Tracey Mylecharane

B Management, LLB, GDLP, FHEA
+61 2 6125 3863
0407 411 248
Room 2.087

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Research Themes


I joined the ANU in 2014 as a lecturer and teach Civil Litigation Practice and Banking and Finance Law (which I developed and designed in 2015). Prior to joining the ANU, I worked as a legal practitioner in private practice in the Australian Capital Territory for 12 years, predominantly as a litigation lawyer. My research interests relate to regulation within the Australian Financial System, with a focus on the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the corporate culture in the banking sector more generally. I sit on the academic committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA).


  • ANU College of Law - Scholarship Committee.
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association - Academic Committee. 
  • Australasian Law Teachers Association - Member.
  • Corporate Law Teachers Association - Member.
  • Women Lawyers Association ACT - Member.

Recent news

Practicing the law is about so much more than glamour and prestige. It’s about people, their livelihoods and their liberty, and the role that we play in preserving that.
Banking sector
Since the GFC there have been more than 17 Inquiries and Reviews into the AFS, with an emphasis on poor bank behaviour and bank culture. The volume of recommendations made by the various Inquiries and Reviews is astonishing when compared to those recommendations that have actually been implemented. Disappointment has been rife within the community because the change that was expected to follow the Inquiries and Reviews was not delivered. A wide range of voices across the community have called for government intervention, and the government has hit back with several measures announced as part of the 2017 Federal Budget.
Tracey Mylecharane
Confidence is a trait that lawyers need to possess. Without it, being successful will be difficult. It can be difficult to develop confidence, and it can be tricky to maintain it.
Tracey Mylecharane
To practice as a lawyer in Australia you need to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) - also referred to as Practical Legal Training, or PLT - before you can apply to be admitted as a legal practitioner. (When you see PLT or GDLP, note that these terms are used interchangeably and refer to the same course).

In the Media

Tracey Mylecharane interviewed by APPS Policy Forum

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

Research biography

I am working on a research thesis which involves an investigation of the nature and purpose of banking regulation within the Australian Financial System (AFS), with a specific focus on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

I am conducting further research relating to the AFS which considers the government’s new Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR). I am exploring the potential impact of the BEAR on the AFS, analysing the comparative regime in the United Kingdom, and considering the BEAR in the context of corporate culture within Australia’s banking sector.

Refereed journal articles

  • Tracey Mylecharane, 'It's about the BEAR' (2018) July, Law Institute Journal, 28.

Conference papers & presentations

  • Tracey Mylecharane, 'The Banking Executive Accountability Regime: An Attempt to Increase Accountability in Australia's Banking Sector' (paper presented at the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) Annual Conference in Melbourne, February 2018). 
  • Tracey Mylecharane and Professor Sally Wheeler, 'Is money the 'Root of all Evil', or can the BEAR restore trust and confidence in the banker-customer relationship?' (paper presented at the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Annual Conference in Perth, July 2018). 


Internal ANU Committees

ANU College of Law Scholarship Committee.

Honours thesis supervision

Albert Patajo


Topic: Blockchain:  Recommended policy and legislative change associated with the application of Blockchain.

Current courses

Year Course code Course name
2018 LEGW8010
Class #1815
Banking & Finance Law
2018 LEGW8010
Class #6835
Banking & Finance Law

Philosophy & approach

I convene and teach the Banking and Finance Law elective course within the GDLP/MLP program, which I developed and designed in 2015.  I also convene and teach the Civil Litigation Practice course, which is part of the Professional Practice Core (PPC) within the GDLP program.  

Past courses

  • Banking and Finance Law - Convenor (GDLP) - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Civil Litigation Practice - Convenor (GDLP) - 2016, 2017, 2018. 
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility - Convenor (GDLP) - 2015
  • Giving Voice to Values - Convenor (GDLP) - 2015
  • Professionalism in Practice - Practice Mentor (GDLP) - 2014
  • Wills Probate and Administration of Estates - Subject Mentor (GDLP) - 2014

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