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Mr Martin Hardie

Position: Lecturer
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 71307 +61 3 522 71307



Martin Hardie, has managed bands (such as the Laughing Clowns and Warumpi band) and worked in Aboriginal Art and Craft centres. He has also been an advisor to various members of the former East Timorese resistance and government, a university lecturer, a cyclist, cycling journalist and team manager.

He has been a solicitor, and a barrister, acting in matters concerning administrative law and constitutional law, and particularly, as counsel for Australian Aboriginal artists in their quest for copyright protection, the challenge by the East Timorese Resistance to Australian legislation implementing an agreement with the Republic of Indonesia concerning the division of East Timor's oil and gas resources, and, in a case concerning legislation in Australia legalising euthanasia.He has lived in the Australia, the UK, Timor Leste, Panama, Mozambique and the Basque Country.

He spends his time with the ambition of becoming the archetype of life within communism; at the break of dawn a golfer travelling the links, during the day a teacher and a cook, cyber-conspiracist and correspondent, in the afternoons a student  and philosopher and, at nights, simply pleasant company.

Some of his publications can be found here


  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce, Northern Territory University, 1995
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011

Career highlights


• Member, International Association for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain.
• Senior Member, International Network of Humanistic Doping Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
• Member, Centre for Australian Studies, University of Barcelona, Spain.
• Researcher, Social Science Research Network, World Anti-Doping Agency.
• Admitted to practice as Barrister and Solicitor in Northern Territory and
Federal Jurisdictions.
• Correspondent, El Pais Newspaper, Madrid, Spain.
• Barwon Valley Golf Club

Personal website


Teaching Interests

Administrative Law

Legal Philosophy

Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL324 Administrative Law

Expertise categories

Knowledge areas

Drugs in Sport

Aboriginal Intellectual Property

Timor Leste

Legal Philosophy

Conferences and seminars


  • Anti-Doping’s New Way of the World – ASADA & the AFL v the Essendon Football Club, International Network of Humanistic Doping Research Bi Annual Conference 2015: Evaluating the unintended effects of anti-doping, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2015.
  • Cyclists, Doping and Change, The Possibilities and Barriers to change in sport & doping, Cycling and an Australian example, USADA 11th Annual Symposium, Atlanta, USA, 14 October 2012.
  • Cycling, Health, Anti-Doping and Medical Monitoring - a better approach, Play the Game, 2011, German Sports University Cologne, Germany, 3- 6 October 2011.
  • Anti-Doping and the two faces of the moral crisis???, Anti-Doping: Rational Policy or Moral Panic Conference, Aarhus, 18 -19 August 2011.
  • I Wish I was Twenty One Now, presentation at the Body enhancements and (il)legal drugs in sport and exercise human and social perspectives, University of Copenhagen 9 -11 November 2010.
  • Anti-doping policy and professional cycling: Exploring attitudes, issues and a pathway to a new approach, with D. Shilbury and C. Bozzi, at the European Association of Sports Management Conference, Prague, September 2010.
  • Mr Adams, whereabouts are we, Following Agamben's signposts in cycling's state of exception, Doping and Legal Rights Conference, Department of Sport Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 2009.
  • From Barthes to Foucault and beyond, Cycling in the Age of Empire, Foucault 25 Years On Conference, University of South Australia, June 2009.
  • Aboriginal power before the law, Before The Law Workshop, International Institute of Sociology of Law, Onati, 29 June 2007.
  • An Alternative History of Unix, Openaldia, Festival of Free Software, San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain, March 2007.
  • Of Geese, turtles and penguins - two stories of life, IP and sovereignty in the contemporary world, Birkbeck Law School Staff Seminar Series, Birkbeck College of Law, London, November 16, 2005.
  • Liminal Law and the exceptional art of Linux Licensing, Critical Law Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, September 4, 2005.
  • Time Machines and the Constitution of the Globe, European Ways of Law, First European Socio Legal Conference, July 68, 2005, Instituto Internacional de Sociologa Jurdica, Antigua Universidad, Onati, Gipuzkoa, (Spain).
  • A Shape of law to Come, Conference, Born of Desertion: Singularity, Collectivity, Revolution, March 2002, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.


  • Some thoughts on becoming the New Lawyer, Intellectual property and cultural property: Rights discourses in the Asia-Pacific region, Workshop, Deakin University, 1 November 2012.
  • The IMF, World Bank, UNTAET and East Timor - setting the economic fundamentals, Economic Prospects for Timor-Leste, Workshop, Centre for Full Employment and Equity, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, 20 November 2012.
  • Health, Doping and the Commodification of a Pro cyclist's Body, A Public Seminar on Athletes, Health and Anti-Doping, 25 July 2011, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • I Wish I was Twenty One Now??? report presentation, with D. Shilbury and C. Bozzi, New Pathways for Pro Cycling Conference, Geelong, September 2010.
  • Treaty Mah! But who owns the copyright, Australian Law Students Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, May 1992.
  • Ngalalu Katakalu: Aboriginal Art and Appropriation, Balance 1990 Forum, Queensland Art Gallery, 2 July 1989.
  • The Aboriginal Copyright Cases, 3rd Annual Kimberley Craft Conference, Kununurra, 30 November, 1989.
  • Issues in Copyright: 'Aboriginal Wear, Kimberley Crafts Conference, Broome, Western Australia, December 1, 1988.

Media appearances

Selected Interviews

Alan Jones Show, 2GB

Who's afraid of ASADA?, Background Briefing, ABC RN

On the Edge, Who is responsible for what goes into an elite athlete's body, Insight, SBS TV

 Lance Armstrong & Cycling Australia Report, The World Today, Radio National

 Lance Armstrong scandal questions Australian cycling, 7.30 Report, ABC TV,


Awards and prizes

Academic Awards

Northern Territory University (now CDU)

Criminal Law (1991)

Criminology (1992)

Administrative Law (1992)

International Law (1993)


Research projects

2013 - 2016 M, Hardie, Black Optics - The Essendon, ASADA and AFL Story - book for publication 2016.


2008- 2010 Hardie, M and Shilbury, D. Doping and Australian Professional Cycling; Attitudes, Issues and a Pathway to a New Approach

I Wish I was Twenty One Now - Beyond Doping in the Australian Peloton

Research interests

Legal Anthropology

Drugs in Sport

East Timor

Aboriginal Intellectual Property

Emergent forms of Global Law

Continental Philosophy & Legal Anthropology

Research grants

Hardie, M and Shilbury, D. Doping and Australian Professional Cycling; Attitudes, Issues and a Pathway to a New Approach.

Commonwealth of Australia Anti Doping Research Program

    2011: $2,020
    2010: $21,284
    2009: $63,501

Research page



• "What Wandjuk Wanted" Chapter 6 in Matthew Rimmer (ed), Research Handbook on Indigenous Intellectual Property, Cheltenham (UK) and Northampton (Mass.): Edward Elgar, 2014

• A is for Armstrong, Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport (Routledge International Handbooks) by Verner Møller (Editor), Ivan Waddington (Editor), John M. Hoberman (Editor), 2015

•  I wish I was twenty one now : beyond doping in the Australian Peleton, An Auskadi Samizdat (book)

•  ‘Making Visible the Invisible Act of Doping’, International Journal for the semiotics of law, ISSN 0952-8059 DOI 10.1007/s11196-013-9311-3, Springer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

• It’s not about the blood! Operacion Puerto and the end of modernity, in McNamee, M. J. and Møller, Verner (eds), Doping and anti-doping policy in sport : ethical, legal and social perspectives, pp. 1-23, Routledge, Abingdon, England.

• No va sobre la sangre, Operación Puerto y el fin de la modernidad, Revista, Aranzadi De Derecho De Deporte Y Entretenimiento, Volume 30, p.123, Madrid, Spain &  NÓMADAS. 25 | Enero-Junio.2010 (I), Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas/Critical Review of Social and Juridical Sciences, Universidad de Compultense, Madrid, Spain.

• Hardie, Martin (2007) Deleuze : 'Had I not done philosophy I would have done law', International Journal for the semiotics of law, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 81-106, Springer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

• Victor Prescott, Rosemary Greaves and Martin Hardie, The Timor Gap Treaty, Three Discussion Papers, Occasional paper No. 15, Australian Institute of International Affairs and School of Australian, Melbourne and International Studies, Deakin University, Geelong, 1996.

• Cyclists, Health, Anti Doping and Medical Monitoring - A better approach? INHDR editorial. July.

• We reap what we sow - only fair means produce fair results, May 2010, Editorial, International Network of Humanistic Doping Research.

• “Change of the Century - a short reflection of Fees Software and the elusive positive possibility”, Mute Vol 2 No. 1, November 2005.

• Contributed to Chapter 4, “Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds” in Kathy Bowrey, Law and Internet Cultures, Cambridge University Press May 2005.

• 'Floss and the “Crisis': Foreigner in a Free Land?”, in The Sarai Reader 4, New Delhi, India, February, 2004.

• “Current Litigation in native title and intellectual property: Bulun Bulun and Milpurrurru v R&T Textiles”, Aboriginal Law Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 90, March 1997, p. 18.

• “Bulun Bulun and M v R & T Textiles”, Art and Law (1) 1997, p. 8.

• “The Aboriginal Copyright Cases”, Artlink, Special Edition, Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Vol 10 nos 1&2, 1990, p 39.

• “Aboriginal Artwork, copyright law and the protection of ritual knowledge”, Communications Law Bulletin 18 (1) 1999, pp 912.

• Contributed to Marcia Langton, Burning Questions, emerging environmental issues for indigenous peoples in northern Australia, Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource management, NTU, Darwin.

• “The Bulun Bulun case: John Bulun Bulun & Anor v R & T Textiles Pty Ltd”, Indigenous Law Bulletin, November 1998 Vol 4 Issue 16 pp. 24 26.

• “Issues in Copyright: 'Aboriginal Wear”', National Association for the Visual Arts Newsletter, March 1989, p.1

• “Copywrong”, All Asian Review of Books, Hong Kong, Vol 2, No. 1 July 1989.

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