About AgLaw Centre

The Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law provides innovative scholarship on laws and institutions affecting rural communities, to develop policies and strategies that improve rural sustainability and social justice.

The strategic direction of the Centre is focused on:

  • law reform, with an emphasis upon innovative approaches to improve behavioural effectiveness, reduce transaction costs, and ensure fairness in the governance of natural resources and agriculture
  • fairness and justice for disadvantaged rural communities, including access to services by regional and remote communities, and indigenous social justice
  • better governance of agricultural technologies

Our focus is on reforms to improve:

  • sustainable use of natural resources
  • the quality of rural life
  • productive use of innovations

We achieve our aims by:

  • drawing on the legal scholarship of the School of Law at UNE
  • drawing on the substantial intellectual resources from UNE researchers
  • using the Centre's network of local and international academic and commercial collaborators
  • working closely with Research Centres hosted at UNE and elsewhere
  • supervising Doctoral and Masters students from Australia and overseas
  • offering distance-learning Masters subjects in natural resource governance
  • working with our research associates and industry, government or citizen partners