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  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast



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Research interests

I am interested in the impact of government decisions and their effect on individuals. I have a particular focus on administrative law and those institutions which review government decision-making (such as courts, tribunals and ombudsman).

Through my research I examine the 'broader contexts of law' and how to design effective, coherent and integrated oversight mechanisms. My research has a specific emphasis on tribunals, and this extends beyond administrative law and into sports law and other areas where tribunals are used to resolve disputes.

As a comparativist, I also seek to apply my research into other jurisdictions - to date this has included Pacific Island nations and Canada.

Statement for HDR students

I am interested to offer supervision for HDR students in administrative law. Of specific interest is the impact of government decision-making and associated oversight mechanisms.

I would also be interested to discuss HDR topics in the broad field of public law.

Please note that I am available to act as a Primary Supervisor to LLM students, and as an Associate Supervisor to PhD students.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Law, LLM, Australian National University

LLB, Macquarie University

BEc, Macquarie University

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Research Output

Storytelling in Our Legal System: Healing for the Stolen Generations

Bedford, N., 18 Sep 2020, In : The Australian Feminist Law Journal. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • AAT: Importance, Independence & Appointments

    Bedford, N., 11 Apr 2019, In : Australian Public Law Blog.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

    Open Access
  • Are objects provisions valuable to primary decision-makers? The case of Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme

    Bedford, N. & O'Donovan, D., 2019, The Coherence of Statutory Interpretation. Barnes, J. (ed.). Sydney: Federation Press, p. 180- 200 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Right to Information and Freedom of Information

    Bedford, N. & Hiscox, A., 30 Apr 2019, The Queensland Law Handbook. Oertel, A. & McVeigh, A. (eds.). Brisbane: Caxton Legal Centre Inc

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessionalpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Access to courts by public interest groups seeking to challenge government decisions: A comparative analysis of Canada and Australia

    Bedford, N. & Bonin, L., 2018, Global governance and regulation: Order and disorder in the 21st century. Ireland-Piper, D. & Wolff, L. (eds.). Oxon, p. 245-260 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Committees, Boards and Panelists
    • 1 Professional Memberships

    Voice Treaty Truth: International Flavour from Australia, Canada, South Africa

    Louise Parsons (Speaker), Narelle Bedford (Invited speaker) & Lisa Bonin (Invited speaker)

    11 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Merits Review

    Narelle Bedford (Speaker)

    5 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Bias: A Practical Discussion in a Conciliation Context

    Narelle Bedford (Speaker)

    26 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Law and Society Association (External organisation)

    Narelle Bedford (Member)

    1 Jan 20201 Jan 2021

    Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists