Ms Alice Orchiston

LLB (Hons) (QUT) GradDipLegalPrac (NSW College of Law) LLM (Sydney)
Postgraduate Fellow

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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

Biographical details

Alice Orchiston is a postgraduate fellow at Sydney Law School and member of the Labour Law Research Cluster and Institute of Criminology. She previously worked as a labour and discrimination law researcher at Sydney Law School and has a background in legal practice, policy and law reform. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Sydney Law School examining the intersection of criminal and labour law frameworks in the Australian sex industry.

Research interests

  • Labour law
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Criminal law

Teaching and supervision

  • Foundations of Law
  • Legal Research
  • Torts (UG)

Associations

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

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, T. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Orchiston, T. (2012). Domestic Violence Victims at Work: A Role for Anti-Discrimination Law? Australian Journal of Labour Law, 25(3), 209-236.
  • Orchiston, T., 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, T. (2012). Industrial Legislation in 2011. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 277-292. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Orchiston, T. (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, T. (2013). Money, Sex, Stigma: Law and Social (In)Justice for Sex Workers. Higher Degree Research Conference on Social Justice 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, T. (2013). Reconsidering the Regulation of Commercial Sex. 13th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest: European Society of Criminology.
  • Orchiston, T. (2013). Transformative Equality for Sex Workers? Exploring the Use of Anti-Discrimination Law Protections in Australia. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Conference 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). (Ser)Vice Work: Sex Workers and Labour Regulation in Australia. Labour Law Research in Progress Seminar, Sydney: Sydney Law School.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence and Workplace Rights. National Network of Women Students Australia Conference, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements: Safe at Home, Safe at Work. Australian Social Policy Conference 2011, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Strengths and Weakness of Comparative Overseas Models. Domestic Violence as a Ground of Discrimination Roundtable, Melbourne: Australian Human Rights Commission.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Orchiston, T. (2012). GPS Tracking and Domestic Violence Offenders: Promise and Pitfalls. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • Orchiston, T. (2012). Keeping You and Your Job Safe: Information for Workers Experiencing Family Violence. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence and Labour Law: Making the Case for Change. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.

Reference Works

  • Mulvey, C., Nicholls, E., Yates, H., Vagg, M., Rattray, N., Orchiston, T., Hunter, Y. (2009). Almost Equal: A Guide for Community Legal Centre Lawyers to the 2008 Changes to Commonwealth Laws Affecting Same Sex Couples. Almost Equal: A Guide for Community Legal Centre Lawyers to the 2008 Changes to Commonwealth Laws Affecting Same Sex Couples. (pp. 1-24). Australia: LGBTI Network.

Other

  • Orchiston, T. (2013), Punish clients not sex workers. Radio.

2014

  • Orchiston, T. (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, T. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • Orchiston, T. (2013). Money, Sex, Stigma: Law and Social (In)Justice for Sex Workers. Higher Degree Research Conference on Social Justice 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Orchiston, T. (2013), Punish clients not sex workers. Radio.
  • Orchiston, T. (2013). Reconsidering the Regulation of Commercial Sex. 13th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest: European Society of Criminology.
  • Orchiston, T. (2013). Transformative Equality for Sex Workers? Exploring the Use of Anti-Discrimination Law Protections in Australia. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Conference 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2012

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

2011

  • Orchiston, T. (2011). (Ser)Vice Work: Sex Workers and Labour Regulation in Australia. Labour Law Research in Progress Seminar, Sydney: Sydney Law School.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence and Labour Law: Making the Case for Change. Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence and Workplace Rights. National Network of Women Students Australia Conference, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements: Safe at Home, Safe at Work. Australian Social Policy Conference 2011, Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Orchiston, T. (2011). Strengths and Weakness of Comparative Overseas Models. Domestic Violence as a Ground of Discrimination Roundtable, Melbourne: Australian Human Rights Commission.

2009

  • Mulvey, C., Nicholls, E., Yates, H., Vagg, M., Rattray, N., Orchiston, T., Hunter, Y. (2009). Almost Equal: A Guide for Community Legal Centre Lawyers to the 2008 Changes to Commonwealth Laws Affecting Same Sex Couples. Almost Equal: A Guide for Community Legal Centre Lawyers to the 2008 Changes to Commonwealth Laws Affecting Same Sex Couples. (pp. 1-24). Australia: LGBTI Network.

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