Brian Opeskin

University of Technology Sydney

Professor of Law

Faculty of Law

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales 2007

Australia

http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/brian.opeskin

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Nationality and Statelessness

FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LAW, Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jun 2011
Brian Opeskin and Ivan Shearer
University of Technology Sydney and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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nationality, citizenship, allegiance, protection, jus soli, jus sanguinis, birthright citizenship, birth tourism, naturalisation, dual nationality, multiple nationality, evidence of nationality, state succession, statelessness, human rights, international migration, Nottebohm Case, Bihari People

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Australian Refugee Policy and its Impacts on Pacific Island Countries

(2016) 36 Journal of Pacific Studies (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Nov 2015
Brian Opeskin and Daniel Ghezelbash
University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie Law School
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asylum seekers, Australia, immigration detention, international aid, maritime arrivals, Nauru, Pacific Solution, Papua New Guinea, refugees, regional processing, resettlement

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The Influence of International Law on the International Movement of Persons

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2013
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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international migration law, admission of aliens, refugees, expulsion of foreign nationals, human rights of migrants, diplomatic protection, migrant workers, international trade in services, environmental migration, migrant women and children, human smuggling and trafficking, United Nations High Com

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Banter from the Bench: The Use of Humour in the Exercise of Judicial Functions

(2016) 41 Australian Bar Review (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Mar 2016
Jack Oakley and Brian Opeskin
Clifford Chance and University of Technology Sydney
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humour, humor, judges, judicial ethics, judicial misconduct, judicial decisions, judicial opinions, courtroom, wit, sarcasm

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The Migration of Women Domestic Workers from Sri Lanka: Protecting the Rights of Children Left Behind

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 47, 2015
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Feb 2015
Rasika Jayasuriya and Brian Opeskin
Melbourne Law School and University of Technology Sydney
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children left behind, domestic workers, human rights, migration, mothers, rights of the child, Sri Lanka

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The Resettlement of Nauruans in Australia: An Early Case of Failed Environmental Migration

Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 May 2011
Gil Marvel Tabucanon and Brian Opeskin
Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney
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Nauru, resettlement, environmental migration, resource depletion, phosphate, national identify, racism, independence

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The Moral Foundations of Foreign Aid

World Development, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1996
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 May 2015
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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foreign aid, ODA, developing states, developed states, moral obligation, universal duties, humanity, corrective justice, distributive justice, states, individuals, donors, recipients

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Models of Judicial Tenure: Reconsidering Life Limits, Age Limits and Term Limits for Judges

35(4) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2015), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Oct 2014
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Acting judges, age limits, compulsory retirement, constitutional courts, decrepitude, good behaviour, judges, judicial independence, judicial tenure, life tenure, longevity, mandatory retirement, productivity, removal, resignation, retirement, senescence, senility, senior status, tenure, term limits

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Managing International Migration in Australia: Human Rights and the ‘Last Major Redoubt of Unfettered National Sovereignty’

International Migration Review, Vol. 45, 2011
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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international migration, human rights, deportation, mandatory detention, refugees, judicial review, sovereignty, Australia

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Securitization of Search and Rescue at Sea: The Response to Boat Migration in the Mediterranean and Offshore Australia

(2018) International and Comparative Law Quarterly DOI: 10.1017/S00205893170005, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Jan 2018
Macquarie Law School, Queen Mary Law School, UNSW Sydney and University of Technology Sydney
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asylum, refugee, SAR, search and rescue, Australia, Europe, Mediterranean, migrant, boat, boat migration

Contemporary Challenges Facing the Australian Judiciary: An Empirical Interruption

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2018, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 18-49
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2018
University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Adelaide - School of Law, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney
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Contemporary Challenges Facing The Australian Judiciary: An Empirical Interruption

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol 42(2):299-369, U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2020-59
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 23 Jun 2020
University of Adelaide - School of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney
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Australian Judiciary

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The High Cost of Judges: Reconsidering Judicial Pensions and Retirement in an Ageing Population

Federal Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 33-70, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 May 2011
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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The Relationship between Atmospheric Lead Emissions and Aggressive Crime: An Ecological Study

Environmental Health 2016:15 (BioMed Central)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Feb 2016
Macquarie University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and University of British Columbia (UBC) - BC Children's Hospital and Child & Family Research Institute
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aggressive crime, assault, atmospheric lead, childhood, death, environmental pollution, lead exposure, leaded petrol

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Constitutions and Populations: How Well has Constitution Accommodated a Century of Demographic Change?

Public Law Review, Vol. 21, pp 109-140, 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2011
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Australia, Constitution, population, constitutional design, demography, aging, fertility, mortality, migration, spatial distribution, census, statistics

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The Supply of Judicial Labour: Optimising a Scarce Resource in Australia

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2017
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Judges, judicial labour, judicial appointments, judicial tenure, part-time judges, productivity, retirement, Jueces, labor judicial, nombramientos de jueces, cargo judicial, jueces a tiempo parcial, productividad, jubilación

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Population, Crime and Courts: Demographic Projections of the Future Workload of the New South Wales Magistracy

(2014) 23(4) Journal of Judicial Administration (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Mar 2014
Brian Opeskin and Nick Parr
University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University
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Applied demography, Australia, caseload, courts, crime rates, criminal convictions, demand and supply, Local Court, magistrates, New South Wales, population projections, productivity, workload

The State of the Judicature: A Statistical Profile of Australian Courts and Judges

(2013) 35 Sydney Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 May 2013
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Australia, courts, judges, judicial officers, judicature, size, growth, state courts, federal courts, court hierarchy, magistrates courts, district courts, supreme courts, civil cases, criminal cases, gender composition, women in judiciary, regional differences, case lodgements, case lodgments

The State of the Judicature: A Statistical Profile of Australian Courts and Judges

Revista Forumul Judecatorilor, no.1, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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characteristics of the judicial system, the court hierarchy, regional dynamics, gender composition, measures of judicial productivity, federal courts

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Regulating Pacific Seasonal Labour in Australia

Pacific Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 283-305, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 26 May 2011
Therese MacDermott and Brian Opeskin
Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney
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Labour mobility, seasonal workers, temporary migration, Australia, Pacific Islands, workplace regulation, protection of migrant workers, discrimination, dispute resolution

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Constitutions, Populations and Demographic Change

in: Mark Tushnet, Thomas Fleiner and Cheryl Saunders (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law, (Routledge, 2012), Ch 35
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Nov 2012
Brian Opeskin and Enyinna S. Nwauche
University of Technology Sydney and Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) - Faculty of Law
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constitutions, population, size of legislature, electoral representation, formation of states, federations, fertility, mortality, and migration, ethnic diversity, census, vital registers, national statistical institutes

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Resources, Population and Migration in the Pacific: Connecting Islands and Rim

Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 353-373, 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2011
Brian Opeskin and Therese MacDermott
University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University
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resources, population growth, climate change, migration, colonialism, citizenship, visas, seasonal workers

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Malaria in Pacific Populations: Seen But Not Heard?

Journal of Population Research, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2011
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Malaria, mosquitoes, Pacific, Melanesia, spatial distribution, disease burden, traditional societies, health interventions, cross-border movement, drug resistance, climate change

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Electoral Redistribution in Australia: Accommodating 150 Years of Demographic Change

Australian Journal of Politics & History 2012: 58(4)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Nov 2012
John Juriansz and Brian Opeskin
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Technology Sydney
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Australia, electoral boundaries, malapportionment, one vote one value, population change, redistribution, redistricting

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Australia's Territorial Sea: International and Federal Implications of Its Extension to 12 Miles

(1991) 22 Ocean Development and International Law 395-431
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Brian Opeskin and Donald R. Rothwell
University of Technology Sydney and ANU College of Law
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Territorial Sea, International Law, Antarctic, Offshore Regime, Torres Strait, Law of the Sea, Jurisdiction, Federalism

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Demographic Projections of Demand for Criminal Court Services Across New South Wales, Australia

Chapter 5, David Swanson (ed) The Frontiers of Applied Demography, (Springer, 2016), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Imogen C. Halstead, Brian Opeskin and Nick Parr
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University
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Population projections, courts, service provision, age-crime curve, crime trends, workforce planning, applied demography, Australia

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Electoral Redistribution in Australia: Accommodating 150 Years of Demographic Change

(2012) 58(4) Australian Journal of Politics and History 557-579
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2013
John Francis Juriansz and Brian Opeskin
University of Western Sydney - School of Law and University of Technology Sydney
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Electoral redistribution, redistricting, one vote one value, population change, voter equality, entitlement

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Insurance and Genetics: Regulating A Private Market in the Public Interest

Michela Betta (ed), The Moral, Social, and Commercial Imperatives of Genetic Testing and Screening. The Australian Case, 125–164, 2006
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Oct 2016
David Weisbrot and Brian Opeskin
Independent and University of Technology Sydney
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genetic testing, insurance, underwriting, discrimination, privacy, life insurance, premiums, genetic information, disorders

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Dismantling the Diversity Deficit: Towards a More Inclusive Australian Judiciary

In: Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch (eds), The Judge, the Judiciary and the Court: Individual, Collegial and Institutional Judicial Dynamics in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2020) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Feb 2020
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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judges, judiciary, courts, diversity, representation, composition, gender, race, ethnicity, Australia, diversity deficit, population, census, data, selection, conditions, education

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The Balance of the Sexes: The Feminisation of Australia’s Population, 1901–2008

Population Space and Place, Vol. 18, 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2011
Brian Opeskin and Rebecca Kippen
University of Technology Sydney and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Australia, life expectancy, migration, mortality, sex differentials, sex ratios

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The Architecture of Public Health Law Reform: Harmonisation of Law in a Federal System

(1998) 22 Melbourne University Law Review 337
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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Australia, public health law, harmonisation of laws, federal values, centralisation of legislative power, fiscal coercion, reciprocal legislative schemes, mirror legislation, reference of power, federal-state bodies, supranational standard-setting

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Judicial Exits: The Tenure of Judges in Three Apex Courts

in R Ananian-Welsh & J Crowe (eds) Judicial Independence in Australia (Federation Press, 2016), 89-105
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2020
Brian Opeskin
University of Technology Sydney
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judges, age limits, judicial tenure, life tenure, mandatory retirement, senility, term limits, aging, ageing