Kieran Pender

Visiting Fellow
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU)

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Biography

Kieran is a visiting fellow at The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for International and Public Law and senior lawyer (democratic freedoms) at the Human Rights Law Centre. He was previously a senior legal advisor at the International Bar Association's Legal Policy and Research Unit in London. He is a graduate of the ANU, where he was awarded the university medal. Kieran frequently writes, speaks and publishes on public law and employment law issues. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Saturday Paper and Australian Book Review, and has appeared on ABC and BBC radio and television. Kieran has guest lectured at universities across four continents, and spoken at the United Nations, European Parliament, World Bank and OECD.

Significant research publications

  • Getnick, Neil, Gregory Krakower and Kieran Pender, ‘Whistleblowers Beyond Borders: The Globalisation of Whistleblower Protection’ in Anti-Corruption Law and Practice Report 2017: Innovation in Enforcement and Compliance (International Bar Association, May 2017)
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘Red Scare on Ice: Antarctica, Australian-Soviet Relations and the International Geophysical Year’ (2017) 14 History Australia 645
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘The “Price” of Justice?: Costs-Conditional Special Leave in the High Court’ (2018) 42(1) Melbourne University Law Review 149
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘“Silent Members of Society”? Public Servants and the Freedom of Political Communication in Australia’ (2018) 29 Public Law Review 327
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘Before the High Court – Comcare v Banerji: Public Servants and Political Communication’ (2019) 41 Sydney Law Review 131
  • Pender, Kieran, Sofya Cherkasova and Anna Yamaoka-Enkerlin, ‘Compliance and Whistleblowing: How Technology will Replace, Empower and Change Whistleblowers’ in Jelena Madir (ed), FinTech: Law and Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2019)
  • Pender, Kieran, Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (International Bar Association, 2019)
  • Pender, Kieran, 'Official Secrecy, Freedom of Information, Whistleblower Protections and Government Employee Speech: Pieces of the Same Puzzle? An Australian Perspective' in Costantino Grasso (ed), Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice (Springer, forthcoming)

In the Media

2
Dec
2020
Kieran Pender writes in The Canberra Times
30
Nov
2020
Kieran Pender writes in Australian Book Review
6
Oct
2020
Kieran Pender writes in The Canberra Times

Past events

07
Oct
2020
Addressing Sexual Harassment at Work with Kate Jenkins
6.30PM to 7.45PM Webinar
  • Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Join us for a conversation between ANU Law Visiting Fellow Kieran Pender and Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins on how Australia and Australians can effectively address sexual harassment in our workplaces.

22
Jul
2020
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6.30PM to 7.45PM 60th Anniversary Celebrations

The ability of employees to speak freely, both in private and public sector contexts is increasingly under threat. In 2019, the High Court of Australia upheld the Department of Immigration’s termination of a public servant for her anonymous tweets. These timely events will be considered from practical, theoretical, policy and comparatively perspectives.

04
Mar
2020
London alumni reception
6.00PM to 8.00PM 60th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Jennifer Robinson
  • Kieran Pender

Join fellow alumni and Professor Sally Wheeler, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International Strategy) and Dean of ANU College of Law, for a special networking evening in the heart of London.

09
Aug
2019
Global Passport Series: From ANU Law to the International Bar Association
1.00PM to 2.00PM Careers seminar
  • Kieran Pender

ANU Law’s Global Passport Series is a student lunch series that welcomes alumni back to the college to share career experiences and advice.

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

Book chapters

  • Pender, Kieran, Sofya Cherkasova and Anna Yamaoka-Enkerlin, ‘Compliance and Whistleblowing: How Technology will Replace, Empower and Change Whistleblowers’ in Jelena Madir (ed), FinTech: Law and Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2019)
  • Pender, Kieran, 'Official Secrecy, Freedom of Information, Whistleblower Protections and Government Employee Speech: Pieces of the Same Puzzle? An Australian Perspective' in Costantino Grasso (ed), Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice (Springer, forthcoming)

Refereed journal articles

  • Pender, Kieran, ‘Red Scare on Ice: Antarctica, Australian-Soviet Relations and the International Geophysical Year’ (2017) 14 History Australia 645
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘The “Price” of Justice?: Costs-Conditional Special Leave in the High Court’ (2018) 42(1) Melbourne University Law Review 149
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘“Silent Members of Society”? Public Servants and the Freedom of Political Communication in Australia’ (2018) 29 Public Law Review 327
  • Pender, Kieran, ‘Before the High Court – Comcare v Banerji: Public Servants and Political Communication’ (2019) 41 Sydney Law Review 131

Commissioned reports

  • Getnick, Neil, Gregory Krakower and Kieran Pender, ‘Whistleblowers Beyond Borders: The Globalisation of Whistleblower Protection’ in Anti-Corruption Law and Practice Report 2017: Innovation in Enforcement and Compliance (International Bar Association, May 2017)
  • Pender, Kieran, Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (International Bar Association, 2019)

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