Governance, regulation and the law

The rules governing how we make, work and trade are changing


Priority themes

Drawing from applied expertise in UQ Law, our governance and regulation research focuses on contemporary business problems across two legal themes:

  • Redefining corporate governance, behaviour, values and culture in an ever-changing business environment. Cartels, corruption, financial crime.
  • Business form, business association models, and tax policy best suited to an ever-changing business environment.


Our law, regulation and governance researchers have expertise in:

  • Corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and corporations law
  • Duties, roles, responsibilities and skills of company directors
  • The impact of business form on taxation and tax policy, legal tax compliance
  • Trust, integrity and ethics in corporations, regulators and policy makers.

Featured projects

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    Adaptive Regulation for Digital Health

    Australia has an opportunity to take the global lead in ensuring timely consumer access to cutting-edge medical technologies. This report is critical reading for start-ups and innovators developing digital health technologies.
  • Impacts of computational technologies on the legal profession

    Australian Institute for Business and Economics
    Dr Fish’s research maps the new technologies being incorporated into legal services, as well as how this is changing the structure of the profession.
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    Logan Community Justice Centre

    Queensland Government
    Providing a rigorous evidence base for the design of a Community Justice Centre in Logan to address the underlying causes of offending behaviour amongst people experiencing disadvantage.
  • Australian Parliament

    An Efficient Collaborative Mechanism To End Phoenix Company Behaviour

    Australian Institute for Business and Economics
    Research, propose and test a collaborative model to enable enforceable corporate governance strategies to combat the Phoenix companies in Australia.


Program leader

  • Dr Thea Voogt

    Dr Thea Voogt

    Research Program Leader - Governance, Regulation and the Law
    Australian Institute for Business and Economics




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