Cameron Roles

Senior Lecturer
BA LLB (Macq), LLM (Syd), Grad Dip in Legal Practice (NSW College of Law)
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Research Theme

Research Centre

Biography

Cameron’s research interest is labour law. His current research project is concerned with the extent to which the law can legitimately prevent a current or former employee from soliciting, enticing or otherwise encouraging one or many current or former colleagues to leave employment and enter into competition with the former employer. The project critiques trial and appellate court decisions in the United Kingdom and Australia, and seeks to better define the extent to which an employer should be able to regulate such employee competition.

Cameron’s previous research projects have had a particular focus on labour law as it applies in the Australian Public Service (APS). In late 2013 Cameron critiqued the Fair Work Act’s genuine redundancy exclusion as it applies in the APS, and argued for its reform. He has also examined (primarily with Michael O’Donnell of the University of New South Wales) APS enterprise bargaining under both Labor and Coalition governments. He has also analysed recent reforms to the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).

Cameron is the ACT Chapter Convenor of the Australian Labour Law Association. Since 2009 he has organised scholarly seminars and conferences which aim to encourage discussion and debate concerning Australian and international labour law.

Appointments

  • Director, LLBHons program, ANU College of Law (2014 - present)
  • Convener; ACT Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association (2009 - present)
  • Director, Vision Australia Limited (2015 - present)

Significant research publications

  • Cameron Roles ‘Redundancy in the Australian Public Service – Some Critical Reflections’ (2013) 41 Federal Law Review 525.

Recent news

20
Sep
2014
Enterprise bargaining negotiations have begun in many APS departments with superannuation clauses proving to be a sticking point, Cameron Roles explains in the Canberra Times.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Cameron’s research interest is labour law. His current research project is concerned with the extent to which the law can legitimately prevent a current or former employee from soliciting, enticing or otherwise encouraging one or many current or former colleagues to leave employment and enter into competition with the former employer. The project critiques trial and appellate court decisions in the United Kingdom and Australia, and seeks to better define the extent to which an employer should be able to regulate such employee competition.

Cameron’s previous research projects have had a particular focus on labour law as it applies in the Australian Public Service (APS). In late 2013 Cameron critiqued the Fair Work Act’s genuine redundancy exclusion as it applies in the APS, and argued for its reform. He has also examined (primarily with Michael O’Donnell of the University of New South Wales) APS enterprise bargaining under both Labor and Coalition governments. He has also analysed recent reforms to the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).

Cameron is the ACT Chapter Convenor of the Australian Labour Law Association. Since 2009 he has organised scholarly seminars and conferences which aim to encourage discussion and debate concerning Australian and international labour law.

Government submissions

  • coming

LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of Labour Law and Public Sector Employment Law.

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of Labour Law and Public Sector Employment Law.

Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas of Labour Law and Public Sector Employment Law.

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8522
Class #6866
Public Sector Employment Law

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS2203
Class #2407
Corporations Law
2016 LAWS6203
Class #4039
Corporations Law
2016 LAWS8311
Class #6801
Occupational Health and Safety Law

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