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Tabatha Pettitt is a lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

She is qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.

Prior to joining Monash in 2008, Tabatha worked in private practice for five years, specialising in family law. She also worked at the University of Melbourne as a research fellow, undertaking research on the corporatisation of ports in Australia.

Tabatha was a member of the Council of the Law Institute of Victoria from 2004 to 2005, and is currently an elected member of the International Association of Maritime Economists.

She is completing her PhD at Macquarie University, on the effectiveness of corporatisation legislation governing port corporations in Australia.

Her research interests include port legislation and policy, transport policy and legislation, privatisation, and government-owned corporations in Australia and overseas.

Research area keywords

  • Corporations Law
  • Port Law and Policy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Comparative Law