PROF Beth Gaze

PROF Beth Gaze


  • Academic, Law
  • Administrative Law (tribunals)
  • Discrimination Law (sex discrimination, racial discrimination, employment discrimination, discrimination procedure)
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Human Rights Law
  • Welfare Law



  • Beth Gaze has published extensively on anti-discrimination law, including employment discrimination, and on tribunals, and has conducted socio-legal research in both areas. She has acted as an expert adviser to the Victorian Parliament and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law. With Anna Chapman, she is presently engaged in a major project on the intersection between provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and anti-discrimination law.

    Beth Gaze has degrees in science and law from Melbourne and Monash Universities and the University of California (Berkeley), where she held a Fulbright postgraduate student grant, and has been admitted to legal practice in Australia. She teaches Equality and Discrimination Law, Administrative Law, and Legal Method and Reasoning at Melbourne Law School, and is a member of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law and the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.

    Professor Gaze's research interests are in anti-discrimination and equality law, feminist legal thought, and administrative law including tribunals, and she has a particular interest in socio-legal research including empirical research. She has held several ARC grants, and has conducted empirical research into the enforcement process under Australian federal anti-discrimination law. In 2009 she was an expert consultant to the Victorian Parliament's Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee in its Inquiry into the Exceptions and Exemptions in the Equal Opportunity Act 1995. She was also a member of the Advisory Committee to the Gardner Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 which reported in 2008.    


Member of

  • Discrimination Law Association. Member 2009 -
  • Australian Labour Law Association. Member 2007 -
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association. Member 2007 -


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Education and training

  • Grad Dip Psych Studies, Deakin University
  • PhD, Monash University 2009
  • LLM, University of California - Berkeley 1986
  • LLB (Hons), Monash University 1981
  • B. Sc., University of Melbourne 1974



Available for supervision

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