Legal Light Bulbs specialises in the areas of Violence against Women and the Law, Workplace Abuse, Unconscious Biases, and Obstacles to Justice

  • Australian Law Reform Commission. Inquiry into the Family Law Act, (2018)
  • ACT Legislative Assembly, Inquiry concerning consent in relation to sexual offences law (2018)
  • NSW Law Reform Commission’s inquiry concerning consent in relation to sexual offences law, (2018)
  • ACT Minister for Women, Invited submission on positive consent standard, (2018)
  • Consortium of Australian Sexual Violence Researchers, Member, (2017)
  • Commonwealth Attorney General. Submission on Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill (2017)
  • ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate. Invited submission on Draft Family Violence Bill (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v McLaughlin (2016)
  • Our Watch. Invited participant. ACT Consultation on the National Framework to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (2015)
  • National Children’s Commissioner. Invited participant. Roundtable: Children Affected by Family and Domestic Violence (2015)
  • National Children’s Commissioner. Invited submission to the AHRC on Children Affected by Family and Domestic Violence (2015)
  • ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council. Invited participant. Exceptional meeting. (2015)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v Williams (2014)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission. Submission to National Review on Pregnancy and Return to Work (2013)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission. Educational materials for China-Australia Human Rights Technical Co-operation Program: Domestic Violence (2013)
  • Assessing and Assuring Graduate Learning Outcomes. ALTC-funded project Assessing and Assuring Graduate Learning Outcomes (2011)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and Social Security Law. (with Derek Emerson-Elliot) (2011)
  • Commonwealth Attorney General. Consultation about special event for Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (July 2011)
  • Discrimination Experts Roundtable. ANU. Submission to Attorney-General (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. (with Mary Heath) About Sexual Assault (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. About Family Law (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. About Migration Law (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. About Partner Rape (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. About Definitions of Domestic Violence. (2010)
  • ALRC Inquiry into Family Violence and the Law. (with Anthony Hopkins) About Battered Women who Kill. (2010)
  • Advocacy for Inclusion ACT. Amendment to DV Protections Act. (2010)
  • Stern Review of Rape Laws in the UK. Invited submission. (2009)
  • Richard Chisholm/Attorney-General (Cth). Invited expert submission on Family Courts Violence Review (2009)
  • British Home Office. Invited submission to review of Criminal Justice Response to Rape (2009)
  • SARP. Provision of relevant academic journal articles for SARP Responding to Sexual Assault in the ACT Forum (2009)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre). Advice about Battered Woman’s Reality for an AAT Case (Rolton v DEEWR (AAT No 2008/3542) (2008)
  • National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children. Submission to Inform the Development of the National Plan (2008)
  • Australian Women Lawyers, Advice and drafting of proposal to Law Council on Female Court Appearance Survey. (2007)
  • Farrar, Gesini and Dunn. Advice about Evaluative Model and Process for Collaborative Practice in the ACT (2007)
  • Upper Murray CASA and Women’s Health Goulburn North East. Research and advice on Indigenous Women and Sexual Violence by a Partner (2006)
  • ACT Human Rights Office. Volunteer research on Discrimination in Workplace Conciliations (2006)
  • NSW Legal Aid. Expert report and testimony on Battered Women who Kill (2005)
  • Amnesty International. Oral submission on Issues about Domestic Violence and the Law (2004)
  • Victoria Law Reform Commission. Submission on Homicide Defences (2003)
  • Family Law Council. Submission on Best Practice Guidelines for Lawyers doing Family Law Work (2003)
  • US Immigration Judge in Oregon USA. Expert report provided for Black Helterline LLP (2000)
  • ACT Domestic Violence Program. Serve on co-researcher, reference group for Commonwealth Partners for Prevention Project on
  • Informal Networks for Domestic Violence Victims (2000)
  • Deakin University. Chapter on Spousal Homicide for Gender and Crime course (1999-2000)
  • Model Criminal Code. Submission on Model Domestic Violence Laws Discussion Paper (1998)
  • Model Criminal Code. Submission on Discussion Paper, Chapter 5, Sexual Offences Against the Person (1997)
  • Model Criminal Code. Submission on Discussion Paper, Chapter 5, Sexual Offences Against the Person (1997)
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics. Reference group for National Survey on Incidence of Violence against Women (1995–97)
  • New South Wales Law Reform Commission. Submission on Discussion Paper No.33, Sentencing (1996)
  • Commonwealth Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. Invited participant at National Forum on Violence Against Women (1996)
  • University of New England. Two articles on Sex Discrimination for course on Equity in the Workplace (1996)
  • Department of Human Services and Health. Consultation on Professional Indemnity Review (Sexual Assault and Medical Practitioners) (1995)
  • Office of the Status of Women. Paper on Domestic Violence for the International Year of the Family (1994)
  • Australian Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. National Citizenship Indicators Inquiry (1994)
  • New South Wales Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women. Brief on Gender Bias (1994)
  • Office of the Status of Women. Commonwealth committee to assist in ABS Domestic Violence Survey (1994)
  • New South Wales Legislative Standing Committee on Social Issues. Rape (1993)
  • Australian Law Reform Commission. Adviser on brief Women and the Law (1993)
  • ACT Department of the Attorney-General. Rape (1993)
  • ACT Department of the Attorney-General. Gender Issues and the Judiciary (1993)
  • New South Wales Law Reform Commission. Provocation, Diminished Responsibility and Infanticide (1993)
  • New South Wales Legal Aid Commission. Battered Woman Syndrome (1992)
  • Victorian Legal Aid Commission. Battered Woman Syndrome (1992)
  • Senior Managers of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories. DNA Profiling. (1991)
  • Australian Law Reform Commission, Assistance in brief on Multicultural Issues and the Law (1991)
  • Victorian Office of Corrections. Women in Prison (1991)
  • Senior Officers Group, Australian Police Ministers. DNA Profiling (1990)
  • National Task Force on Domestic Violence. Attitudes Attitudes Towards Wife Battering (1988)

Major Awards

  • Finalist, Australian Human Rights Commission, Individual Community Award (2012) awarded to a person with a track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the Australian community on a not-for-profit basis.
  • ACT Women’s Honour Roll (2011) celebrating local women on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
  • Member, Order of Australia (2010) “for service to the community, education and the law through promoting awareness and understanding of violence against women, discrimination and access to justice for minority groups”. In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.
  • Australian of the Year (ACT), and National Finalist (2010) These awards celebrate the achievement and contribution of eminent Australian citizens who are role models for us all.
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence (2008) These awards recognise university teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.
  • Carrick Institute Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2007) for effective research-led learning approaches that engage law students in independent and critical inquiry into the complex ties between law, society and access to justice.
  • ACT Woman of the Year (2001) awarded to honour individual women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

Other National and International Awards

  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society (2012)
  • Women and the Law in Australia nominated for Australian Human Rights Commission Award for non-fiction (2010)
  • Who’s Who in Australia (2011–present)
  • World Who’s Who of Women (2009–present)
  • Who’s Who in the World (2009–present)
  • Less Than Equal short-listed for The Australian Award for Excellence in Academic Publishing (2002)
  • Less Than Equal short-listed for Human Rights medal (2001)
  • Who’s Who in Australasia and the Pacific Nations (1996, 1999)
  • Listed in Contemporary Australian Women (1996, 1997)
  • Voices of the Survivors nominated for Human Rights Medal (1994)

University of Canberra Awards

  • Vice Chancellor’s Commendation Award for Excellence in Research (2014)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Academic Staff (2012)
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Award for Best Mentoring Early Career Academic Staff (2012)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Commendation Researcher Award (2011)
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Award for Best Researcher (2011)
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Award for Best Supervision of Research Students (2011)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Commendation Service Community Engagement Award (2010)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2007)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v McLaughlin (2016)
  • Smart Casual Learning and Teaching Project, Gender theme consultant (2015)
  • ANROWS Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Research Priorities Grant (with Melbourne University), Media Representations of Violence against Women (2015)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v Williams (2014)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre), Expert report about Battered Woman’s Reality for Buchanan and Ferguson (2011)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Jacqueline Neville (2010)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Lesley Dowling (2010)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Robyn Westgate (2010)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Expert report about Battered Woman’s Reality for Hunt (2009)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Advice about Battered Woman’s Reality for an AAT case (Rolton v DEEWR (AAT No 2008/3542) (2008)
  • ACT Council of Social Services, consultancy, 40-year History of the Agency (2003)
  • Collaborative Research Grant, University of Canberra (with ACT Government) Marital Rape and the Construction of Consent (2002–2003)
  • Women’s Centre for Health Matters, Women and Gambling Problems in the ACT (2001)
  • Relationships Australia, Canberra region DV Perpetrator Programs (2001)
  • Australian Defence Force Academy, Comprehensibility of Expert Forensic Evidence (2001)
  • NSW Legal Aid, Expert report on Battered Women who Kill (2000)
  • Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, Access of Migrants, Elderly and Disabled to the Criminal Justice System and to Rape Crisis Services (1999)
  • NSW Law Firm (Dominic David Stamfords), Expert Report on Domestic Violence for Immigration Review Tribunal (1998)
  • ANU Faculties Research Grant, small ARC grant, with J. Behrens and L. Young Mobility Decision-making and Family Law: A Preliminary Exploration of Local Conventions in Canberra and Perth (1998)
  • YWCA under an ACT Healthpact Grant, Impact of Violence in High Density and Low Income Housing (1997)
  • New South Wales Legal Aid, Expert Report on Battered Women who Kill (1997)
  • ACT Legal Aid (Family Court), Expert Report on Domestic Violence (1997)
  • New South Wales Legal Aid, Expert Report on Battered Women who Kill (1996)
  • Faculties Research Grant, small ARC grant, with S. Bronitt and J. Behrens, The Legal System’s Response to Violence Against Women (1996)
  • ACT Director of Public Prosecution, Expert report on Sexual Assault (1995)
  • South Australia Legal Aid funded Defence, Expert report on Battered Woman Syndrome (1994)
  • Office of the Status of Women, A Review of Domestic Violence in Australia (1994)
  • ACT Legal Aid Office, Expert testimony and report on Battered Woman Syndrome (1993)
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs, as the adviser to the project, Crime Prevention in Migrant Communities (1993)
  • Bureau of Immigration and Population Research grant, Domestic Violence among the Overseas-born (1993–1994)
  • Bureau of Immigration Research grant, Overseas-born Women in Prison (1991-1992)
  • Criminology Research Council grant, Doctors’ Attitudes about Wife Abuse (1989)

University Grants

  • University of Canberra Law School small research grant, Filicide and Media (2014)
  • University of Canberra Law School small research grant, Filicide (2013)
  • University of Canberra Law School small research grant, Grants Officer – Women in Prison (2012)
  • University of Canberra Law School small research grant, Impact of Shared Parenting Act: Relocation Cases (2007)
  • University of Canberra Law School small research grant, The Changing Workplace: Inherent Requirements, Employment
  • Conditions, Discrimination and the Legal Response (2006)
  • University of Canberra BLIS Division small research grant, The ACT Discrimination Act (1991) and its use by the ACT Human Rights Office in Employment Discrimination Cases (2003)

Patricia Easteal (2017) Invited speaker, Domestic Violence and the Law, White Ribbon Day, Commonwealth Ombudsman, Canberra, November

Patricia Easteal (2017) Invited speaker, University of Leicester School of Law Seminar, ‘Violence Against Women and the Law and the Law: The Australian (and England/Wales Story, Leicester, August.

Patricia Easteal (2017) Invited speaker, University of Cambridge, Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice Occasional Seminar, ‘‘Snapshots of the Australian Legal System and Victims of Family Violence: Colliding Kaleidoscopes and the Gendered Iceberg’ Cambridge, July.

Patricia Easteal (2017) Invited Speaker Monash and Deakin Forum on Defensive Homicide Abolition, ‘The Implications of the Abolition for Battered Women who Kill,’ Melbourne, June.

Patricia Easteal (2017) Keynote, Launch of Transpose DV, Sydney, May.

Patricia Easteal (2017) Keynote, ACT Australian Women Lawyers International Women’s Day Address. ‘Snapshots of the Australian Legal System and Victims of Family Violence: Colliding Kaleidoscopes and the Gendered Iceberg’ Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (2016) The ANU Circle for Gender Equity. ‘Limitations of Law Reform,’ Domestic Violence, Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (2015) Keynote, Stop Domestic Violence Conference, Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (2015) Panelist, International Women’s Day Panel, International Women’s Day, Initiatives For Women In Need, March.

Patricia Easteal (2015) Panelist, International Women’s Day Panel. International Women’s Day, University of Canberra, March.  

Patricia Easteal (2014) The Limitations of Law Reform – the Need for Social Attitudes to Change, White Ribbon Day, University of Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (2014) Violence Against Women with Disabilities, Intersectionality and the Incidence of Violence Against women with Disabilities, Women With Disabilities ACT and ACT Office for Women, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal and Skye Saunders (2013) ‘Whispers from the Bush: Sexual Harassment in Australian Rural Workplaces’ Labour Law Seminar Series, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law and Tax Group, University of Melbourne Law School, October.

Patricia Easteal (2013) Researching Women and the Law in Australia, School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University, July.

Patricia Easteal (2013) Partner Rape and the Law in Australia: A Research Conversation, Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse and Gender and Law, Durham University, July.

Patricia Easteal (2013) Keynote, Migrant Women and the Migration Regulations Family Violence Exception – Changes over Time, Australian Migrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance National Conference, Canberra, April.

Patricia Easteal (2013) Keynote, Connecting Research and Teaching – a Case Study from the School of Law, University of Canberra, The Teaching-Research Nexus in Law: Opportunities and Challenges, Adelaide, February.

Patricia Easteal (2012) Importance of Social Justice Activism and Leadership, Golden Key International Honour Society University of Canberra Branch, August.

Patricia Easteal (2012) Women and the Law: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Network of Women Students Australia conference, keynote, Canberra, July.

Patricia Easteal (2012) Launch of the ACT Integrated Women’s Network, Canberra, keynote.

Patricia Easteal (2011) Women and the Law Workshop, Perth DV Legal Workers Network, videocast.

Patricia Easteal (2011) Women and the Law Workshop, ACT Law Society, Canberra, February.

Patricia Easteal, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Priest Maree Sainsbury (2010) Women and the Law in Australia, ANZSOG seminar series, October.

Patricia Easteal and Maree Sainsbury (2010) Research-led teaching, Faculty of Law Brown Bag lunch, October.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Pioneering a virtual sabbatical, University of Canberra Stuff that Works Lunch, September.

Patricia Easteal (2010) The Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) at the Crossroads: Domestic Violence and Marriage-Like Relationships, Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions, August.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Women and the Law in Australia, Australian Women Lawyers National Conference.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Working to Effectuate Justice, Australian Lawyers Alliance, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Keynote, How to be an advocate and work for those whose rights to safety and to justice are not being met consistently by our society, for ACT Public Service Young Professionals’ Network, April.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Keynote, Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence, International Women’s Day Talk for VIEW (Voice, Information and Education for Women), March.

Patricia Easteal (2010) Keynote, A Few Snapshots from the Women’s Justice Journey, International Women’s Day Breakfast for ACT Women’s Services Network, March.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Keynote, What Australia has done: awareness/prevention sexual assault campaigns, North East Conference on Sexual Violence, England, November.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Battered Women who Kill in Australia: Need for Experts to tell their Stories, GLAD, Gender and Law at Durham, November.

Patricia Easteal (2009) The Virtual Sabbatical Experience, Second Annual Higher Education Information Technology Summit, Sydney, October.

Patricia Easteal (2009) How I’m spending my sabbatical, Melbourne University Law School, Colleagial Conversations, October.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Innovations in Teaching Law: Making the Classroom and Assessment a Catalyst for Lifelong Learning and Critical Thinking, Melbourne University Law seminar, October.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Using Research Findings to Achieve Social Justice and Law Reform: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Myths, Durham University School of Applied Social Sciences, October.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Pioneering a Virtual Sabbatical, Unimutual Conference, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Teaching Innovations: Making Your Classes a Catalyst for Lifelong Learning and Critical Thinking, Durham University, September.

Patricia Easteal 2009, Expert panellist and discussion facilitator, ALTA Teaching and Learning Forum, Sydney, July.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Keynote, Using Research Findings to Achieve Social Justice and Law Reform:  Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Myths, ANU Postgraduate Law Conference, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Teaching innovatively, University of Canberra Teaching and Learning Centre, May.

Patricia Easteal (2008) Workshop on Assessment, Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Council of Australian Law Deans, Gold Coast, November.

Patricia Easteal (2008) Workshop on Developing Teaching Award Application, The Centre for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, University of Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (2007) Sexual Assault by Male Partners: Is the License Still Valid?’ Criminology Department, University of Melbourne, July.

Patricia Easteal (2007) The Legal Issues Involved with Partner Rape, The Way Forward – Exploring Domestic Violence in South West Queensland Forum, Roma, March.

Patricia Easteal (2006) Launch of Real Rape, Real Pain, Melbourne, September.

Patricia Easteal (2006) DNA Evidence: The CSI Effect, Canberra, July.

Patricia Easteal (2005) Partner Rape: The Victims’ Reality and the Criminal Justice Response, University of Canberra School of Law Seminar Series, May.

Patricia Easteal (2005) Your Eyes as a Research Method: Observation and Participant Observation, Canberra, Research Education Program, February.

Patricia Easteal (2004) Gender (In)Equality in Australia, Women’s Studies Institute of China, Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (2004) How Domestic Violence can Affect Mediation, Annual General Meeting Conflict Resolution Service, Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (2003) Mythology of Sexual Assault and how that Affects Responses of the Community and Legal System, For Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care, June.

Patricia Easteal (2003) Cultural Awareness: The Cloudy Lenses of Assumption, For the Canberra Rape Crisis After Hours Counsellors, April.

Patricia Easteal (2003) My Motives and Incentives for Succeeding,’ Seminar for Women who are Leaders in their Fields, Commonwealth Attorney General Women’s Network.

Patricia Easteal (2003) Colliding Kaleidoscopes: Domestic Violence and the Law, Seminar to Tertiary Counsellors, Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (2003) Public address, ‘Women at Work and in the Home – Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?’ For the National Museum of Australia for International Women’s Day.

Patricia Easteal (2003) Colliding Kaleidoscopes: Domestic Violence and the Law, Seminar to ACT Women’s Services, March.

Patricia Easteal (2002) Colliding Kaleidoscopes: Domestic Violence and the Law, University of Canberra School of Law Seminar Series, November.

Patricia Easteal (2002) The Future of Women and their Commercial and Financial Interests Under Australian Law and Policy, TUC National Centre for Corporate Law and Policy Research, June.

Patricia Easteal (2002) Understanding Attrition in Reported Rape Cases Seminar, ACT Victims of Crime Coordinator, February.

Patricia Easteal (2001) Keynote, Talk, Trust and Feel: Breaking the Cycle of Female Offending. Working with Female Offenders Forum: Throughcare, Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (2001) Canberra Rape Crisis Centre’s 25th Birthday Celebration, December.

Patricia Easteal (2001) Chair, Women and Justice Forum and celebration of the Centre’s 5th Birthday, Superwomen? Will Changes to the Family Law Act improve the Superannuation Position of Women? Women’s Legal Centre ACT and Region, November.

Patricia Easteal (2001) Addiction: The Elephant in the Living room, presented to Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group, October.

Patricia Easteal (2000) Reclaiming Our Right to be Heard, Bateman’s Bay Inaugural Reclaim the Night March, October.

Patricia Easteal (2000) Battered Women Who Kill: Conflicting Visions of Reality in the Court, Queensland University of Technology Law Faculty seminar, September.

Patricia Easteal (2000) Sexual Assault and the Limits of Law Reform: Myths, Marriage and Migrants, Queensland University of Technology Law Faculty community seminar series, September.

Patricia Easteal (2000) Battered Women Who Kill: Conflicting Visions of Reality in the Court, University of Queensland Faculty of Law seminar series, June.

Patricia Easteal (2000) The Value of Sociolegal Research, Fenner Hall Academic Assistance, Program on legal research, May.

Patricia Easteal (2000)  Breaking the Silence: Violence, Culture and Law, Working Together for a Future of Peace and Non-Violence, ACT Legal Aid for Law Week, Canberra, May.

Patricia Easteal (1999) Integrating Sexual Violence Within Family Violence, Violence, Justice and Change, ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1999) Rape Law Reform: An Instrument of False Myths and Complacency, Women, Violence and the Law, seminar organised by NSW Local Courts, NSW Attorney General’s Department and NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women, Sydney, March.

Patricia Easteal (1998) Fear and Loathing in the ACT: A Feminist Journey to the Heart of the Academic Dream, Law Forum, Law Students Association and the Women Law Students Association, July.

Patricia Easteal (1998) An Overview of Balancing the Scales, for the launch of Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, Faculty of Law, ANU, September.

Patricia Easteal (1998) Hear the Voices of the Survivors, Reclaim the Night, Canberra, October.

Patricia Easteal (1997) The Impact of Violence and Addiction Upon Self-Esteem. Launch of the National Agency for Self-Esteem and Responsibility, Canberra, July.

Patricia Easteal (1997) Women Who Kill a Violent Partner: Where’s the Justice? Women Who Kill in Self Defence Public Forum, Melbourne, February.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Participant, National Forum on Violence, Parliament House, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Keynote,Taking the Domestic Out of Violence, Taking the Violence Out of Domestic, Making a Difference: What Works in Preventing Domestic and Family Abuse. National Conference on Domestic Violence, Perth, August.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Panel on NESB Experiences of DV, at National Conference on Domestic Violence, Perth, August.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Panel on GP Responses to DV, at National Conference on Domestic Violence, Perth, August.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Keynote, A Masculocentric Reality: The Limits of Law Reform and Choices for the Future, Balancing the Scales: Second National Seminar on Sexual Assault and Social Justice, Perth, June.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities, The Second Women in Migration Conference, Sydney, June.

Patricia Easteal 1996. Keynote, Isolation, Shame and Secrecy, Sexual Assault and NESB Women Conference, Sydney, May.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Sexual Assault by Health Practitioner’, First Australian New Zealand Conference on Sexual Exploitation by Health Professionals, Psychotherapists and Clergy, Sydney, April.

Patricia Easteal (1996) Shattered Dreams, Marital Violence Against Women: The Overseas-Born in Australia, Violence Against NESB Women: Developing a Strategy Conference, Melbourne, March.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Ending the Silence and Shame of Sexual Assault, Launch of Surviving Rape, Sydney, May.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Battered Women Who Kill: The Outcome in Court, National Seminar on Syndromes:  Violence Against Women- Syndrome or Social Travesty? Melbourne, May.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Gender and Justice, First Annual Forum on Justice for Women in the A.C.T. National Women’s Justice Coalition, Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Battered Woman Syndrome and the Court, NSW Director of Public Prosecution, Sydney, March.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Eskimo, Kinship Terms, Christopher Columbus and Women Who Kill Violent Partners: Reconstructing Reality, ACT Women Lawyers Association Annual Dinner, May.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust and Don’t Feel: Women in Prison, The Inner Wheel, June.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Women and Violence, CPSU Women’s Conference, June.

Patricia Easteal (1995) The Battered Woman Syndrome as a Defence, The College of Law Criminal Law Specialists Conference, Sydney, July.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Yes Means Yes: Date Rape and the Criminal Justice System, Fems Rea, ANU, August.

Patricia Easteal (1995) Eskimo, Kinship Terms, Christopher Columbus and Women Who for Domestic Violence Crisis Service Annual General Meeting, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1995) The Dysfunctional Workplace: Why Unionism and Industrial Democracy Can Fail, ACT Australian Labour Party, November.

Patricia Easteal (1994) A Prison Within a Prison:  Domestic Violence Among Migrants, Ethnic Communities’ Council of the ACT, Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal 1994 Violence Against Women:  Injustices in the Courts, Burgmann College, Australian National University, Canberra, March.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Sexual Assault Survivors:  the Medical Ordeal, Venerealogy Association, Sydney, April.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Voices of the Survivors launch, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Chair (Writing about Violence) and discussant (Writing about Abuse) at 6th International Feminist Book Fair, Melbourne, July.

Patricia Easteal (1994) ‘Healing from Sexual Assault,’ Survivor Celebration Day Central Coast Women’s Health Services, Gosford, August.

Patricia Easteal (1994) ‘Survivors of Violence:  from the Prison to the Home,’ North Canberra Women’s Probus Club, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Keynote, Sexual Violence and the Church Community, launch of Tamar, Canberra, February.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Women in Prison: A Continuous Crisis, launch of Voices from the Shadows, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, February.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Rape in Australia: Fighting the Myths, Pan-Pacific Women’s Group, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Rape in Australia: Confronting the Myths, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, July.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Women in Prison; Women at Work Seminar, NSW Parliament, Sydney, August.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Domestic Homicide, Canberra Marriage Guidance Counselling Annual General Meeting, Canberra, August.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Behind the Silence: Breaking Down the Myths, National Liberal Party Women’s Conference, Canberra, August.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Gender Inequity in the Australian Courts, ANU Debating Society, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1993) No Fair Go: Women in the Courts, ANU Law Society Fems Rea, Canberra, September.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Women and the Law, St Michael’s Uniting Church special breakfast, Melbourne, September.

Patricia Easteal (1993) The Role of Psychologist in Battered Woman Syndrome, College of Clinical Psychologists, Canberra, November.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Why NESB Women Do Not Get AVOs, Illawarra Legal Centre launch of multilingual brochure, Wollongong, December.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Battered Woman Syndrome in the Court, New South Wales Legal Aid Commission, February.

Patricia Easteal (1992) ‘Overseas-born Women in Prison’, Department of Immigration Local Government and Ethnic Affairs Book Launch Seminar, Sydney, April.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Battered Woman Syndrome as Grounds for Self-Defence, Victorian Legal Aid Commission, June.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel: the Dysfunctional Environment of Women’s Prisons, Women and Addiction Conference, Canberra, October.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Women and the Law, Office of the Status of Women, Hobart, December.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Rape in Australia, The Hobart Sexual Assault Support Service Inc. Tasmania, December.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Keynote, Domestic and Sexual Violence Within the Church, launch of Broken Rites Collective, Melbourne, December.

Patricia Easteal (1991) DNA Profiling:  The Need for a National Database, An Overview of the AIC Findings. Workshop on the Feasibility of a National DNA Profiling Database, Senior Managers of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories, April.

Patricia Easteal (1990) Doctors and Wife Battering Patients, Department of Sociology, Australian National University. Canberra.

Patricia Easteal (1989) Why Official Statistics Are a Poor Reflection of Domestic Violence Incidence, National Conference on Violence, Canberra.

Patricia Easteal (1988) Attitudes Towards Wife Battering, National Task Force on Domestic Violence.  Canberra.

Other Conference Presentations

Doris Bozen, Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2018) ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: Possible Contributors to an (Unjust) Resolution of Bullying Disputes in Australia’ 11th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment 6-8 June 2018, Bordeaux, France

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2018) ‘Bullying: Silencing by the Law’ 11th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment 6-8 June 2018, Bordeaux, France

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal, ‘Bully Culture wars: The Umpire Strikes Back’ No More Harm Conference: Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination, Melbourne, 12-13 April 2018

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2016) ‘But He took Down a Lot of Innocent People too’: the Silence of Workplace Investigations. The Eighth Biennial National Conference, The Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) , Melbourne, November.

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2016) Shutting-Up or Speaking-Up: Navigating the Invisible Line Between Voice and Silence in Workplace Bullying. 4th National Bullying Conference, No 2, Gold Coast, April.

Jessica White and Patricia Easteal (2015) Feminist Jurisprudence, the Australian Legal System and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence. Justice Connections 4, Canberra, November.

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2015) Australia’s National Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction:  The Mouse that Roared? Justice Connections 4, Canberra, November.

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2014) You Cannot Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist: How Mediation Silences Complaints of Workplace Bullying. Australian Labour Law Association Conference, Sydney, November.  

Keziah Judd and Patricia Easteal (2014) Sexual Harassment, Credibility and the Media – Unwelcome Conduct and the Reasonable Complainant. 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Milan, Italy, June.

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2014) Nothing Strengthens Authority So Much as Silence: Why so Few Bullying Targets Report. 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Milan, Italy, June.

Keziah Judd, Patricia Easteal and Kate Holland (2014) Messages from the Media: Socialiser, Definer of ‘Harm’, and Challenger, Shaper and Reflector of Attitudes about Violence against Women. Justice Connections 3 Symposium, Canberra, May.

Lauren Gray, Patricia Easteal and Lorana Bartels (2014) Proving Family Violence under the Family Violence Exception (Migration Regulations) 1994 (Cth): Will the 2012 Changes Ameliorate Process and Evidentiary Issues? Justice Connections 3 Symposium, Canberra, May.

Lorana Bartels, Patricia Easteal, and Helen Watchirs (2014) Females in Custody in the ACT: Gendered Issues and Solutions. Justice Connections 3 Symposium, Canberra, May.

Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2014) Navigating the Legal Remedy Paths in Workplace Bullying: Legal Practitioners’ View. Justice Connections 3 Symposium, Canberra, May.

Noni Nelson, Dalma Demeter and Patricia Easteal (2014) A Preliminary Look at Women as Arbitrators: Gender Differences and Potential for Discrimination. Justice Connections 3 Symposium, Canberra, May.

Jessica Kennedy and Patricia Easteal (2012) View from the Inside: The Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008. Justice Connections Symposium 2, Canberra, November.

Skye Saunders and Patricia Easteal (2012) I Just Think it all Comes Down to How the Girl Behaves as to How She is Treated: Sexual Harassment Survival Behaviours and Workplace Thinking in Rural Australia. Justice Connections Symposium 2, Canberra, November.

Keziah Judd and Patricia Easteal (2012) Media Reportage of Sexual Harassment: the Incredible Complainant. Justice Connections Symposium 2, Canberra, November.

Saunders, Skye and Patricia Easteal (2012) “Fit in or F#$@ Off!”: The (Non) Reporting of Sexual Harassment in Rural Workplaces. Second National Rural Regional Law and Justice Conference Coffs Harbour, May.

Kennedy, Jessica and Patricia Easteal (2012) Colour ‘Black letter’ ‘Sexual Assault Law Reform Grey: An Australian Example. International Conference Feminism and the Law, Pune India February.

Kennedy, Jessica and Patricia Easteal (2011) The Conception, Gestation and Birth of Legislation: the Sexual and Violent Offence Legislation Amendment Act 2008. Justice Connections Symposium, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal and Josie Hampton (2011) Who is the Good Bullying Victim/Corpse? Justice Connections Symposium, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal and Skye Saunders (2011) The (Un)Successful Rural Workplace Sexual Harassment Complainant.  Justice Connections Symposium, Canberra, June.

Saunders, Skye and Patricia Easteal (2010) Sexual Harassment in Rural Australia: Predicted Nature, Reporting, Employment Policies and Legal Response. Rural Regional Law and Justice Conference, November.

Patricia Easteal and Nicole Westmarland (2010) Pioneering a Virtual Sabbatical. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Melbourne, July.

Saunders, Skye and Patricia Easteal (2010)  Interpreting Vicarious Liability with a Broad Brush in Sexual Harassment Cases. 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, Cardiff, June.

Kennedy, Jessica and Patricia Easteal (2010) The Rights (Boxing) Ring: Australian Rape Trials. 2nd Global Conference:  Good Sex, Bad Sex: Sex Law, Crime, Ethic, Prague, May.

Patricia Easteal (2009) Research-led Education Intersections, Practices and Ideas. ALTA Conference, July.

Patricia Easteal and Keziah Judd (2008) Credibility and Outcome in Sexual Harassment Cases. 12th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Adelaide, August.

Patricia Easteal and Kate Harkins (2008) Are We There Yet? Relocation and Changes to the Family Law Act. 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, July.

Patricia Easteal and Susan Priest (2006) Employment Discrimination Complaints at the ACT Human Rights Office: Players, Process, Legal Principles and Outcome. Law and Society Conference, Wollongong, December.

Patricia Easteal (2004) Women Sexually Assaulted by a Partner or ex-Partner: Falling between the ‘Justice’ Cracks. Home Truths Conference, Melbourne, September.

Patricia Easteal (2001) Asian Women Victims of Domestic Violence: Some Interactions with the Australian Legal System. Sixth Women in Asia Conference, ANU, September.

Juliet Behrens, Patricia Easteal and Lisa Young (2000) Relocation Decisions in Canberra and Perth: A Blurry Snapshot. International Society of Family Law 10th World Conference, Brisbane, 9-13 July.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Homicide-Suicides between Adult Sexual Intimates. Public Health Significance of Suicide-Prevention Strategies.  Canberra, February-March.

Patricia Easteal (1994) The Revictimisation of Women by the Courts:  Women who Kill Violent Male Partners in Australia. 8th International Symposium on Victimology, Adelaide, August.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Rape Within the Family:  the Voices of the Survivors. 8th International Symposium on Victimology, Adelaide, August.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel: the Dysfunctional Culture of Women’s Prisons in Australia. 10th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Sydney, September.

Patricia Easteal (1994) Voices of the Survivors: Women’s Experiences of Sexual Assault. 10th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Sydney, September.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Violence in the Migrant Family. The Criminal Justice System in a Multicultural Society Conference, Melbourne, May.

Patricia Easteal 1993. Overseas-born Women in Australian Prisons:  The Forgotten Few. The Criminal Justice System in a Multicultural Society Conference, Melbourne, May.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Contributing Variables in Homicide Between Adult Sexual Intimates:  An Ethos of Male Domination. The Second National Conference on Violence, Canberra, June.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Translating Women’s Experiences:  the Need for Expert Witnesses in the Court. Law, Medicine and Criminal Justice. Gold Coast, July.

Patricia Easteal (1993) Sentencing in Homicide Between Adult Sexual Intimates:  the Role of Race and Gender. 9th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Sydney, September.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Homicide Between Adult Sexual Intimates: A Preliminary Examination. Homicide Conference, Melbourne, May.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Women in Prison: Drugs, Diversity and Distress. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Meetings, Melbourne, September.

Easteal, Patricia (1992) Rape Prevention. Sexual Assault Conference, Melbourne. October.

Patricia Easteal (1992) Findings of Two National Surveys. Sexual Assault Conference, Melbourne, October.

Patricia Easteal (1991) Battered Woman Syndrome: A Criminal Defence. Women and the Law Conference, Sydney, September.

Patricia Easteal (1991) Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in the Courtroom. Women and the Law Conference, Sydney, September.

Patricia Easteal (1991) DNA Profiling:  Problems and Potential as Forensic Evidence. New Zealand Society of Criminology meeting, October.

Patricia Easteal (1991) Premenstrual Issues and the Law. New Zealand Society of Criminology meeting, October

Authored Books

  • Simon Bronitt and Patricia Easteal (2018) Rape Law in Context: Contesting the Scales of Injustice. Federation Press, Sydney.
  • Anna Carline and Patricia Easteal (2014) Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women – Law Reform and Society: Shades of Grey. Routledge, London, 271.
  • Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer (2006) Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners, Hybrid, Melbourne, xviii+345.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) Less than Equal: Women and the Australian Legal System, Butterworths, Sydney. xiii + 254.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Shattered Dreams, Marital Violence Against Women: The Overseas-born in Australia, Bureau of Immigration and Multicultural Population Research, Melbourne. xviii + 201.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Voices of the Survivors, Spinifex Press, Melbourne. ix + 262.  
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Killing the Beloved: Homicide between Adult Sexual Intimates, Australian Institute of Criminology. xv + 198.  
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) The Forgotten Few: Migrant Women in Australian Prisons. Bureau of Immigration Research, AGPS, Canberra. xvii + 126.  

Edited Books

  • Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (eds) (2017) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Intervention Routledge, UK https://www.routledge.com/Perpetrators-of-Intimate-Partner-Sexual-Violence-A-Multidisciplinary-Approach/McOrmond-Plummer-Levy-Peck-Easteal/p/book/9781138910454
  • Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal and Jennifer Levy-Peck (eds) (2014) Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, 336 pages.
  • Patricia Easteal (ed) (2013) Justice Connections Cambridge Scholars Press, UK, xiv + 309.
  • Patricia Easteal (ed) (2010) Women and the Law in Australia, LexisNexis, Sydney, xlvi+538.
  • Patricia Easteal (ed) (1998) Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, Federation Press, Sydney. xxi + 226.  
  • Patricia Easteal (ed) (1993) Without Consent:  Rape Conference Proceedings, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. ix + 412.
  • Patricia Easteal and McKillop, S. (eds.) (1993) Women and the Law Conference Proceedings, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. vii + 273.

Published Reports

  • Georgina Sutherland, Patricia Easteal, Cathy Vaughan and Kate Holland, (2019) Mediated Representations of Violence against Women in the Mainstream News in Australia. BMC Public Health 19502 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6793-2
  • Georgina Sutherland, Angus McCormack, Jane Pikris, Cathy Vaughan, Michelle Dunne-Breen Patricia Easteal, and Kate Holland (2016) Horizons: Media representations of violence against women and their children Final Horizons Report, Sydney, ANROWS http://media.aomx.com/anrows.org.au/final H3_2.2_Media_WEB.pdf
  • Georgina Sutherland, Angus McCormack, Jane Pikris, Patricia Easteal, Kate Holland and Cathy Vaughan (2015) Media representations of violence against women and their children: ANROWS State of knowledge paper Landscapes Issue 15.
    https://www.ourwatch.org.au/getmedia/339a9055-16fb-4d57-8cb3-3d2a2f9c5fa1/Media-representations-of-violence-against-women-state-knowledge-paper.pdf.aspx
  • Patricia Easteal (2003) ACTCOSS: Building Bridges for 40 Years, ACTCOSS, Canberra, v + 129.
  • 5. Mugford, Jane, Patricia Easteal and Anne Edwards (1993) ACT Domestic Violence Research: Report to the ACT Community Law Reform Committee, ACT Attorney General’s Department, Canberra, xiii + 279
  • Patricia Easteal (1991) Crime Prevention and Public Transportation. Crime Prevention Series, Australian Institute of Criminology. viii + 75.
  • Patricia Easteal (1990) Forensic DNA Profiling: The Need for Australian Databases. Report for Attorney General’s Department and the Australian Police Ministers Council. x + 197.
  • Jane Mugford, Susan Pinto, Patricia Easteal, Ivan Potas, Aidan Vining and Paul Wilson (1989) The Future of Immigration Detention Centres in Australia. Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. xi + 127.
  • Patricia Easteal (1989) Vietnamese Refugees in Australia: Crime Rates of Minors and Youths in New South Wales. Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. xiv + 46.

Academic Journal Articles

  • Doris Bozin, Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2019) ‘ADR: Championing the (Unjust) Resolution of Bullying Disputes? Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 29: 162- 172.
  • Satomi Hamon, Patricia Easteal and Trevor Ryan (2018) ‘An Intersectional Critique of Protections
 for Indigenous Rape Victims in Court
’ Southern Cross University Law Review 19: 3-24
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal 2018, ‘The Secret Silent Spaces of Workplace Violence: Focus on Bullying (and Harassment)’ Laws, 7, 35; doi:10.3390/laws7040035
  • Nafiseh Ghafournia and Patricia Easteal, ‘Invisibility of Immigrant women in Domestic Violence Policy in Australia’ Laws 7(4), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/laws7040032
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal, (2018) ‘Procedural fairness in workplace investigations: Potential flaws and proposals for change’ Alternative Law Journal 43(3) 177-183 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1037969X18772134
  • Patricia Easteal, Jessica O’Neill and Trevor Ryan, ‘You’ll Get Good Tips Tonight: An Analysis of Gendered Appearance Codes in the Australian Service Sector’ Women Studies International Forum 72: 62-67 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2018.08.003
  • Jessica O’Neill, Simon Rice and Patricia Easteal, ‘Gendered Dress Codes in the Australian Service Industry: the question of Legal Remedies’ (In preparation)
  • Nafiseh Ghafournia and Patricia Easteal, ‘Help Seeking Experiences of Muslim Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors in Australia’(submitted to Journal of Family Violence)
  • Georgina Sutherland, Patricia Easteal, Cathy Vaughan and Kate Holland, ‘Mediated
    Representations of Violence against Women in the Mainstream News in Australia,’ (Submitted to BMC Public Health)
  • Nafiseh Ghafournia and Patricia Easteal, ‘Invisibility of Immigrant women in Domestic Violence Policy in Australia’ (accepted subject revision Laws)
  • 112. Hannah Walker, Patricia Easteal, Karen Blake and Allison Ballard, ‘Am I Liable? Understanding Employer Responsibility in Customer-Perpetrated Sexual Harassment?  (Accepted subject to revision Alternative Law Journal)
  • Patricia Easteal, Lorana Bartels and Reeva Mittal, ‘The Importance of Understanding the Victims’ ‘Reality’ of Domestic Violence,’ (accepted Alternative Law Journal)
  • Satomi Hanson, Patricia Easteal and Trevor Ryan, ‘Issues for Indigenous Rape Victim Witnesses: the Limitations of Victim Protection Measures’ (Accepted Southern Cross University Law Review)
  • Alicia Prest, Patricia Easteal and Fanny Thornton, ‘When the Mother-child Tie in Parenting Orders is Outweighed by Other Factors: A Snapshot in Time’ (accepted Australian Journal of Family Law)107.
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal, (2018) ‘Procedural fairness in workplace investigations: Potential flaws and proposals for change’ Alternative Law Journal https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X18772134
  • Patricia Easteal, Jessica O’Neill and Trevor Ryan, ‘You’ll Get Good Tips Tonight: An Analysis of Gendered Appearance Codes in the Australian Service Sector’ Women Studies International Forum 72: 62-67  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2018.08.003
  • Patricia Easteal, Kate Holland, Michelle Dunne Breen, Cathy Vaughan and Georgina Sutherland, (2018) ‘Australian Media Messages: Critical Discourse Analysis of Two Intimate Homicides involving Domestic Violence,’ Violence Against Women http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077801218780364
  • Patricia Easteal, Lisa Young and Anna Carline (2018) ‘Domestic Violence, Property and Family Law,’ International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 32(2) eby005, https://doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/eby005
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal, (2018) ‘What’s in a Word? The Language of Workplace Bullying,’ Alternative Law Journal43:1, 17-23.
  • Anthony Hopkins , Anna Carline and Patricia Easteal (2018) Equal Consideration and Informed Imagining: Recognising and Responding to the Lived Experiences of Abused Women Who Kill,  Melbourne University Law Review Volume 41(3), 1201-1236.https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/2771551/07-Hopkins,-Carline-and-Easteal.pdf
  • Nafiseh Ghafournia and Patricia Easteal, (2017) ‘Spouse Sponsorship Policies:  Focus on Serial Sponsors, Laws 6(4) 24; doi:10.3390/laws6040024.
  • Emma Fitch and Patricia Easteal (2017) ‘Vexatious Litigation in Family Law and Coercive Control: Ways to Improve Legal Remedies and Better Protect the Victims,’ Family Law Review, 7, 103-115.
  • Michelle Dunne Breen, Patricia Easteal, Kate Georgina Sutherland, Dr Cathy Vaughan (2017) Exploring Australian Journalism Discursive Practices in Reporting Rape: the Pitiful Predator and the Silent Victim. Discourse and Communication, pDs:O//dIo: i1.o0r.g1/107.171/177/510754084183113717669977858  .
  • Patricia Easteal and Allison Ballard (2017) Shutting-Up or Speaking-Up: Navigating the Invisible Line between Voice and Silence in Workplace Bullying. Alternative Law Journal 42(1), 47-54.
  • Patricia Easteal, Joshua Favalaro, and Fanny Thornton (2016) Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: the Consideration of Habitual Residence in Australian Courts. Family Law Review 6, 194-208.
  • Georgina Sutherland, Angus McCormack, Patricia Easteal, Kate Holland and Jane Pirkis (2016) Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of violence against women: a review of evidence and issues Australian Journalism Review 38(1): 5-17.
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2016) (Alternative) Dispute Resolution and Workplace Bullying: Some Pros and Cons from the Coalface. Alternative Law Journal 41(2) 105-109.
  • Emma Fitch and Patricia Easteal (2016) Proposed closures of remote Australian Aboriginal communities: dispossession without free and informed consent and legal remedies for appealing government budget decisionsAustralian Journal of Human Rights 22(1): 85-110.
  • Charlotte King, Patricia Easteal, Anthony Hopkins and Lorana Bartels (2016) Defensive Homicide for Battered Women Who Kill: A Safety Net or Not? Monash Law Review 42(1): 138-178.
  • Lorana Bartels and Patricia Easteal (2016) Women Prisoners’ Sexual Victimisation: Ongoing Vulnerabilities and Possible Responses. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice 2 (3): 206 – 216.
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2016) Australia’s National Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction:  Velvet Glove or Paper Tiger. Laws 5, 4; doi:10.3390/laws5010004.
  • Jessica White and Patricia Easteal (2016) Feminist Jurisprudence, the Australian Legal System and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: Fiction Over Fact. Laws 5, 11; doi:10.3390/laws5010011.
  • Victoria Blakely, Patricia Easteal, Emma Fitch and Jessica Kennedy (2015) Social Media Evidence in Family Law: What is probative value of different types and what kinds of social media evidence can be used in regards to which specific rules of evidence? Family Law Review 7: 81–101.
  • Dalma Demeter, Patricia Easteal and Noni Nelson (2015) Gender and International Commercial Arbitrators: Contributions to Sex Discrimination in Appointment TDM 4, www.transnational-dispute-management.com
    URL: www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=2240
  • Patricia Easteal, Annie Caligari Lorana Bartels and Emma Fitch (2015) Flexible Work Practices and Private Law Firm Culture: A Complex Quagmire for Australian Women Lawyers. QUT Journal of Law and Justice 15 (1) 30–50.
  • Patricia Easteal, Lorana Bartels, Kate Holland and Noni Nelson (2015) How Women who Kill are Portrayed in Newspaper Media? Connections with Social Values and the Legal System  Women Studies International Forum 51: 31–41.
  • Melissa Gibb and Patricia Easteal (2015) Defining Domestic Violence in Protection Order Legislation study in the ACT. Alternative Law Journal 40(2): 113–117.
  • Patricia Easteal Jessica Herbert and Jessica Kennedy (2015) Collaborative Practice in Family Law Matters with Coercive Control-type Violence: Preliminary Thoughts from the Practitioner Coalface. Family Law Review 5 (1): 13–33.
  • Patricia Easteal, Lorana Bartels, Emma Fitch and Helen Watchirs  (2015) Females in Custody in the ACT: Gendered Issues and Solutions,’ Alternative Law Journal 40(1): 18–22.
  • Patricia Easteal, Keziah Judd and Kate Holland (2015)  ‘Enduring Themes and Silences in Media Portrayals of Violence against Women. Women Studies International Forum. 48: 103–113.
  • Lauren Gray, Patricia Easteal and Lorana Bartels (2014) Immigrant women and family violence: Will the new exceptions help or hinder victims? Alternative Law Journal 39(2): 167–171.
  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal (2014) Mapping the Legal Pathways for Workplace Bullying: A Preliminary Overview. Alternative Law Journal 39(2): 94–98.
  • Patricia Easteal, Catherine Wynter Warden and Lisa Young (2014) The Kennon ‘Factor’: Issues of Indeterminacy and Floodgates. Australian Journal of Family Law 28: 1–28.
  • Lorana Bartels and Patricia Easteal (2013) Postnatal Depression as a Legal Defence to Filicide in Australia” Forensic Use and Judicial Responses. Melbourne University Law Review 37(2): 297–341.  
  • Skye Saunders and Patricia Easteal (2013) The Nature, Pervasiveness and Manifestations of Sexual Harassment in Rural Australia: Does ‘Masculinity’ of Workplace Make a Difference? Women’s Studies International Forum 40: 121–131.
  • Patricia Easteal and Dimian Grey (2013) Risk of Harm to Children from Exposure to Family Violence: Looking at How it is Understood and Considered by the Judiciary. Australian Journal of Family Law 27: 59–77.
  • Amy Dwyer and Patricia Easteal (2013) Cyber Bullying in Australian Schools: The Question of Negligence and Liability. Alternative Law Journal 38(2): 92–95.
  • Keziah Judd and Patricia Easteal (2013) Media Reportage of Sexual Harassment: the Incredible Complainant. Denning Law Journal  25(1): 159–180.
  • Skye Saunders and Patricia Easteal (2012) “Fit in or F#$@ Off!”: The (Non) Disclosure of Sexual Harassment in Rural Workplaces. International Journal of Rural Law and Policy 2: 1–17.
  • Sarah Ailwood, Patricia Easteal, Maree Sainsbury and Lorana Bartels (2012) The Nexuses of Research and Teaching: University of Canberra Faculty of Law Case Study. Legal Education Review 22(2): 317–338.
  • Tahlia Dwyer, Patricia Easteal and Anthony Hopkins (2012) Did She Consent? Law and the Media in New South Wales. Alternative Law Journal 17(4): 249–253.
  • Kennedy, Jessica, Patricia Easteal and Lorana Bartels (2012) How Protected is She? ‘Fairness’ and the Rape Victim Witness in Australia. Women’s Studies International Forum 35: 334–342.
  • Patricia Easteal, Sally Bradford and Lorana Bartels, (2012) Language, Gender and ‘Reality’: Violence Against Women. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice 40(4): 324–337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2012.05.001.
  • Doyle, Caroline, Patricia Easteal and Derek Emerson-Elliott (2012) Domestic Violence and Marriage Like Relationships: Have We Begun to Emerge from the Dark Ages?’ Alternative Law Journal 37(2): 91-95.
  • Ailwood, Sarah, Patricia Easteal and Jessica Kennedy (2012) Law’s Indifference to women’s Experience of Violence: Colonial and Contemporary Australia. Women’s Studies International Forum 35: 86–96.
  • Kennedy, Jessica and Patricia Easteal (2011) Shades of Grey: Indeterminacy and Sexual Assault Law Reform. Flinders Law Journal 13: 49–77.
  • Patricia Easteal, Keziah Judd, Skye Saunders and Bruce Arnold (2011) The DJ’s Case: ‘Trial’ by Lawyers and PR Spin. Alternative Law Journal 36(4): 230–235.
  • Patricia Easteal and Skye Saunders (2011) The (Un)successful Rural Workplace Sexual Harassment Complainant. Canberra Law Review, 10(2): 84–96.
  • Patricia Easteal and Josie Hampton (2011) Who is the Good Bullying Victim/Corpse? Canberra Law Review 10(2): 63–83.
  • Jessica Kennedy and Patricia Easteal (2011) The Conception, Gestation and Birth of Legislation: the Sexual and Violent Offence Legislation Amendment Act 2008. Canberra Law Review 10(2): 8–29.
  • Bruce Arnold, Patricia Easteal, Simon Rice and Simon Easteal (2010) It Just Doesn’t ADD Up: ADHD, the Workplace and Discrimination. Melbourne University Law Review 34(2): 359–391.
  • Anthony Hopkins and Patricia Easteal (2010) Walking in Her Shoes: Battered Women who Kill in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. Alternative Law Journal 35(3): 132–137.
  • Kristina Frketic and Patricia Easteal (2010) Public Perception of Teachers’ Sexual Misconduct: Does the Sex of the Teacher Make a Difference? Alternative Law Journal 35(3): 142–146.
  • Patricia Easteal and Nicole Westmarland (2010) The Virtual Sabbatical: A pioneering Case Study. Innovative Higher Education 35(5): 297–311.
  • Jessica Kennedy, Patricia Easteal and Caroline Taylor (2009) ‘Rape Mythology and the Criminal Justice System: A Pilot Study of Sexual Assault Sentencing in Victoria. ACSSA Aware 23: 13–22.
  • Patricia Easteal and Derek Emerson-Elliott (2009) Marriage-like Relationships: Can Battered Woman Syndrome or Reality Be Pleaded in Social Security Law? Alternative Law Journal 34(3): 174–177.
  • Patricia Easteal and Simon Rice (2009) On Michael Kirby. Alternative Law Journal 34(1): 2–3.
  • Patricia Easteal (2008) Teaching about the Nexus between Law and Society:  From Pedagogy to Andragogy. Legal Education Review 18 (1 and 2): 163–172.
  • Patricia Easteal and Kate Harkins (2008) Are We There Yet? An Analysis of Relocation Judgments in Light of Changes to the Family Law Act. Australian Journal of Family Law 22: 259–278.
  • Patricia Easteal and Keziah Judd (2008) ‘She Said, He Said’ Credibility and Outcome in Sexual Harassment. Women’s Studies International Forum 31(5): 336–344.
  • Patricia Easteal and Skye Sanders (2008) Interpreting Vicarious Liability with a Broad Brush in Sexual Harassment Cases. Alternative Law Journal 33(2) 75–79, 108.
  • Patricia Easteal (2008) Advice for Criminal Justice Staff and/or Advocates to Aid IPSV Survivors. Connections, Spring/Summer
    http://www.wcsap.org/advocacy/connections.htm
  • Patricia Easteal and Skye Sanders (2008) Interpreting Vicarious Liability with a Broad Brush in Sexual Harassment Cases. Alternative Law Journal 33(2): 75–79, 108.
  • Adele Rentsch and Patricia Easteal (2007) Gendered Work ‘Choices’: Women and WorkChoices. Flinders Journal of Law Reform 10: 315–340.
  • Patricia Easteal, Channy Cheung and Susan Priest (2007) Too Many Candles on the Birthday Cake: Age Discrimination, Work and the Law.  QUT Journal of Law and Justice 7 (1): 93–107.
  • Patricia Easteal and Susan Priest (2006/2007) Employment Discrimination Complaints at the ACT Human Rights Office: Players, Process, Legal Principles and Outcome. Contemporary Issues in Law 8(1): 62–79.
  • Patricia Easteal and Christine Feerick (2005) Sexual Assault by Male Partners: Is the License Still Valid? Flinders Journal of Law Reform 8 (2): 185–207.
  • Patricia Easteal and Miriam Gani (2005) Sexual Assault by Male Partners: A Study of Sentencing Variables. Southern Cross University Law Review 9: 39–72.
  • Patricia Easteal (2003) Violence Against Women in the Home: Kaleidoscopes on a Collision Course? QUT Law and Justice Journal 3(2): 250–273
  • Patricia Easteal (2002) Looking through the Prevailing Kaleidoscope: Women Victims of Violence and Intersectionality. Sister in Law, A Feminist Law Review 6: 48–77.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) Colliding Kaleidoscopes of Reality: Looking at Women and the Australian Legal System. Alternative Law Journal 26(6): 284–288.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) A Kaleidoscope View of Law and Culture: The Australian Sex Discrimination Act 1984. International Journal of the Sociology of Law 29: 51–73.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) Women in Australian Prisons: The Cycle of Abuse and Dysfunctional Environments. The Prison Journal 81(1): 87–112.
  • Patricia Easteal (1999/2000) Women, Law and Cultural Contexts: Kaleidoscopes of Reality. Contemporary Issues in Law 4(4): 213–234.
  • Astbury J, J Atkinson, J Duke, P Easteal, S Kurrie, P Tait and J Turner (2000) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Individuals. Medical Journal of Australia 173: 427–431.
  • Patricia Easteal, Juliet Behrens and Lisa Young (2000) Relocation Decisions in Canberra and Perth: A Blurry Snapshot. Australian Journal of Family Law 14: 234–258.
  • Peter Papathanasiou and Patricia Easteal (1999) The Ordinary Person in Provocation Law: Is the Objective Standard Objective? Current Issues in Criminal Justice 10(3): 53–73.
  • Amanda Pearce and Patricia Easteal (1999) The ‘Domestic’ in Stalking: Police and the Law in the ACT. The Alternative Law Journal 24(4): 165–169, 174.
  • Easteal, Patricia (1999) Reaching out to Survivors in the ACT: Culturally or Linguistically Diverse, Disabled, and Older. Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal 6: 56–59.
  • Deb Tyler and Patricia Easteal (1998) Sexual Harassment in the Tribunals: The Credibility Gap. The Alternative Law Journal 23(5): 211–215.
  • Patricia Easteal and Carmen Currie (1998) Battered Women on Trial – Revictimisation by the Courts. Sister in Law, A Feminist Law Review 3: 56–74.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Suppressing the Voices of the Survivors. Australian Journal of Social Issues 33(3): 211–229.
  • Patricia Easteal (1997) Marital Rape: Conflicting Constructions of Reality. Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal 3: 23–30.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Broken Promises: Violence Against Immigrant Women in the Home. Alternative Law Journal 21(2): 53–57, 63.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) A Masculocentric Reality: The Limits of Sexual Assault Law Reform and Choices for the Future. Sister In Law 1: 11–31.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) If Only I Didn’t…Maybe I Wasn’t… Alternative Law Journal 21(5): 225.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Double Jeopardy: Violence Against Immigrant Women in the Home. Family Matters 45: 26–30.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Reconstructing Reality. Alternative Law Journal 20(3): 108–112.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Redefining Reasonable in Self-Defence: the Battered Woman Syndrome. Cuadernos de Criminologia 5: 66–82.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust Don’t Feel. Alternative Law Journal 19(2): 53–57.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Addressing Violence Against Women in the Home:  How Far Have We Come? How Far To Go? Family Matters 37: 86–93.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Homicide between Adult Sexual Intimates:  Implications for Prevention. Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention 3: 24–40.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Homicide-Suicides Between “Partners”. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 24(2): 140–151.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Sexual Intimate Homicides involving Overseas-born In Australia: the tip of the Domestic Violence Iceberg? Australian Journal of Social Issues 29(3): 219–240.
  • Patricia Easteal, Kate Hugh and Jackie Easter (1994) Battered Women and Duress. Criminology Australia 6(2): 16–17.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Survivors of Sexual Assault: an Australian Survey. International Journal of the Sociology of the Law 22(4): 329–354.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Homicide Between Adult Sexual Intimates: a Research Agenda. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 26(1): 3–18.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Overseas-born Women in Australian Prisons:  A Prison Within a Prison. Journal of Criminal Justice 21(2): 173–184.
  • Patricia Easteal, Kate Hugh and Jackie Easter (1993) The Reasonable Battered Woman and Duress:  Educating the Judiciary. Alternative Law Journal 18(3): 139–140.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Sentencing Those Who Killed Their Sexual Intimates: An Australian Study. International Journal of the Sociology of Law 21(3): 189–218.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Gender Bias in the Courts. Stateing Women’s Health 3(6) 11–15.
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) Battered Woman Syndrome: Misunderstood? Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3(3): 356–359.
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) Gender Inequity in Australian Courts Criminology Australia 3(4) 10–12.
  • Patricia Easteal and Simon Easteal (1992) Attitudes and Practices of Doctors towards Spouse Assault Victims: An Australian Study. Violence and Victims 7(3): 217–228.
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 35: 1–7.
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) Rape. Violence Prevention Today 1: 1–7.
  • Patricia Easteal (1992) Battered Woman Syndrome: What is ‘Reasonable? Alternative Law Journal 17(5): 220–223.
  • Patricia Easteal (1991) Women and Crime: Premenstrual Issues. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 31: 1–8.
  • Simon Easteal and Patricia Easteal (1990) The Legal Use of DNA. Search 21(7) October/November.
  • Patricia Easteal and Simon Easteal (1990) The Forensic Use of DNA Profiling. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 26: 1–7.
  • Jane Mugford, Stephen Mugford and Patricia Easteal (1989) Social Justice, Public Perceptions and Spouse Assault in Australia. Social Justice 4: 103–123.
  • Patricia Easteal (1989) Young Vietnamese Offenders. Criminology Australia 1(2): 67.
  • Patricia Easteal, Reeva Mittal and Lorana Bartels, ‘The Importance of Understanding the Victims’ ‘Reality’ of Domestic Violence,’ Alternative Law Journal online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1037969X18790040

  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal  2018, The Secret Silent Spaces of Workplace Violence: Focus on Bullying (and Harassment)’ Laws, 7, 35; doi:10.3390/laws7040035

  • Nafiseh Ghafournia and Patricia Easteal, ‘Invisibility of Immigrant women in Domestic Violence Policy in Australia’ Laws 7(4), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/laws7040032 

  • Allison Ballard and Patricia Easteal, (2018) ‘Procedural fairness in workplace investigations: Potential flaws and proposals for change’ Alternative Law Journal 43(3) 177-183 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1037969X18772134

  • Patricia Easteal, Jessica O’Neill and Trevor Ryan, ‘You’ll Get Good Tips Tonight: An Analysis of Gendered Appearance Codes in the Australian Service Sector’ Women Studies International Forum 72: 62-67  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2018.08.003

 

Book Chapters and Refereed Conference Papers

  • Anna Carline and Patricia Easteal (2017) The Court’s Response to IPSV Perpetrators. In: Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (eds) (2017) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Intervention, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) UK, pp 143-152.
  • Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer (2017) The Mindset of IPSV Perpetrators: Motivations and Myths. In: Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (eds) (2017) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Intervention, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) UK, pp 33-43.
  • Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (2017) Introduction: Why a Focus on Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence is Essential? In Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (eds) (2017) In:  A Multidisciplinary Approach to Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Intervention, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) UK, pp3-8..
  • Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (2017) A Fresh Approach to Prevention, Identification and Accountability of IPSV Perpetrators. In: Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Levy-Peck and Patricia Easteal (eds) (2017) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Prevention, Recognition and Intervention, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) UK, pp 242-246.
  • Jessica Kennedy and Patricia Easteal (2014) Colour ‘Black Letter’ Sexual Assault Law Grey: An Australian Example. In: Feminism in the Subcontinent and Beyond Challenging  Laws, Changing Laws. Jaya Sagade, Vedna Jivan, Christine Forster (eds) Eastern Book Company, Lucknow, India, pp 107-121.
  • Patricia Easteal (2014) Advice for Criminal Justice Staff and/or Advocates. In: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp 210-220.
  • Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal and Jennifer Levy-Peck (2014) Introduction: The Necessity of Appropriate Service-Response to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp 18-29.
  • Jennifer Levy-Peck, Louise McOrmond-Plummer and Patricia Easteal (2014) Bringing It All Together. In: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp 308-317.
  • Jessica Kennedy and Patricia Easteal (2013) View from the Inside: The Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008, Justice Connections. Patricia Easteal (ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp 10-36.
  • Skye Saunders and Patricia Easteal (2013) I Just Think it all Comes Down to How the Girl Behaves as to How She is Treated: Sexual Harassment Survival Behaviours and Workplace Thinking in Rural Australia. Justice Connections. Patricia Easteal (ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp 106-128.
  • Keziah Judd and Patricia Easteal (2013) Media Reportage of Sexual Harassment: the Incredible Complainant. Justice Connections. Patricia Easteal (ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 88-105.
  • Patricia Easteal (2012) Violence Against Women: Colliding ‘Realities’. In: Violence: Do We Know It When We See It?: A Reader, eds. Dee Wood Harper, William E. Thornton and Lydia Voigt, Carolina Academic Press.
  • Patricia Easteal (2011) The Legal Education Academic: Research-Led Teaching. In: Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education. Jill Cowley, Sally Kift, Michelle Sanson, Penelope Watson (eds) LexisNexis, pp 529-556.
  • Patricia Easteal (2011) Sexual Assault Law in Australia: Contextual Challenges and Changes. In: International Approaches to Rape, G Gangoli and N Westmarland (eds), Policy Press, UK, pp 13-34.
  • Kennedy, Jessica and Patricia Easteal, (2010) ‘The Rights (Boxing) Ring: Australian Rape Trials’, in Helen Gavin and Jacquelyn Bent (eds), Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll: Psychological, Legal and Cultural Examination of Sex and Sexuality. InterDisciplinary Press, 2010. 
  • Patricia Easteal (2010) Setting the Stage: The Iceberg Jigsaw Puzzle. In: Women and the Law in Australia. Patricia Easteal (ed). LexisNexis, Sydney, pp 1-20.
  • Patricia Easteal and Anthony Hopkins (2010) Criminal Law: Defences to Homicide. In: Women and the Law in Australia, Patricia Easteal (ed). LexisNexis, Sydney, 109-129.  
  • Patricia Easteal (2010) Tips: The Iceberg and Global Warming Metaphor. In: Women and the Law in Australia, Patricia Easteal (ed). LexisNexis, Sydney
  • Patricia Easteal (2009) Women and the Law’ In: Michael Kirby: Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and His Legacy. Ian Freckelton and Hugh Selby (eds). Thomson Publishers, pp 867–886.
  • Patricia Easteal, Neil Kaye, Tom Reed (2009) PMS: Legal Usage and Limitations. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, A Jamieson and A Moenssens (eds). John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp 2149–2156.
  • Patricia Easteal (2009) De-Syndromizing: Battered Woman’s Reality. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, A Jamieson and A Moenssens (eds).  John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp 272–276.
  • Patricia Easteal (2003) Victim Kaleidoscopes: A Dynamic Pattern with Serious Harms. In: Australian Family Law in Context : Commentary and Materials, 3rd edition, P Parkinson and J Behrens (eds). Sydney: Law Book Company, pp 370–376.
  • Patricia Easteal (1999) Black and Blue, Inside and Out: The Masks and Dynamics of Violence Against Women in the Home. In: Australian Family Law in Context : Commentary and Materials, S Parker, P Parkinson and J Behrens (eds). Sydney: Law Book Company, pp 357–362.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) The Cultural Context of Rape and Reform. In: Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, P Easteal (ed). Federation Press, Sydney, pp 1–12.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Rape in Marriage: Has the License Lapsed? In: Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, P Easteal (ed). Federation Press, Sydney, pp 107–123.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Beyond Balancing. In: Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, P Easteal (ed). Federation Press, Sydney, pp 203–211.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Justice for Survivors: An Elusive Goal. In: Violating Trust – Professional Sexual Abuse, C Boeckenhauer, L Michael, N Ormerod and A Wansbrough (eds). Wild and Woolley Pty Ltd, Sydney.
  • Patricia Easteal (1997) Migrant Youth and Juvenile Crime. In: Juvenile Crime, Justice and Corrections. A Borowski and I O’Connor (eds). Addison, Wesley Longman, Melbourne.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Crime in the Family. In: Crime and Justice: An Australian Textbook in Criminology, K Hazlehurst (ed). The Law Book Company, Sydney, pp 91–112.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) What Is Rape? In: Sexual Abuse: Issues for the Nineties. Vol. 57, K Healey (ed). The Spinney Press, Sydney, pp 16–21.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Violence in the Family. In: A Culture of Violence, Issues for the Nineties. Vol. 59, K Healey (ed). The Spinney Press, pp 7–9.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Women Who Kill their Intimate Partners. In: The Thing She Loves. K Greenwood (ed). Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp 1–18.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities. In: BIMPR Bulletin, 17: 42-46.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Shame and Secrecy and Isolation: The Experience of Sexual Assault. In: Many Voices, Different Stories: Speaking Out About Cultural Diversity and Sexual Assault, Liverpool: Fairfield Multicultural Family Planning, pp 19-26.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) First Annual Forum on Women and Justice in the ACT. In: The Law Society of the ACT Gazette, June, no.157, pp 46-50.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) NESB Women in Victorian Prisons. In: Women and Imprisonment, Fitzroy Legal Service, Melbourne, pp 76–83.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues. In: The Penal System, Issues for the Nineties, vol 44, K Healey (ed). The Spinney Press, Sydney, pp 23–27.
  • Patricia Easteal and Jane Mugford (1995) Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. In: The Promise of Crime Prevention: Leading Crime Prevention Programs, P Grabosky and M James (eds). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 44–45.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Ethnicity and Crime. In: Australian Criminal Justice System in the mid 1990s, D Chappell and P Wilson (eds). Butterworths, Sydney, pp 87–105.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in the Courtroom. In: Proceedings of the Women and the L aw Conference. Patricia Easteal and Sandra McKillop (eds). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 165–172.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Battered Woman Syndrome: a Criminal Defence. In: Proceedings of the Women and the Law Conference. Patricia Easteal and Sandra McKillop (eds). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 37–47.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Homicide Between Sexual Intimates in Australia: a Preliminary Report. In: H. Strang and S. Gerull (eds). Homicide: Patterns, Prevention and Control, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 77–92.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Beliefs about Rape: A National Survey. In: Without Consent:  Rape Conference Proceedings. Patricia Easteal (ed). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 21–34.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Survivors of Sexual Assault:  A National Survey. In: Without Consent: Rape Conference Proceedings. Patricia Easteal (ed). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 73–93.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Rape Prevention: Combating the Myths. In: Without Consent: Rape Conference Proceedings. Patricia Easteal (ed). Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, pp 313–329.
  • Patricia Easteal (1993) Childhood Sexual Assault and Drug Abuse: Filling the Vacuum Within. In: Feasibility Research into the Controlled Availability of Opioids Stage 2, Working Paper Number 6, G Bammer (ed). National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Canberra.

Other Academic research Publications

  • Patricia Easteal (2016) Violence Against Women and the Legal Response. Legaldate
  • Skye Saunders and Patricia Easteal (2012) Reporting Sexual Harassment in Rural Workplaces. Legaldate 23(3).
  • Lorana Bartels and Patricia Easteal (2012) Domestic Violence: how the law treats women who kill a violent partner. The Conversation, 21 July, at http://theconversation.com/domestic-violence-how-the-law-treats-women-who-kill-a-violent-partner-6983.
  • Patricia Easteal (2010) ‘Access to Justice and Understanding VAW,’ for A Safe World for Women,’ at: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org.
  • Patricia Easteal (2009) Contributions to: Oxford University Press Australian Legal Dictionary. Tricia Mann and Audrey Blunden (eds).
  • Patricia Easteal and Skye Sanders (2008) Interpreting Vicarious Liability with a Broad Brush in Sexual Harassment Cases. The Law Society of Western Australia Brief, November (reprint of Alternative Law Journal article) .
  • Patricia Easteal (2008) ‘Foreword,’ In Celebration of Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Women in Canberra.
  • Patricia Easteal (2003) Reconciliation: A Journey. Book review. Law Society Journal, 41(5) June, p 86.
  • Patricia Easteal (2002) Splitting the World Open. Book review. Law Society Journal, 40 (7) August, p 92.
  • Patricia Easteal (2002) The Boxer’s Heart. Book review. Law Society Journal, April.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) Making Social Science Matter. Book review. Law Society Journal, 39 (8) p 93.
  • Patricia Easteal (2001) The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce. Book review. Law Society Journal, 39 (5) June, pp 93-94.
  • Patricia Easteal (2002) The Violent Marriage Trap. Athena, 2002.
  • Patricia Easteal  (2000) Spousal Homicide. Gender and Crime Unit, Deakin University.
  • Patricia Easteal (1999) The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Access and Equity: Reaching out to Three Communities – Culturally or Linguistically Diverse, Disabled and Older. Report for and funded by the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) It Brings All The Memories Back that I Went Through Witnessing Violence: The Bega, Allawah and Currong Flats; Residents Speak Out. Report for The YWCA funded under an ACT Government Healthpact Grant.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Women Who Kill a Violent Partner. In: Release Heather: Women Who Kill in Self Defence Forum: 2-10.
  • Patricia Easteal (1998) Women’s Encounters with Violence: Australian Experiences. Book Review, The Alternative Law Journal, 23(4), pp 203-204.
  • Patricia Easteal 1997 ‘A Hostage in Her Own Home: Why Battered Women Can’t Leave,’ Women’s International Net Magazine-Issue 1, September (http://winmagazine.base.org).
  • Patricia Easteal (1997) Bad Girls: Women in Prison. Women’s International Net Magazine-Issue 3a, November (http://winmagazine.base.org).
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Shattered Dreams: Marital Violence Against Overseas-born Women in Australia. Not the Same: Conference Proceedings and a Strategy on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for Non-English Speaking Background Women, Melbourne: DVIRC and Office of the Status of Women: 35-37.
  • Patricia Easteal (1996) Confidentiality of Counsellors’ Notes. Legal Studies column, Alternative Law Journal 21 (5): 229.
  • Patricia Easteal Gerull S. (eds) (1996) The Criminal Justice System in a Multicultural Society Conference Proceeding, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra (on disk).
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) ‘Marital Violence among the Overseas-born,’ The Criminal Justice System in a Multicultural Society Conference Proceeding, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology (on disk).
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) ‘The Forgotten Few: Overseas-born Female Inmates in Australian Prisons,’ The Criminal Justice System in a Multicultural Society Conference Proceeding, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology (on disk).
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Translating Women’s Experiences:  the Need for Expert Witnesses in the Court. Law and Medicine Conference Proceedings, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra. (on disk).
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Violence Against Women in the Home. Reproduced from Family Matters for Pickle Street, CD-ROM program, Board of Studies, New South Wales.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Foreword, Surviving Rape: A Handbook to Help Women Become Aware of the Reality of Rape, third edition, Sydney Rape Crisis Centre and Redfern Legal Centre Publishing Ltd. Sydney.
  • Patricia Easteal (1995) Women After Prison. Book review. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 30(2): 108-109.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Femicide: the Politics of Women Killing. Book review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 27(2): 210-211.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Domestic Violence in Australia. Book review, Alternative Law Journal, October: 248-249.
  • Patricia Easteal (1994) Women After Prison. Book review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 27(3): 309-310.
  • Patricia Easteal (1991) DNA Profiling: The Need for a National Database, An Overview of the AIC Findings. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Feasibility of a National DNA Profiling Database, ed. A. Raymond, Senior Manager of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories, Melbourne: 7-27.
  • Patricia Easteal (1988) Guide to Australian Domestic Violence Resources. Office of the Status of Women, Canberra.
  • Patricia Easteal (1988) Women and Social Security Fraud in Australia: Prosecution and Sentencing. National Women’s Consultative Council, Canberra.
  • Patricia Easteal (1988) Wife Battering: Attitudes of the Community, Victims and Service Providers. Office of the Status of Women, Canberra.

Professor Easteal has a strong commitment to innovative legal education derived from a multi-disciplinary background. Her aim in teaching is for those who attend to acquire the intellectual tools and self-confidence to become independent and lifelong learners through actively questioning conventional wisdom and assumptions about the neutrality of key legal constructs like ‘reasonable’ and ‘relevant’ and by reflecting on the complex ties between society and the law. Her innovative teaching has been recognised nationally and at the university level. She has also been recognised in awards as an excellent PhD supervisor.

Curriculum Design and Subject Convenor

Women and the Law. Developed curriculum and delivered (2011-2013). Developed curriculum and delivered online course (2014–2018)

Law Honours. Developed curriculum and delivered (2006–2018)

Family Law. Developed curriculum and delivered face-to-face (2002-2012). Developed curriculum and delivered online course (2014–2018)

Employment Discrimination and the Law. Developed curriculum and delivered face-to-face (2001-2012). Developed curriculum and delivered online course (2016- 2018))

Gender and the Australian Legal System. Developed curriculum and delivered (2002–2010)

Legal Research Project (2007–2010)

Women and the Australian Legal System. ANU Continuing Education, convenor and developer (2001)

Women and the Law (undergraduate). ANU Law Faculty, convenor and developer (1998, 2000)

Women and the Law (postgraduate). ANU Law Faculty, convenor and developer (1997–1998)

Invited Guest Lectures

Research, Teaching and Activism, for first year UC Law students (2016 and 2017)

Women, Culture and Law, for first year UC Law students (2005)

Colliding Kaleidoscopes: Domestic Violence and the Law, Seminar to Michigan State University students overseas program  (2003)

Myths about Violence Against Women in the Home, presented to Michigan State University Student Abroad program (2002- 1995)

Intersectionality; Sexual Harassment; Causes and Sentencing of Women Offenders; Women in Prison Queensland University of Technology Law Faculty (2000)

Research methodology (postgraduate) ANU Law Faculty, guest lecturer (1997–2000)

Honours research methods, ANU Law Faculty, guest lecturer (1999–2001)

Law Crime and Social Control, ANU, Sociology Department, guest lecturer (1999, 2001)

Law, Order and Culture, ANUTECH, Foundation class, Curriculum development  (1998)

Family Law, ANU Law Faculty (1996–2000)

Criminal Law,  ANU Law Faculty. (1995, 1999)

Law in Context, ANU Law Faculty (1996–97)

Violence Against Women in the Home: Policy Implications, University of Canberra Women and Politics (1996)

Feminist Legal Theory, ANU Law Faculty (1995)

Women and the Criminal Justice System, University of New England (1992)

  • Law & Advocacy Centre for Women, Victoria, Expert report for the defence in R v Edwards (2018).
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v McLaughlin (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria, Expert report and expert testimony for the defence in R v Williams (2014)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre), Expert report about Battered Woman’s Reality for Buchanan and Ferguson (2011)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Jacqueline Neville (2010)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Lesley Dowling (2010)
  • Women’s Law Centre, Perth, Expert report for mercy for Robyn Westgate (2010)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Expert report about Battered Woman’s Reality for Hunt (2009)
  • ACT Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Advice about Battered Woman’s Reality for an AAT case (Rolton v DEEWR (AAT No 2008/3542) (2008)
  • NSW Legal Aid, Expert report on Battered Women who Kill (2000)
  • NSW Law Firm (Dominic David Stamfords), Expert Report on Domestic Violence for Immigration Review Tribunal (1998)
  • New South Wales Legal Aid, Expert Report on Battered Women who Kill (1997)
  • ACT Legal Aid (Family Court), Expert Report on Domestic Violence (1997)
  • New South Wales Legal Aid, Expert Report on Battered Women who Kill (1996) Faculties
  • ACT Director of Public Prosecution, Expert report on Sexual Assault (1995)
  • South Australia Legal Aid funded Defence, Expert report on Battered Woman Syndrome (1994)

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