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.

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