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Industry, Government and Community

The School of Business and Law develops industry-ready graduates who not only have strong discipline knowledge, but also have the employability skills and industry insights necessary to gain a competitive advantage in the global job market.

We value engagement with industry, government and the community through a variety of initiatives at a local, national and international level.

Our industry partners are invited to actively participate in the supported learning environment of our students. This involvement has helped ECU rank as the top public university in Australia for overall educational experience, for the second year in a row in the Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (QILT) Survey.

The School seeks meaningful, long-term and sustainable relationships with mutual benefit. Some key engagement areas include:

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Australasian Study of Parliament Group

The Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) was established in 1978 to encourage and stimulate research, writing, teaching and discussion about parliamentary institutions, particularly those in Australasia and the South Pacific. The ASPG has Chapters in all States and Territories of Australia and in New Zealand. Membership consists of parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, academics, teachers, journalists, students and other interested individuals. The Australasian Parliamentary Review is the ASPG's official journal and is published twice a year. The National President of the ASPG is Professor Colleen Lewis. Membership of the Western Australian Chapter entitles you to: Two issues per year of the Australasian Parliamentary Review, Newsletters, Attendance at WA Chapter dinner seminars and other functions free of charge, Discounted registration fee at ASPG Annual Conferences. Contact: Isla Macphail, Secretary-Treasurer. Australasian Study of Parliament Group, WA Chapter Parliament House Perth WA 6000. Telephone: 08 9222 7219. Email: Website:

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Landgate has provided vital land and property information and ensured the security of land ownership in Western Australia for 175 years. Landgate conducts skills based workshops at its Midland branch for ECU property law students and is proud to be associated with the teaching of property law at the School of Law and Justice. Landgate is also the official sponsor of the Landgate Property Law Prize to encourage the highest academic standards in the study and practical application of the law of real property in Western Australia. Website:

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Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA)

The Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) is a professional body which represents the interests of law teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. ALTA seeks to advance legal education (and the interests of law teachers) throughout Australasia, and especially focuses on the encouragement of legal research and the dissemination of its results. Contact: Samantha McGolrick, Administrator. Telephone: (61 2) 9514 5414. Email: Website:

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Francis Burt Law Education Centre (FBLEC)

Law students can apply to undertake an "internship" with the Francis Burt Legal Education Centre (FBLEC). The FBLEC is a unique centre in a museum located in the Supreme Court Gardens. The Centre's staff provide educational programs, coordinate community lectures, mock trial competitions and seminars. The FBLEC's objective is to promote an understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia. Applications for an internship should be made to: The Manager, Community Services (Law Society) Telephone: (61 8) 9324 8614. Email: Website:

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Institute of Legal Executives - Western Australia (ILEX)

The Institute was founded in 1965 as a professional association to promote the interests of members working in legal practices, law administration, interpretation, law enforcement, and research and lecturing as well as the interests of those students seeking to enter occupations specialising in legal matters. The Institute promotes the furtherance of legal education, academic and practical legal training as well as professional unity, co-operation and networking between members. It does this by provision of Advocacy, Education and Information and Support to members. Contact: Secretary Malcolm Collier. Telephone: (61) 0430 436 836. Email: Website:

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The Law Society of Western Australia

Law students (including double degree students) can apply to join the Law Society of Western Australia in the student member category. To do this you must be currently enrolled in a recognised law degree. As a student member you can receive the Law Society's publications (Brief is only included in the Student Premium membership). The Law Society also runs continuing professional development programme and offers discounts to members who wish to participate in the Law Society's events and seminars. Contact: Law Society of Western Australia Level 4, 160 St. George's Terrace Perth WA 6000. Telephone: (61 8) 9324 8600. Email: Website:

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Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)

The AIJA is a national body consisting of judges, magistrates, members of tribunals, practitioners, graduates in law or jurisprudence, researchers in law reform and related agencies, court of tribunal administrators, law librarians, and others with an interest in judicial administration. Members receive free copies of the AIJA research publications, advance notice of AIJA courses, conferences and seminars and discount membership rates. Law and Justice students are welcome to apply for membership. For details contact the Membership Officer. Contact: Membership Officer, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Ground Floor 555 Lonsdale Street
MELBOURNE  VIC  3000 Telephone: (61 3) 9600 1311. Email: Website:

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Drug Use Monitoring Australia Project (DUMA)

Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) is a project which seeks to measure drug use among those people who have been recently apprehended by police. Data from DUMA is used to examine issues such as the relationship between drugs and property and violent crime, monitor patterns of drug use across time, and help assess the need for drug treatment amongst the offender population. The DUMA program is a partnership between the Australian Institute of Criminology, State Police Services and local researchers. DUMA is an invaluable aid to community planning, monitoring, and resource allocation and represents an important source of data for state and federal policymakers. Data collected through DUMA sites provides a research and evaluation tool for local analysts, policymakers and practitioners. Contact: Natalie Gately, WA Site Manager. Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5930. Email:

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International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law

The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, and governmental officials who have come together to work actively on the administration of criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally. The Society organises conferences, workshops and symposia on a wide range of legal and reform issues. It publishes the Criminal Law Forum, is linked with the United Nations and is accorded observer status on the Council of Europe. Law and Justice students are eligible to join as "young members" for CA$50 or US$35 per year (subject to nomination by a member of the Board of Directors). Contact: International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Suite 1000, 840 Howe Street, Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 2M1, Canada. Telephone: (1 604) 643 1252. Email: Website:

More information

For more information about industry and community engagement activities, please contact the School of Business and Law.

Janet Simmons
Industry Relationships Manager
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5970

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