Cameron Roles

Senior Lecturer and Sub-Dean - LLB & JD Program
BA LLB (Macq), LLM (Syd), Grad Dip in Legal Practice (NSW College of Law)
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Research Themes

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).

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

08
Apr
2019
Karla Brenner outside the law building
2018 ANU Prize recipient Karla Brenner talks about winning
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
2020 LAWS4300
Class #9169
Supervised Research Paper
2020 LAWS6700
Class #9156
Law Capstone Project
2020 LAWS8301
Class #2406
Graduate Research Unit
2020 LAWS8301
Class #7375
Graduate Research Unit

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