Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza

Lecturer
BA (Hons)/LLB (Hons) (Sydney), PhD (UNSW)
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Biography

Dominique Dalla-Pozza is a lecturer at the ANU College of Law working in the field of Australian Public Law. Her primary research deals with the Australian Parliament and the legislative process. She is particularly interested in the work done by parliamentary committees. In her role as a co-convenor of the ACT chapter of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) Dom has also worked on the Senate voting system.

Dominique’s other field of interest is in National Security Law – her PhD focused on the process by which the Australian Parliament enacted counter-terrorism between 2001 and 2006.

In 2015 she presented work on the way in which the Australian Parliament made counter-terrorism law in the post-Howard era at a workshop on Deliberative Constitutionalism at the Faculty of Laws University College London.

A distinctive feature of the approach Dom takes to legislative process is her use of ideas drawn from deliberative democratic theory as a core theme in her work. One of her main aims as a researcher is to continue to bring together ideas from the disciplines of political science and law to provide a richer understanding of the law- making process.

Appointments

  • ACT Chapter convenor of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (May 2010-October 2012)
  • Academic Editor of the Federal Law Review (2010-2012)
  • One Co-Convenor ACT of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (2012-current)

Awards

Year Title
2015 ANU College of Law Education Awards: Award for Excellence in Supervision

Significant research publications

 

  • 'Refining the Australian Counter-Terrorism Law Framework:  How Deliberative has Parliament Been Able to Be?, Deliberative Constitutionalism Workshop, University College London, London 10 November 2015. 
  • ‘Williams II and the Extent of Commonwealth Spending Powers’, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014, Sydney, 29 September 2014.
  • 'Promoting Deliberative Debate? The Submissions and Oral Evidence Provided to Australian Parliamentary Committees in the Creation of Counter-Terrorism Laws’ (2008) 23(1) Australasian Parliamentary Review, 39.
  • ‘The Constitutional Validity of Declarations of Incompatibility in Australian Charters of Rights’ (2007) 12(1) Deakin Law Review, 1 (co-authored with Professor George Williams).
  • ‘The Constitutional Protection Of Commonwealth Voting Rights: The Case Of Rowe v Electoral Commissioner’ (2011) 23(3) Legaldate 7.

Recent news

05
May
2017
Absrtact picture of birds flying out of a prison wall
ANU Law Explains is a National Law Week 2017 event which will examine four highly political issues with a legal perspective for a layperson audience.

In the Media

25
Feb
2012
People May Yet Have Final Say (co authored with Professor Don Rothwell)
Dominique Dalla-Pozza writes in Canberra Times
17
Jul
2011
Dominique Dalla-Pozza writes in The Conversation
21
Sep
2010
New Political Paradigm Shows Early Signs of Wear’ (co-authored with Professor Don Rothwell)
Dominique Dalla-Pozza writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (online)
15
Sep
2010
‘Move legislative constraints on senator numbers’ (Co-authored with Assoc Prof Tom Faunce)
Dominique Dalla-Pozza writes in Canberra Times

Past events

17
May
2017
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10.00AM to 7.00PM Panel discussion

Learn about the legal issues impacting counter-terrorism, citizenship, race relations, climbing imprisonment rates and the South China Sea.

07
Mar
2017
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5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • A/Prof Rob McLaughlin
  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza
  • Prof Bruce Oswald
  • Prof Dale Stephens
  • A/Prof Cameron Moore

This opening seminar for 2017, hosted by the Centre for Military and Security Law, will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of Australia’s foremost military and security law experts. 

28
Jul
2016
Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza
12.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza, ANU College of Law

In December 2015 the Australian Citizenship  Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015 (Cth)was passed by the Commonwealth Parliament.  This controversial addition to the Australian counter-terrorism law framework provided mechanisms for dual citizens who had engaged in terrorism activities to have their citizenship cease.

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

Research biography

Dominique Dalla-Pozza is a lecturer at the ANU College of Law working in the field of Australian Public Law. Her primary research deals with the Australian Parliament and the legislative process. She is particularly interested in the work done by parliamentary committees. In her role as a co-convenor of the ACT chapter of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) Dom has also worked on the Senate voting system.

Dominique’s other field of interest is in National Security Law – her PhD focused on the process by which the Australian Parliament enacted counter-terrorism between 2001 and 2006.

In 2015 she presented work on the way in which the Australian Parliament made counter-terrorism law in the post-Howard era at a conference on Deliberative Constitutionalism at the Faculty of Laws University College London.

A distinctive feature of the approach Dom takes to legislative process is her use of ideas drawn from deliberative democratic theory as a core theme in her work. One of her main aims as a researcher is to continue to bring together ideas from the disciplines of political science and law to provide a richer understanding of the law- making process.

Research projects & collaborations

Dominique is continuing to publishing work on the development of the Australian counter-terrorism law framework.

Refereed journal articles

 

  • 'Promoting Deliberative Debate? The Submissions and Oral Evidence Provided to Australian Parliamentary Committees in the Creation of Counter-Terrorism Laws’ (2008) 23(1) Australasian Parliamentary Review, 39.
  • ‘The Constitutional Validity of Declarations of Incompatibility in Australian Charters of Rights’ (2007) 12(1) Deakin Law Review, 1 (co-authored with Professor George Williams).

Conference papers & presentations

  • Parliamentary Committees and the Continuing Challenge of Australian Counter-Terrorism Law Reform:  Are Some Committees More Effective than Others?' National Law Reform Conference 2016, Canberra, 14 April 2016.

  • 'Refining the Australian Counter-Terrorism Law Framework:  How Deliberative has Parliament Been Able to Be?,; Deliberative Constitutionalism Workshop, University College London, London 10 November 2015. 
  • ‘Williams II and the Extent of Commonwealth Spending Powers’, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014, Sydney, 29 September 2014.
  • ‘A Decade of Making Counter-Terrorism Laws’ Centre for International and Public Law,  Public Law Weekend,  Canberra, 9 September 2011. 
  • Why Should Lawyers Be Interested in Legislative Process?”  Centre for International and Public Law Public Law Weekend, Canberra, 12 November 2009.

Committees

External Organisations

  • A co-convenor in the ACT of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) (2012- current).
  • ACT Chapter convenor of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) (May 2010 - October 2012)

Internal ANU Committees

  • Academic Editor, Federal Law Review (2010-2012).
  • Acting Stream Convenor,  International Security Law (LLM Program) (from July 2016)
  • Member of the ANU College of Law LLB Honours Program Committe (from July 2016)
  • Member of the ANU College of Law JD Program Committee (2014-2015)
  • Member of the ANU College of Law Research Committee (mid 2009-2012)

Other

  • ‘Constitutional Constraints on the Redesign of the Senate Voting System’ Presentation at ‘A New Senate Voting System’ Electoral Regulation Research Network and ANU College of Law Worksop,  ANU College of Law, Canberra, 11 April 2014.
  • Presentation at ‘The Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products:  A Roundtable Discussion of the High Court of Australia’s Landmark Ruling,  Australian National University, Canberra 24 October 2012,’
  • Research in Progress Seminar ‘Assessing Parliament's Contribution to the Process of Law-Making:  The Legislative Response to Williams v The Commonwealth’., ANU College of Law, Canberra, 12 September 2012. 
  • Dickson v The Queen [2010] HCA 30’ Presentation at Talking Constitution:  Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Canberra, 13 December 2010.
  • ‘Habib v The Commonwealth [2010] FCFCA 12’ Presentation at the Talking Constitution: Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Canberra, 1 June 2010. 

Currently supervising

PhD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Ausralian Constitutional Law

I am currently supervising:

  • Ruth Townsend (panel member)

 

SJD supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Ausralian Constitutional Law

I have previously supervised:

  • No previous SJD supervision.

 

MPhil supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process 
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Ausralian Constitutional Law 

I have previously supervised:

  • No previous MPhil supervision

 

LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Ausralian Constitutional Law

I have previously supervised:

  • No previous LLM Masters supervision.

 

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Ausralian Constitutional Law 

I have previously supervised:

  • Honours students in Australian Public Law,  Counter-Terrorism Law and Constitutional Law.  I am not available for any honours supervision in semester 1, 2016.  I have only limited availability in semester 2, 2016.

 

Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Australian Public Law
  • Australian Legislative Process
  • Australian Counter-Terrorism Law
  • Australian Constitutional Law

I have previously supervised:

  • No previous internship supervision

 

Current courses

Philosophy & approach

I feel fortunate that in the classrooms in which I teach I am able to engage with some of the most pressing issues facing Australia today: how is political power in Australia able to be appropriately used and constrained; how does the Australian parliament enact laws which are aimed at ensuring national security.  It is a privilege to have an opportunity to engage with my students about these issues.

Teaching awards

Year Title
2015 ANU College of Law Education Awards: Award for Excellence in Supervision

Past courses

  • National Security Law (co-convenor with Rob McLauglin)
  • Commonwealth Constitutional Law
  • Australian Public Law
  • Foundations of Australian Law
  • Legislation and Legislative Drafting  (LLM)

How my works connects with public policy

My work on Parliament connects me with an Australian institution which has an important role in implementing public policy;  my particular focus on legislative processes means I am evaluating how legislation is used to achive public policy goals.

 

My work on the enactment of Australian counter-terrorism laws remains relevant as the nation grapples with the threat posed by terrorism in the 21st century.

 

 

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