Staff profile - Victoria Lambropoulos

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Dr Victoria Lambropoulos

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Law
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46431 +61 3 924 46431


Biography summary

Victoria joined Deakin Law School in 2004 as a full-time academic. She was practicing as a Barrister prior to this. She maintains her practicing certificate as a Barrister and is a Committee member of the Industrial Bar Association.

Victoria holds a PhD in law. Her thesis examined the Employer's Contractual Power to Summarily Dismiss Employees. In her thesis she proposed a new way of resolving these disputes through the prism of Proportionality. Her solution was devised on the basis of statutory reform rather than through the Common Law.

In addition to this she has also published in Australian and International journal mainly in the area of employment law.

Victoria is also a passionate, enthusiastic and innovative teacher. She is an expert in teaching and learning particularly in the area of Workplace Law. Victoria  was awarded a Faculty Teaching Excellence in 2013 based on her teaching in this area.

Victoria is also a primary author and editor of the leading annotated book called the Fair Work Legislation published yearly by Thomson Reuters and the editor of the Common Law section of the Workplace Review. She is also invited regularly to speak at conferences in Australia and internationally.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Law(s), Monash University, 1995
  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2015


Immediate Past-President, Industrial Relations Society of Victoria

National Committee Member, Australian Labour Law Association

Committee Member, Industrial Bar Association

Professional activities

Barrister, Member of Victorian Bar

Member of CLE Sub-Committee Industrial Bar Association

Advocacy Coach


Teaching Interests

Workplace Law

Employment Law

History of Labour Law

Subjects and units currently teaching

Workplace Law

Employment Law

Corporate Law

Knowledge areas

Employment Law, in particular Summary Dismissal under the Contract of Employment

Climate Change/Environmental Issues and Labour

Media appearances

Select Media Interviews

Joanna Mather  ‘Car pool in new enterprise agreement’. Australian Financial Review, 23 August 2009.

Workplace Express ‘Environmental Sustainability Clauses in Just 1.5% of Agreements’ 25 June 2012.

Workplace Express ‘Ridiculous Matters Pertaining Rule will Stop Workplace Action on Climate Change’ 21 May 2009.


Awards and prizes

Winner of 2013 of Faculty of Business & Law Award for Teaching Excellence for Effectiveness, Excellence and Exemplary Practice as a Lecturer.

Winner of 2013 School of Law Research Award for Outstanding Publication

Winner of School of Law Outstanding Researcher Award for 2013


Research interests

Workplace/ Employment Law

Labour and the environment



Select Journal Articles

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2013) The evolution of freedom of association in Australia's federal industrial relations law: from trade union security to workplace rights,  Labor history 54:4.

Lambropoulos, Victoria and Wynn, Michael (2013) Unfair labour practices, trade union victimisation and voice: a comparison of Australia and the United Kingdom, Adelaide Law Review, 34:1.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2013) 'Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions,' Alternative law journal, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 245-249

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2010) 'What can Australia learn from the Europeans about public participation? Article 6 of the Aarhus Convention and environmental impact statements', Environmental and planning law journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 272-295.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2009) 'Green workflow agreements', Law institute journal, vol. 83, no. 11, p. 52, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2009) 'Greening Australian workplaces : workers and the environment,' Alternative law journal, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 189-192.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2009) Book review : 'Death of labour law? Comparative perspectives' by Martin Vranken, Melbourne University Press, 2009, Deakin law review, vol. 14, no. 1.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2008) 'For better or worse? Agreement -making under workchoices and foward with fairness', Law Institute journal, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 38-41, Law Institute of Victoria, pp. 139-141.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2006) 'Nationalisation of the industrial relations system', Law institute journal, vol. 80, no. 8, pp. 52-55, Law Institute of Victoria


Rinaldi, Mark, Lambropoulos, Victoria, Millar, Rohan and Neal Aaron (2015) Fairwork legislation 2015, (eds), Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Rinaldi, Mark, Lambropoulos, Victoria and Millar, Rohan (2014) Fairwork legislation 2014, (eds), Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Rinaldi, Mark, Lambropoulos, Victoria and Millar, Rohan (2013) Fairwork legislation 2013, (eds), Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Rinaldi, Mark, Lambropoulos, Victoria and Millar, Rohan (2012) Fairwork legislation 2012 (eds) Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Select Book Chapters

Lambropoulos Victoria (2014) 'An Overview of the Anti-Bullying Protections' in Rinaldi, Mark;Lambropoulos, Victoria and Millar, Rohan (eds), Fair work legislation 2014, pp. 13-19, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2013) 'The general protections and adverse action: four years on', in Rinaldi, Mark;Lambropoulos, Victoria and Millar, Rohan (eds), Fair work legislation 2013, pp. 13-21, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont.

Lambropoulos, Victoria (2010) 'Labour law and climate change law', in Lyster, Rosemary (eds), In the wilds of climate law, pp. 195-207, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Qld. 

Visiting Fellowships/Presentations

Visiting Researcher, King’s College London, April – June 2010
Visiting presenter (labour law), University of Bologna, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, May 2010
Visiting Research Fellow, Bristol University, Bristol UK, July – December 2011

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