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Tamara Tulich

Dr Tamara Tulich

Senior Lecturer
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 4334
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
tamara.tulich@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 2.15, Law Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BA/BCom LLB Syd., LLM ANU, PhD NSW
Biography
Dr Tamara Tulich is a Senior Lecturer in UWA Law School, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples and Community Justice in the Law School. Tamara researches and publishes in the areas of preventive justice, anti-terror lawmaking and indefinite detention regimes, and is co-editor of the collection Regulating Preventive Justice (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Simon Bronitt and Sarah Murray and published by Routledge UK). Tamara recently completed a 17-month study with Professor Harry Blagg, supported by a grant from the Australian Institute of Criminology, examining diversionary pathways for Aboriginal Youth with FASD in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia. Tamara regularly comments in the media on her areas of expertise and has been called before parliamentary and other inquiries to speak to submissions on Australia’s anti-terror laws and indefinite detention regimes. Prior to joining UWA in 2014, Tamara was a PhD candidate and Nettheim Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and a member of the ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’ in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. Tamara previously practiced as a solicitor at the Mental Health Advocacy Service at NSW Legal Aid and served as Associate to Chief Justice Higgins AO of the ACT Supreme Court.
Key research
Tamara's key research interests are: legal responses to terrorism, mental health law, prevention and criminal justice.
Publications
EDITED BOOKS

Regulating Preventive Justice: Principle, Policy and Paradox (Routledge UK, 2017) (with Rebecca-Ananian Welsh, Simon Bronitt and Sarah Murray (eds))

BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Critical Reflections on Preventive Justice’ in Tamara Tulich, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Simon Bronitt and Sarah Murray (eds), Regulating Preventive Justice (Routledge UK, 2017)

‘Preventive Justice’ in Rosalind Dixon and Gabrielle Appleby (eds), The Critical Judgments Project: Re-Reading Monis v The Queen (The Federation Press, 2016)

‘Secrecy and Control Orders: The Role and Vulnerability of Constitutional Values in the United Kingdom and Australia’ in D. Cole, F. Fabbrini & A. Vedaschi (eds) Secrecy, National Security & the Vindication of Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013) (with Andrew Lynch and Rebecca Welsh)

REFEREED ARTICLES

‘The Innovative Magistrate and Legitimacy – Lessons for a ‘solution-based’ model’ (2017) 40(2) UNSW Law Journal 897 (with Sarah Murray and Harry Blagg)

‘Indigenous young people with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): the Disability Convention and reform to Australian laws governing fitness to stand trial in Western Australia’ (2017) Law in Context (forthcoming) (with Rhianna Chisholm and Harry Blagg)

‘UN Decision on Marlon Noble case - imprisonment of an Aboriginal man with intellectual disability found unfit to stand trial in Western Australia’ (2017) 42(1) Alternative Law Journal 67 (with Fiona McGaughey and Harry Blagg)

‘Indefinite Detention meets Colonial Dispossession: Indigenous Youths with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a White Settler Justice System,’ (2017) 26(3) Social and Legal Studies (forthcoming) (with Harry Blagg and Zoe Bush) Online First - DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663916676650

‘Placing Country at the Centre: Decolonising Justice for Indigenous Young People with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)’ (2015/16) 19(2) Australian Indigenous Law Review 4 (with Harry Blagg and Zoe Bush)

‘Diversionary Pathways for Indigenous Youth with FASD in Western Australia: Decolonising alternatives’ (2015) 40(4) Alternative Law Journal 257 (with Harry Blagg and Zoe Bush)

‘“I want to go home now”: Restraint decisions for dementia patients in Western Australia’ (2015) 33 (2) Law in Context 1 (with Judy Allen)

‘Post-Sentence Preventive Detention and Extended Supervision of High Risk Offenders in New South Wales’ (2015) 38(2) UNSW Law Journal 823

‘Adversarial Intelligence? Control Orders, TPIMs and Secret Evidence in Australia and the United Kingdom’ (2012) 12(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 341

‘Prevention and Pre-emption in Australia’s Domestic Anti-Terrorism Legislation' (2012) 1(1) International Journal for Crime and Justice 69

‘A View Inside the Preventive State: Reflections on a Decade of Anti-Terror Law’ (2012) 21(1) Griffith Law Review 209

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

‘Inside the Preventive State’, Crime, Justice & Social Democracy – An International Conference, School of Justice, QUT, Brisbane, 25-28 September 2011

SUBMISSIONS

Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on the Statutory Deadline Reviews of Division 3A of Part IAA of the Crimes Act, Sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code, and Divisions 104 and 105 of the Criminal Code (April 2017) (with Jessie Blackbourn, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams).

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to the inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 (October 2016) (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams).

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs to the Inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia (April 2016) (with Harry Blagg and Zoe Bush)

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to the inquiry into the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No 1) 2015 (December 2015) (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Keiran Hardy, Andrew Lynch, Noam Peleg, Nicola McGarrity)

Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on the adequacy of the safeguards relating to the control order regime (September 2015)

Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on the adequacy of the safeguards relating to the control order regime provided by Division 104 of the Criminal Code (September 2015) (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Lisa Burton Crawford, Jessie Blackbourn, Fergal Davis, Keiran Hardy, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, Sangeetha Pillai and George Williams)

Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on the 2014 Review of National Security Legislation (February 2014) (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Nicola McGarrity, Fergal Davis, Sangeetha Pillai and George Williams)

Submission to the COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation (September 2012) (with Lisa Burton, Fergal Davis, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, Rebecca Welsh and George Williams)

Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on control orders and preventative detention orders under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (September 2012) (with Lisa Burton, Andrew Lynch, Rebecca Welsh and George Williams)

BLOG POSTS & MEDIA

Tamara Tulich, ‘Interactive: what powers does ASIO have to question and detain terror suspects?’, The Conversation (2 September 2016)

Tamara Tulich, ‘Will post-sentence detention of convicted terrorists make Australia any safer? ’, The Conversation (26 July 2016)

R Taylor, ‘Australia Seeks Indefinite Detention of Some Terror Convicts’ The Wall Street Journal (25 July 2016).

T Tulich, ‘Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Indigenous Children’, The Daily with Jamie Travers, 2SER 107.3 (14 April 2016)

Tamara Tulich and Harry Blagg ‘Indigenous youth with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder need Indigenous-run alternatives to prison’, The Conversation (7 April 2016)

T Tulich, 'Indefinite detention for terrorists', The Daily with Sean Britten, 2SER 107.3 (21 December 2015)

Tamara Tulich and Jessie Blackbourn, ‘The government still needs to demonstrate that indefinite detention for terrorists is necessary’, The Conversation (14 December 2015)

Tamara Tulich and Jessie Blackbourn, 'Reactive anti-terror laws risk further eroding freedoms without making us safer' The Conversation (23 November, 2015)

Tamara Tulich and Jessie Blackbourn ‘National security bill opens the door to expanded control orders and secret evidence’ The Conversation (13 November, 2015)

Sarah Martin 'Laws to Keep Suspects in the Dark' The Australian (20 October 2015)

Jessie Blackbourn and Tamara Tulich 'Control orders for kids won’t make us any safer' The Conversation (16 October, 2015)

Tamara Tulich, ‘The Limits of Preventive Lawmaking’ on AUSPUBLAW (21 August 2015)

T Tulich, 'Mobile Community Justice Court', Mornings with Vanessa Mills, ABC Radio Kimberley (19 August, 2015)

Nicolas Perpitch 'Mobile community justice centre proposed to help address FASD in Kimberley, WA' ABC News Online (13 August, 2015)
Funding received
2017, Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Raewyn Mutch, Dr Victoria Hovane, Department of Health (Commonwealth), 'FASD and the Criminal Justice System', $60,000

2016/17, Associate Professor Natalie Skead, Associate Professor Hilde Tubex, Associate Professor Sarah Murray, Dr Tamara Tulich, Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grants 2016-17, ‘Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experience’, $53,786

2015/16, Prof Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grants 2014-15, ‘Developing Diversionary Pathways for Indigenous Youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Three Community Study in Western Australia’, $47, 883.

2014, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Catherine Kelly, UWA Improving Student Learning Grant, 'The Development of Digital Film Resources to Enhance Student Learning in LAWS1111, Law Conflict and Change', $2950

2010-2014 PhD Scholarship, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’, Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
Honours and awards
2014 UWA Student Guild Student Choice Award

2014 PhD Excellence Award (UNSW Law)
Teaching
UNDERGRADUATE UNITS

LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change
LAWS3330 Gender and the Law

JURIS DOCTOR AND MASTERS UNITS

LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
LAWS5227 Foundations of Law and Governance

Tamara is Unit Co-ordinator of Law, Conflict and Change and Foundations of Law and Governance.

Tamara has previously taught Principles of Public Law at the University of New South Wales.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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