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Wayne Gumley is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

Wayne started his career as a Barrister and Solicitor in a general commercial practice in Victoria, and later became a Principal Legal Officer with the Australian Government Solicitor's Office in Melbourne, where he acted on a wide range of taxation and administrative law matters on behalf of Commonwealth Government. At Monash University, he has taught a wide range of taxation and commercial law units and also established several new environmental law units. He has served on professional committees at the Law Institute of Victoria, the Australasian Insurance Law Association and National Environmental Law Association. In 2014 he was accepted as a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. Wayne’s research interests include administrative law, taxation law, ecological tax reform, environmental law and corporate environmental responsibility, and he has current research projects on ecological tax reform, environmental impact assessment, corporate social responsibility and regulatory strategies for management of e-waste. He is currently a member of the CSIRO funded Cluster Project, Wealth from Waste, which is a partnership between four Australian universities and Yale in the USA conducting a multi-disciplinary investigation of options for recycling of metals from waste streams in Australia.


  • Regulation
  • Corporations
  • Environment
  • Taxation
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change

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Projects 2009 2017

Research Output 1997 2017

What role for the social enterprises in the circular economy?

Lane, R. & Gumley, W. S., 20 Mar 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unmaking Waste. Crocker, R. (ed.). Emerald, p. 133-147 14 p.

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

Open Access

Using environmental taxation to improve outcomes for e-waste in Australia

Gumley, W., 26 Aug 2016, Market Instruments and the Protection of Natural Resources. Stoianoff, N. P., Kreiser, L., Butcher, B., Milne, J. E. & Ashiabor, H. (eds.). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 124-139 16 p. (Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation).

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

Has Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) lost credibility? Recent concerns from Australia and Canada

Gumley, W. S., 2015, Implementing Environmental Law. Martin, P. & Kennedy, A. (eds.). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 91 - 117 27 p.

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

Managing e-waste in Victoria - starting the conversation

Lane, R., Gumley, W. S., Golev, A. & Corder, G., Sep 2015, Victoria State Government Environment, Land, Water and Planning. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther