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Professor Malbon commenced his position at Monash in 2008.

He is an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, a Visiting Scholar, Law School, Cambridge University, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow, the European University Institute, Florence Italy.

He is a previous Dean of the Griffith University Law School and Director of the Credit and Consumer Law Research Program. He has formerly held the positions of Principal Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Queensland Office of Parliamentary Counsel; Assistant Divisional Head (Legislation) Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs; Research Manager, Blake Dawson Waldron, Melbourne Office; and Senior tutor at the Law School, University of Melbourne.

He also practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor in South Australia for a number of years.

A number of Professor Malbon's papers are available to download from at SSRN.

Areas of Expertise

International trade law International intellectual property rights

Consumer law and protection Law and indigenous people

Research interests

Aborigines and the Law

Intellectual Property



Monash teaching commitment

LAW4196 Consumer law SEM2/T3

LAW 7028 International trade law SEM2/T3


  • international trade law
  • consumer law
  • intellectual property law

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2002 2016

Geo-Pricing of Digital Media: European and Australian Policy Debates Compared

Malbon, J. E., 19 May 2016, Media Diversity Law: Australia and Germany Compared. Gounalakis, G. & Taylor, G. (eds.). 1st ed. Germany: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 247-272 26 p. (Schriften zum Medien-, Urheber- und Wirtschaftsrecht).

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

Australian Export: A Guide to Law and Practice

Malbon, J. E. & Bishop, B., 2015, 2nd ed. Port Melbourne, Vic: Cambridge University Press. 378 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The social utility of resentment

Malbon, J. E., 2015, The Emotions and Actions of Revenge. de Souza Tavares, R. & Chauhan, V. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, p. 111 - 119 9 p.

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

The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights: A Commentary

Malbon, J. E., Lawson, C. G. & Davison, M. J., 2014, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 875 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Bank-community development finance institution partnerships as a means for addressing financial vulnerability

Malbon, J. E., 2013, International Responses to Issues of Credit and Over-indebtedness in the Wake of Crisis. Wilson, T. (ed.). UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 207 - 229 23 p.

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