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Dr Ben Saunders

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Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2017
Bachelor of Law(s), University of Melbourne, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 2006

Contact

b.saunders@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73462

Biography

Dr Ben Saunders is a Senior Lecturer and an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Deakin Law School. Ben's principal areas of research interest are constitutional law, especially executive power and responsible government, the history of Australian federation, corporate law and public sector governance. He completed his PhD on the incorporation of responsible government into the Australian Constitution at the University of Queensland in 2017.

Ben has over 10 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Deakin University, he was a Principal Lawyer at the National Disability Insurance Agency. Ben has also worked in private practice in corporate and commercial law, and at the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation advising the Attorney General on constitutional law, human rights, policy and legislation.

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Research interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Public Governance

Teaching interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Law

Publications

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2019

An analysis of the enforcement of the statutory duty of care by ASIC

Ian Ramsay, B Saunders

(2019), Vol. 36, pp. 497-521, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

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Popular sovereignty, 'the people', and the Australian Constitution: a historical reassessment

Benjamin Saunders, Simon Kennedy

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 36-57, Public law review, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

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The public sector duty of care and diligence

Benjamin Saunders

(2019), Vol. 42, pp. 652-680, University of New South Wales law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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Causation in securities and financial product disclosure cases: an analysis and critique

B Saunders

(2019), Vol. 47, pp. 494-518, Federal law review, London, Eng., C1

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Freedom of Religion

Nicholas Aroney, Benjamin Saunders

(2019), pp. 285-312, The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia, Oxford, Eng., B1

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2017

Deliberation at the founding: deliberative democracy as an original constitutional value

B Saunders, R Levy, N Silva

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 41-60, Public law review, New York, N.Y., C1

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Re Robert John Day AO: section 44(v) of the Australian Constitution revisited

O Roos, B Saunders

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 123-134, Sydney Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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On judicial rascals and self-appointed monarchs: the rise of judicial power in Australia

N Aroney, B Saunders

(2017), Vol. 36, pp. 221-245, University of Queensland law journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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2014

Securities lending, empty voting and corporate governance

P Ali, I Ramsay, B Saunders

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 326-341, Law and financial markets review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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The legal structure and regulation of securities lending (Pt 1)

B Saunders, I Ramsay,, P Ali,

(2014), pp. 480-489, Journal of international banking law and regulation, Hebden Bridge, Eng., C1-1

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The legal structure and regulation of securities lending (Pt 2)

B Saunders, I Ramsay,, P Ali

(2014), pp. 581-591, Journal of international banking law and regulation, Hebden Bridge, Eng., C1-1

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2013

Democracy, liberty and the prerogative: the displacement of inherent executive power by statute

B Saunders

(2013), Vol. 41, pp. 363-392, Federal law review, Acton, A.C.T., C1-1

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2012

The Commonwealth and the chaplains: executive power after Williams v Commonwealth

B Saunders

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 153-160, Public law review, Pyrmont, N.S.W., C1-1

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2011

What do you do with a High Court decision you don't like? Legislative, judicial and academic responses to Gambotto v WCP Ltd

B Saunders, I Ramsay,

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 112-149, Australian journal of corporate law, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

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2010

Should credit default swap issuers be subject to prudential regulation?

B Saunders

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 427-450, Journal of corporate law studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Has the Financial Services Reform Act fixed the problems with the regulation of securities and derivatives?

B Saunders

(2010), Vol. 21, pp. 33-55, Journal of banking and finance law and practice, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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2006

Litigation by shareholders and directors: an empirical study of the Australian statutory derivative action

B Saunders, I Ramsay

(2006), Vol. 6, pp. 397-446, Journal of corporate law studies, London, Eng., C1-1

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2004

Putting the spoils of litigation into the shareholders' pockets: when can shareholders bring a personal action against the directors of their company?

B Saunders

(2004), Vol. 22, pp. 535-544, Company and securities law journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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