The law of politics, in particular electoral law, is Graeme’s primary research expertise. In this field, he also does media commentary, consultancy and pro bono work. His PhD was on electoral bribery, and he is author of The Law of Politics (2010, Federation Press) and co-editor of Realising Democracy (2003) and Electoral Democracy: Australian Prospects (2011).
Graeme’s current projects include ARC funded work with Ron Levy on deliberative approaches to the law of democracy, including a book project for Routledge. He is also working on a book for Ashgate on the ritual and rhythms in electoral process. Graeme has also published extensively in labour law, the law of negligence and on issues of language and law.
An Associate in the Federal Court of Australia and solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court, prior to joining The University of Queensland Graeme was an Associate Professor at Griffith University Law School, where he taught for over 13 years. A member of the editorial boards of the Election Law Journal and the Australian Journal of Labour Law, Graeme was also formerly managing editor of the Griffith Law Review, columnist with the Alternative Law Journal on sport’s role in law, and columnist with the Australian Journal of Administrative Law on employment matters.