Dr Dan Meagher

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1991
Bachelor of Law(s), Monash University, 1994
Master of Laws, Monash University, 2001
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2007

Contact

Biography

Dan is an Associate Professor in the Law School. He has undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Monash University and an LLM from the same institution. In 2007 Dan was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales for his thesis on the intersection between freedom of speech and the regulation of racist speech in Australia.

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Research interests

Dan’s research interests are in constitutional law, human rights law and statutory interpretation.

He is the comments editor for the Public Law Review.

Teaching interests

Dan currently teaches constitutional law and human rights law.

Publications

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2014

The Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) and the courts

Dr Dan Meagher

(2014), Vol. 42, pp. 1-25, Federal law review, Canberra, A. C. T., C1

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The principle of legality as clear statement rule: significance and problems

Dr Dan Meagher

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 413-443, Sydney Law Review, Sydney, NSW, C1

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2013

The common law principle of legality

Dr Dan Meagher

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 209-213, Alternative law journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2012

The common law presumption of consistency with international law : some observations from Australia (and comparisons with New Zealand)

Dr Dan Meagher

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 465-486, New Zealand law review, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

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2011

The common law principle of legality in the age of rights

Dr Dan Meagher

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 449-477, Melbourne university law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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The Brennan conception of the implied freedom : theory, proportionality and deference

Dr Dan Meagher

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 119-133, University of Queensland law journal, St Lucia, Qld., C1

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The legal recognition of same-sex unions in Australia : a constitutional analysis

Mrs Margaret Brock, Dr Dan Meagher

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 266-278, Public law review, Rozelle, N. S. W., C1

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2010

The significance of Al-Kateb v Godwin for the Australian Bill of Rights debate

Dr Dan Meagher

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 15-25, Constitutional law and policy review, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

journal
2009

The status of using drug detection dogs under Australian law

Dr Dan Meagher

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 165-174, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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The principle of legality and the judicial protection of rights - Evans v New South Wales

Dr Dan Meagher

(2009), Vol. 37, pp. 293-311, Federal law review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

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Investigating 'indecent, obscene or pornographic' art : lessons from the Bill Henson controversy

Dr Dan Meagher

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 292-307, Media and arts law review, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

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The scope of judicial rights interpretation under bills of rights ( and its political consequences)

Dr Dan Meagher

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 214-232, Public law review, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

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2008

The democratic credentials of statutory bills of rights (and those of a self-styled majoritarian democrat)

Dr Dan Meagher

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 27-56, King's law journal, Oxford, U.K., C1

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Freedom of political communication, public officials and the emerging right to personal privacy in Australia

Dr Dan Meagher

(2008), Vol. 29, pp. 175-204, Adelaide law review, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

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The status of flag desecration in Australian law

Dr Dan Meagher

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 73-102, University of Western Australia law review, Nedlands, W.A., C1

journal
2006

So far no good: the regulatory failure of criminal racial vilification laws in Australia

Dr Dan Meagher

(2006), Vol. 17, pp. 209-232, Public law review, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal

Inciting racial violence as sedition: a problem of definition?

Dr Dan Meagher

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 289-301, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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2005

The protection of political communication under the Australian constitution

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 28, pp. 30-68, University of New South Wales law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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Taking parliamentary sovereignty seriously within a Bill of Rights framework

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 686-696, Deakin law review, Burwood, Vic., C1

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The tragic High Court decisions in Al-Kateb and Al Khafaji: the triumph of the "plain fact" interpretive approach and constitutional form over substance

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 7, pp. 69-80, Constitutional law and policy review, St. Leonards, NSW, C1

journal

The status of the Kable principle in Australian constitutional law

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 182-187, Public law review, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal

The 'fighting words' doctrine : off the First Amendment canvas and into the implied freedom ring?

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 28, pp. 852-860, University of New South Wales law journal, Kensington, N.S.W., C1

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Regulating history: Australian racial vilification law and history denial

Dr Dan Meagher

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 499-532, University of Queensland law journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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2004

So far so good? : A critical evaluation of racial vilification laws in Australia

Dr Dan Meagher

(2004), Vol. 32, pp. 225-253, Federal law review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Back to the future : the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties

Dr Dan Meagher

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 177-182, Public law review, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

journal

What is 'political communication'? The rationale and scope of the implied freedom of political communication

Dr Dan Meagher

(2004), Vol. 28, pp. 438-473, Melbourne University law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Excessive force used in making an arrest: does it make the arrest ipso facto unlawful?

Dr Dan Meagher

(2004), Vol. 28, pp. 237-242, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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2003

The times are they a-changin'? Can the Commonwealth parliament legislate for same sex marriages?

Dr Dan Meagher

(2003), Vol. 17, pp. 134-154, Australian journal of family law, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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2002

Guided by voices? - Constitutional interpretation on the Gleeson Court

Dr Dan Meagher

(2002), Vol. 7, pp. 261-293, Deakin law review, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal

Black and white is always grey-the power of the police to conduct a strip search in Victoria

Dr Dan Meagher

(2002), Vol. 26, pp. 43-56, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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New day rising? Non-originalism, Justice Kirby and section 80 of the Constitution

Dr Dan Meagher

(2002), Vol. 24, pp. 141-188, Sydney law review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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