Katy Barnett

Katy Barnett

Dr. Katy Barnett is a professor of private law at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Follow her on Twitter @drkatybarnett.

Something is Rotten in the State of Victoria

Something is Rotten in the State of Victoria

In Hamlet, after the unquiet ghost of Hamlet’s father is seen walking the battlements of the castle, the guard Marcellus observes to Horatio, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” In my home state of Victoria, in Australia, COVID-19 is the unquiet ghost which has exposed the flaws

Katy Barnett
Katy Barnett
13 min read
Australia
Inducing People’s Employers to Fire Them Should Be a Civil Wrong

Inducing People’s Employers to Fire Them Should Be a Civil Wrong

If you aren’t from Australia or New Zealand you may be tempted to think of Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day as simply a variation of Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day—but for many Aussies (and Kiwis), it’s a little bit like Veteran’s Day

Katy Barnett
Katy Barnett
17 min read
History