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Dr Joanna Howe

Telephone +61 8 8313 0878
Position Senior Lecturer
Email joanna.howe@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4344
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 3 12
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Biography/ Background

Dr Joanna Howe is a Senior Lecturer of Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant with Harmers Workplace Lawyers. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Joanna has also worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation, the McKell Institute and for the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.  Joanna is the first named chief-investigator on a category one grant from Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA, VG15025, $231,207, 2016) examining labour supply options in the Australian vegetable industry. In 2015 Joanna received a grant from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Spain to convene a workshop on temporary labour migration bringing together international experts in 2015. Joanna is also a chief-investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, ‘Work Experience: Labour Law at the Boundary of Work and Education’ (DP150104516, $207,200, 2015-2018). Joanna is regularly invited to present evidence to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee and to advise government departments and reviews on Australia’s temporary migration programme. Her recommendations regarding the 457 visa programme have been accepted by successive federal governments. She is also the co-editor of the Work and Employment Column in the Australian Journal of Administrative Law and writes regularly for major media outlets. She is the author of three books – ‘Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era-The Regulatory Challenges’ (2016-forthcoming, Hart),  ‘Rethinking Job Security’ (2016-forthcoming, Routledge) and 'The Australian Standard of Employment Rights' (2009, Hardie Grant), as well as, numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of the University of Adelaide's Women's Research Excellence Award 2015.

 

Qualifications

Doctorate of Philosophy in Law, University of Oxford

Masters of Law in Legal Research, University of Oxford

Bachelor of Law (first class honours), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney 

Publications

Books

Joanna Howe (2016-forthcoming) Rethinking Job Security, Ashgate, London

Joanna Howe (2009) The Australian Standard of Employment Rights, Hardie Grant, Victoria

Journal articles

Joanna Howe (2015-forthcoming) 'Possibilities and pitfalls involved in expanding Australia's national workers' compensation scheme' 39(2) Melbourne University Law Review

Joanna Howe (with G Appleby) (2015-forthcoming) 'Scrutinising Parliament's Scrutiny of Delegated Legislative Power' 15(1) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal

Joanna Howe (with A Reilly) (2015-forthcoming) 'Meeting Australia's Labour Needs - The Case for a Low Skill Work Visa' 43(2) Federal Law Review

Joanna Howe (2014) ‘Does Australia need an Expert Commission to Assist with Managing its Labour Migration Program?’ 27 Australian Journal of Labour Law

Joanna Howe (2014) ‘Le licenciement de salariés pour utilisation des réseaux sociaux. Analyse de l'approche australienne visant à réglementer l'utilisation par les salariés des technologies de communication en dehors du travail’, Rubrique  de jurisprudence sociale comparée, Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale, n° 2014/2, Bordeaux, pp. 96-101

Joanna Howe (2014) ’Accountability and Transparency under the Subclass 457 Visa Program: Is there Cause for Concern’ 21 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 139

Joanna Howe (2014) ‘Enterprise Migration Agreements under the Subclass 457 Visa: Much Ado about Nothing?’ 27 Australian Journal of Labour Law

Joanna Howe (2013) ‘Is the Net Cast Too Wide? An Assessment of Whether the Regulatory Design of the 457 Visa Meets Australia’s Skill Needs’ 41(3) Federal Law Review 443

Joanna Howe (2013) ‘Poles Apart? The Contestation between the Ideas of No Fault Dismissal and Unfair Dismissal for Protecting Job Security’ 41(2) Industrial Law Journal

Joanna Howe (2010) ‘The Migration Amendment (Worker Protection) Act 2008: Long Overdue Reform, But Have Migrant Workers been Sold Short?’ 24(2) Australian Journal of Labour Law

Book chapters

Joanna Howe, 'Work with Dignity' in C Ozich, Employment Rights Now: Reflections on the Australian Charter of Employment Rights (Hardie Grant, 2015)

Joanna Howe (2015) 'Determining the scope of a power' in J Bannister, G Appleby and Olijnyk, Administrative Law (Cambridge University Press)

Joanna Howe (2015) 'Improper Exercise of Power' in J Bannister, G Appleby and Olijnyk, Administrative Law (Cambridge University Press)

Joanna Howe (with E Sanchez and A Stewart) (2015)  ‘Job Loss’ in M Finkin and G Landark (eds) Comparative Labor Law Handbook  (Elgar and Elgar) 

Joanna Howe (2014) ‘In pursuit of a Right to Work following Unfair Dismissal’ in V Mountovulu (ed) A Right to Work (Hart)

Joanna Howe (with N Countouris and S Tian) (2010) ‘The Employment Relationship in the Asia Pacific Region’, in G Casale (ed) The employment relationship: A collection of essays, International Labour Organisation, Geneva

Parliamentary submissions

Joanna Howe, Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the AWPA Repeal Bill, June 2014

Joanna Howe, Submission to the 457 Visa Independent Review, April 2014

Joanna Howe (with Alexander Reilly and Andrew Stewart) Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Framework and Operation of Subclass 457 visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements and Regional Migration Agreements, 26 April 2013

Joanna Howe (2012) Unfair Dismissal Law Reform, Submission to the Fair Work Act 2009 Review Panel

Joanna Howe (2009) Australian Workplace Culture and Preventative Health, Submission of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights to the Federal Minister for Workplace Relations and the Federal Minister for Health

Joanna Howe (with M Bromberg, L Heap) (2008) The Fair Work Bill and Beyond, Submission of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights, Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work Bill 2008

Grants

Chief Investigator (with Rosemary Owens, Andrew Stewart and Anne Hewitt) ARC Discovery Project ‘Work Experience: Labour Law at the Boundary of Work and Education’, DP150104516, 2015-2018

Chief Investigator (with Rosemary Owens), Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law to host an international workshop on temporary labour migration in Spain, 2014-2015

Chief Investigator (with Alexander Reilly and Graeme Hugo) on a University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Fund grant valued at $20,000 for a research project into temporary labour migration, 2013-2014

Chief-Investigator on a Faculty of the Professions Teaching and Learning Grant, valued at $10,000 to convene and develop the Adelaide Law School's Next Steps Program, 2014

Newspaper and Online Op-Eds

Joanna Howe, 'Australia's adoption laws - failing our children', The Age, 18 December 2014

Joanna Howe, 'Temporary protection visas skew asylum debate', The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September 2014

Joanna Howe, '457 visa reformers should remember our shady skilled migration history', The Conversation, 11 September 2014

Joanna Howe (with Alex Reilly), 'Dodgy visas could cost Australian jobs', The Age, 13 August 2014

Joanna Howe (with Alex Reilly), 'Australia has outsourced migration policy to the private sector', The Conversation, 12 August 2014

Joanna Howe (with Gabrielle Appleby), 'The High Court ends backdoor law making (for now),' UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 26 June 2014

Joanna Howe, 'Skilled migration strategy falls victim to red tape busters', The Conversation, 18 June 2014

Joanna Howe, 'Adoption makes more sense than out-of-home care', The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2013

Joanna Howe, 'Adoption law reform desperately needed', Herald Sun, 19 August 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘How a crackdown on 457 visas could work’, The Age, 20 June 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘Squabbling over 457 visas won’t solve skill shortages’, The Age, 27 June 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘Employ foreign workers without exploitation’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘Protecting foreign workers makes economic and moral sense’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘Exploitation of foreign students must end’, The Age, 29 August 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘Labor’s 457 visa reforms one step too far’, The Australian Financial Review, 11 June 2013

Joanna Howe, ‘There is a simple solution to the 457 visa impasse’, The Conversation, 24 June 2013

Joanna Howe, 'Quest should be for easier resolution of unfair dismissal cases', Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 2012

Community Engagement

Research Committee, Women's Forum Australia

Board Member, Youth Mission Team Australia

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesLaw, Crime & Justice
ExpertiseMigration Law; 457 Visa; Temporary labour migration; Employment Law
NotesDr Joanna Howe is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and a consultant with Harmers Workplace Lawyers. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Joanna has also worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation, the McKell Institute and for the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

Entry last updated: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

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