Mr. Bruce Duncan
‘Data through Devices: Chinese and US governance of cross-border data flows’ (Deborah Healey/Kayleen Manwaring/Lu Wang)
Bruce’s research compares the legal frameworks currently emerging in China and the US which concern cross-border data flows. With each framework grounded principally in sensitivities of information inferable from data, the thesis additionally considers potential relevancies of advancing data analytics capabilities within data flow restriction determinations. Bruce is supervised by Deborah Healey, Kayleen Manwaring, and Lu Wang.
Ms. Xiaolei Han
'Understanding the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the Belt and Road Initiative: Characteristics, Challenges, and Implications' (Kun Fan/Jonathan Bonnitcha/Heng Wang)
Ms Xiaolei’s project examines how China exercises power and authority in the cross-border commercial dispute settlement under the Belt and Road Initiative. It will investigate the state quo and characteristics of the current dispute settlement mechanism and explore the possibilities of developing a new mechanism, to understand China’s role in transnational economic governance.
Mr. Simon Lacey
‘Success and failure in the race to coordinate domestic policies, regulatory frameworks and institutions to the realities of the 21st century trading system: Australia and its regional trade partners’ ( Weihuan Zhou/Lu Wang)
Ms. Hui Pang
'Global Commons in International Investment Law: The Rights and Responsibilities of States and Investors in Renewable Energy Investments’ (Xiao-Chuan Weng/ Heng Wang/ Lucas Lixinski)
Ms. Zihan Su
'Oppression Remedies for Shareholders in China -- From the Perspective of Australian Legal System' (Xiao-chuan Weng/ Marina Nehme)
My current research aims to analyze the similarities and differences between China and Australia on the issue of shareholder oppression, which would focus on the adaptability of Australian company law to the Chinese judicial environment and actual conditions. I am trying to set up a series of systematic remedies for Chinese shareholders to solve shareholder oppression from the perspective of Australian law, including private remedies beforehand and judicial remedies afterward.
Ms. Oxana Wolfson
'Proposed Solutions to Potential Legal Violations by the Private Sector Involved in International Water Trade, Infrastructure Financing, and Utility Delivery' (Fleur Johns/Amelia Thorpe/Weihuan Zhou)
Ms. Shuo Yang
'Reforming the Corporate Governance of Not-for-profit Residential Care Institutions in China' (Xiao-chuan Weng/ Marina Nehme)
Due to the continuous aging process in China, not-for-profit residential care institutions (NPRIs) account for more than half of service providers in aged care services and are playing an increasingly significant role. However, NPRIs have often been exposed to governance scandals, threatening the living safety and quality of the aged residents, leading to a lack of public trust and confidence in the aged care sector and continuing calls for reform. Therefore, Ms. Shuo Yang’s doctoral research conducted an evaluation of the strength and weaknesses of the current corporate governance system in NPRIs, then proposed suggestions on how they can be enhanced to achieve greater accountability to protect the interests of key stakeholders from a legal perspective.