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Personal profile

Biography

Adriana Orifici is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School, teaching in Employment Law. She is completing her doctoral studies in the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at Melbourne Law School. Her PhD research examines the interface between workplace investigations and public regulation and uses doctrinal and empirical research methods.

From 2013 to 2016, Adriana was engaged by the Melbourne Law School as a Research Fellow on an ARC Discovery Project entitled 'Reshaping Employment Discrimination Law: Towards Substantive Equality at Work?', which considered the effect of the general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009, and the interaction of the overall system of employment discrimination laws in providing legal redress for discriminatory harms at work in Australia.

From 2007 to 2013, Adriana worked as a lawyer and senior associate at Maddocks in Melbourne. Her practice was in the area of employment law, discrimination law, work health and safety, privacy law and coronial inquests. She has extensive experience in acting for clients in the public and private sector in all employment-related matters. 

Adriana holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Master of Laws from Melbourne Law School. She was previously the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law and has worked as a Collaborator-Intern with the International Training College of the International Labour Organisation in Turin, Italy under the auspices of a scholarship from the Italian Government.

Research interests

Adriana’s research interests lie in Australian labour law, anti-discrimination law and empirical research methods. 

External positions

Case Note Editor (Acting), Australian Journal of Labour Law

16 May 2019 → …

PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne

Jul 2016 → …

Keywords

  • Labour Law
  • Discrimination
  • Empirical Legal Research

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Research Output 2013 2017

Evaluating the adverse action provisions of the Fair Work Act: equality thwarted?

Gaze, B., Chapman, A. & Orifici, A., 2017, The Evolving Project of Labour Law: Foundations, Development and Future Research Directions. Howe, J., Chapman, A. & Landau, I. (eds.). Leichhardt NSW Australia: Federation Press, p. 88-101 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Substantive equality at work: still elusive under Australia's Fair Work Act

Gaze, B., Chapman, A. & Orifici, A., 2017, In : Australian Journal of Labour Law. 30, 3, p. 214-235 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Case Note: CFMEU v Endeavour Coal: severing workplace rights from their organisational impact?

Orifici, A., 2016, In : Australian Journal of Labour Law. 29, 3, p. 327-337 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A new whistle at work

Orifici, A. & Webster, T., 2013, In : Law Institute Journal. 87, 11, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

  • 4 Contribution to conference

Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand 2019

Adriana Orifici (Speaker)
14 Feb 2019

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3rd Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, Comparative Policy Seminar

Adriana Orifici (Invited speaker)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators, Local Chapter Meeting, Melbourne

Adriana Orifici (Invited speaker)
12 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australian Labour Law Association Biannual Conference 2018

Adriana Orifici (Speaker)
8 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

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Press / Media

Professor wins injunction to end suspension

Adriana Orifici

22/02/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment