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Mr Toby Nisbet


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2643, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.204A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2643
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.204A  


Mr Toby Nisbet is the Director of Engagement and a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


Toby is available most days by appointment, please call or email to arrange an appointment.


Managing Solicitor, Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre.

Current teaching

  • Criminal Law I & II
  • Constitutional Law I & II

Research areas and interests

  • Conflict of Commonwealth and State criminal laws
  • The assumptions and doctrines underpinning the Australian Constitution
  • Vexed terms and concepts in the criminal law


  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Nisbet, T., Larsen, A., (2019), Normativity and the Ordinary Person Formula: Comparing Provocation and Duress in Australia. University of Western Australia Law Review, 45(2), 249-273.
  • Nisbet, T., (2018), Constitutional Impediments to the Cooperative Framework for Pesticide Regulation in Western Australia. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(4), 364-377, Pyrmont New South Wales, Thomson Reuters.
  • Nisbet, T., Semeniuk, V., Semeniuk, C., Brocx, M., (2018), Moving from Confusion to Cohesion: An Analysis of the Legislative Framework of Wetland Conservation in Western Australia. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(1), 60-86, Pyrmont New South Wales, Thomson Reuters.
  • Naser, M., Nisbet, T., Afroz, T., (2018), The Discord between International and Australian Approaches to Pesticide Regulation and the Precautionary Principle. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(4), 392-407.
  • Nisbet, T., Syme, G., (2017), No way to build a highway: Law, social justice research and the Beeliar Wetlands. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 34(2), 162-175, Rozelle, New South Wales, Lawbook Co..
  • Nisbet, T., Yin, K., (2017), Meta syllogistic analysis of an offence – Elemental and Elementary. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 10(2017), 85-95, Canberra, ACT, Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Nisbet, T., (2015), The Mental Elements of Assault in Western Australia. The University of Western Australia Law Review, 38(2), 46-61, Nedlands, WA, University of Western Australia.
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