Dr Alice Orchiston

Dr Alice Orchiston

LLB (Hons) (QUT), GradDipLegPrac (CoL), LLM (Labour Law & Relations) (Syd), GradCertEdStudies (Syd), PhD (Syd)

Law & Justice
School of Law, Society & Criminology

Dr Alice Orchiston is a Lecturer at UNSW Law. Her research focuses on labour regulation, marginalised workers and workers' rights. Dr Orchiston has specific expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, online research and researching vulnerable populations. She was awarded a Julian Small Foundation grant, an Australian Postgraduate Award and several faculty scholarships for her doctoral research project titled: Brothels as Workplaces: Exploring Labour Regulation and Compliance in Australia's Legal Sex Industry. Her research-based submissions have been cited by the Australian Law Reform Commission and Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Dr Orchiston previously worked in private practice and later, as a community legal centre lawyer. Her experience includes consultancies for the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, Australian Human Rights Commission, International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and Workplace Gender Equality Agency.  

02 93856100
Room 334, The Law Building
  • Books | 2020
    Creighton B; Denvir C; Johnstone R; McCrystal S; Orchiston A, 2020, Strike Ballots, Democracy, and Law, Oxford University Press, USA
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Crofts T; Orchiston A, 2021, 'Male Sex Work and the Law: Regulation of Men Selling Sex within the Context of Female Sex Work', in The Routledge Handbook of Male Sex Work, Culture, & Society
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Creighton B; Denvir C; Johnstone R; McCrystal S; Orchiston A, 2019, 'Pre-Strike Ballots and Collective Bargaining: The Impact of Quorum and Ballot Mode Requirements on Access to Lawful Industrial Action', Industrial Law Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwy022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Creighton B; Denvir C; Johnstone R; McCrystal S; Orchiston A, 2019, 'The Role of the “Genuinely Try to Reach Agreement” Requirement in the Protected Industrial Action Regime Under the Fair Work Act 2009', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 31, pp. 279 - 304, https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/301310/ajll-v31p3.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Orchiston A; Creighton B; Denvir C; Johnstone R; McCrystal S, 2019, 'Pre-Strike Ballots and Enterprise Bargaining Dynamics: An Empirical Analysis', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 593 - 631, https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/3159141/07-Orchiston-et-al.pdf
    Journal articles | 2016
    Orchiston A, 2016, 'Precarious or Protected? Evaluating Work Quality in the Legal Sex Industry', Sociological Research Online, vol. 21, pp. 173 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.4136
    Journal articles | 2013
    McCrystal S; Orchiston T, 2013, 'Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 55, pp. 321 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185613480719
    Journal articles | 2012
    McCrystal S; Orchiston T, 2012, 'Industrial Legislation in 2011', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 54, pp. 277 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185612442283
    Journal articles | 2012
    Orchiston A, 2012, 'GPS Tracking and Domestic Violence Offenders: Promise and Pitfalls', Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse Newsletter, vol. 48, pp. 7 - 9
    Journal articles | 2012
    Orchiston T; Smith B, 2012, 'Empowering Victims of Family Violence: Could Anti-Discrimination Laws Play a Role?', Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol. March, http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2012/03/orchiston_smith.html
    Journal articles | 2012
    Smith B; Orchiston T, 2012, 'Domestic Violence Victims at Work: A Role for Anti-Discrimination Law?', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 25, pp. 209 - 209
    Journal articles | 2011
    Orchiston A, 2011, 'Domestic Violence and Labour Law: Making the Case for Change', Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse Workplace Bulletin, vol. Winter, pp. 7 - 8, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwif9ta8we3gAhVEeysKHeMmAv8QFjABegQIARAC&url=http:%2F%2Fwww.nteu.org.au%2Flibrary%2Fdownload%2Fid%2F1946&usg=AOvVaw3G1xRMdp7QaUpeD6-8efki

My Teaching

Employment Law (LAWS3028) (JURD7328)
Criminal Laws (LAWS1022) (JURD7122)