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Researcher: Snell, RD (Associate Professor Rick Snell)

Fields of Research

Law
Law and Legal Studies
Constitutional Law
Administrative Law
International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Environmental Impact Assessment
Criminal Law and Procedure
Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)
Education

Research Objectives

Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Hydro-Electric Energy
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Work and Institutional Development

Career Best Publications

FoI and the Delivery of Diminishing Returns, or How Spin Doctors and Journalists have Mistreated a Volatile Reform; The Drawing Board Journal
FOI: threatened by governments, underused by journalists - still a sharp tool; Journalism Investigation & Research
Freedom of Information Practices; AGENDA
Freedom of Information: The Experience of the Australian States - An Epiphany?; Federal Law Review

Research Publications

A Spiral of Quality: Some Reflective and Personal Thoughts About Changing University Teaching Practices; International Journal of University Teaching and Learning
Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'
Administrative Compliance and Freedom of Information in Three Jurisdictions: Australia, Canada and New Zealand; Freedom of Information - One Year On
Adverse Possession in Tasmania: A Response to the 1994 Law Reform Discussion Paper; Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference
ALRC/ARC Discussion Paper 59 - A Few Significant Steps Towards Open Government; Freedom of Information Review
An open-and-shut case of Tasmanian devilry
Australian Ombudsman: A continual work in progress; Australian Administrative Law
China joins stampede as the leader falls flat
Customising Freedom of Information Law Reform in South Pacific Micro-States; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Designing for access to information rather than fighting for freedom of information
FoI and the Delivery of Diminishing Returns, or How Spin Doctors and Journalists have Mistreated a Volatile Reform; The Drawing Board Journal
FOI laws need rejuvenating, not scrapping
FOI: threatened by governments, underused by journalists - still a sharp tool; Journalism Investigation & Research
Freedom of Information and Administration of Education; The Principal Handbook Series
Freedom of Information and the Tasmanian Ombudsman, 1993-1996; University of Tasmania Law Review
Freedom of Information in the 1990s
Freedom of Information Practices; AGENDA
Freedom of Information: The Experience of the Australian States - An Epiphany?; Federal Law Review
Independence in substance, and not just name: The value of a seperate Parlimentary committee to oversee, and a seperate appropriation act to fund, the Ombudsman's office
Information Flows: The real art of Information Management and Freedom of Information; Archives and Manuscripts: The Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists
Information law needs a light hand
Journey From the Comfort Zone: A Few Steps Towards Open Government; Freedom of Information Review
Keeping informed a tricky business
Kioa to Teoh: Ten Years After - Right Location - Wrong Track; Alternative Law Journal
Lesson for Canberra in neighbour's attitude
Off the info age pace
Reclaim the public interest high ground
Response to DP 59
Rethinking Administrative Law: A Redundancy Package for Freedom of Information; 1998 Administrative Law Forum
Secret Hydro Tactic: Documents reveal plot to 'influence' own watchdog
Secrets under scrutiny
Team teaching, real world experts, and student reflection: teaching and learning pedagogy in the UTAS Introduction to Law course; Teaching Matters 2009
The APPM Strike: An Exercise in Police Discretion; A Poor Example of Judicial Oversight; The Bond Law Review
The Ballad of Frank and Candour: Trying to Shake the Secrecy Blues From the Heart of Government; Freedom of Information Review
The Kiwi Paradox - A Comparison of Freedom of Information in Australia and New Zealand; Federal Law Review
The Ombudsman Strikes Back; Freedom of Information Review
The Role of the University Visitor: A Symposium; University of Tasmania Law Press
The Tasmanian Caveat Board: An Overview of a Key Colonial Tribunal 1835-1859; Tasmanian Historical Research Association. Papers and Proceedings
The Tasmanian Subordinate Legislation Committee - Lifting the Scrutiny Veil by Degrees; Deakin Law Review
The Teaching and Curriculum of Property Law in Australian Law Schools; Australian Property Law Journal
The torchlight states to glow a little brighter: Interpretation of Freedom of Information Legislation Revisited; Australian Journal of Administrative Law
The truth is out there: in Wellington, not Canberra
The Walls of Jericho: Under Threat From Paper Swords
Three quick steps to bring FOI laws into the age of enlightenment
Who Needs FOI When Market Mechanisms Will Deliver Accountability on Demand? A Critical Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Freedom of Information and Government Business Enterprises'; The Flinders Journal of Law Reform

Research Projects

Cambodia Workshop on Access to Government Information
Development of a Royal Government of Cambodia Policy Paper on Access to Government Information
Freedom of Information Policy for the Government of Tonga
Policy development of Freedom of Information
Review of Model Pacific Information Disclosure Policy

Research Candidate Supervision

'Sanism', a Socially Acceptable Prejudice- Addressing the Prejudice Associated with Mental Illness in the Legal System
A Case Study in the Rise of Public Sector Transparency- Understanding the Global Diffusion of Freedom of Information Law
A Critical Analysis of EC - Biotech- The Panel's Approach to Other Rules of International Law and the Application of the SPS Agreement
A Law Unto Themselves? Australian Regulation of Forestry Operations
Facelifting Legal Pedagogy to Enhance Foundation Law Students' Understandings of Ethics, Professionalism and Critical Reflection through Discourse Analysis
Freedom of Information Reform in China- Information Flow Analysis
The Transformations Occurring in and the Interaction Between Access to Information Regimes and Technological Changes
Transborder Biometric Information Flow- Legal Challenges to Personal Privacy and the Need for Public Debate