David Lusty

PhD Candidate
BEc/ LLB Hons 1 (ANU), LLM Hons 1 (Syd)
Postgraduate Research Student

To what extent is lawfully compelled self-incrimination prior to trial, and the use and admissibility of compelled evidence and derivative evidence, compatible with the common law accusatorial system of criminal trial, human rights and Chapter III of the Australian Constitution?


Coercive Powers & Criminal Justice: Lawfully Compelled Self-Incrimination and the Use of Compelled Evidence.


  • Jill Hunter
  • Lisa Crawford

Area of Interest

Criminal Investigation & Prosecution; Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime; Organised Crime; White-Collar Crime; Corruption.


  • Lusty, “Test for Dishonesty in the United Kingdom Brought into Line with Australian Common Law” (2017) 41 Criminal Law Journal 281.

    Lusty, “Revival of the Common Law Offence of Misconduct in Public Office” (2014) 38 Criminal Law Journal 337.

    Lusty, “The Meaning of Dishonesty in Australia” (2012) 36 Criminal Law Journal 282.

    Lusty, “Misconduct in Public Office” (2009) 173 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly 437.

    Lusty, “House of Lords Rejects Anonymous Witnesses in Criminal Trials” (2008) 32 Criminal Law Journal 316.

    Lusty, “Bribery and Secret Commissions” (2007) 14(10) Criminal Law News 18.

    Lusty, “Proposed Witness Anonymity Laws Violate the Right to a Fair Trial and Arguably Infringe Chapter III of the Constitution” (2004) 28 Criminal Law Journal 110.

    Lusty, “Is There a Common Law Privilege Against Spouse-Incrimination?” (2004) 27 University of New South Wales Law Journal 1.

    Lusty, “Taxing the Untouchables Who Profit From Organised Crime” (2003) 10 Journal of Financial Crime 209.

    Lusty, “Civil Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime in Australia” (2002) 5 Journal of Money Laundering Control 345.

    Lusty, “Anonymous Accusers: An Historical & Comparative Analysis of Secret Witnesses in Criminal Trials” (2002) 24 Sydney Law Review 361.