Anthony is Professor in the Juris Doctor Program in the Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT. He has previously worked in the Law Faculties at the University of Melbourne and Australian National University, and the Department of Business Law, Monash University.
He has also worked extensively in legal practice, including several commercial firms and the Transport Workers Union. Anthony continues to work as a Consultant in the Melbourne Workplace Relations Group of the national legal firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Anthony carries out academic research on a wide range of aspects of employment and workplace law. He has undertaken a Fair Work Commission-funded study of the tribunal’s involvement in the enterprise bargaining process; an in-depth study of the 2011–12 Qantas bargaining dispute; and an overview of Australian workplace privacy law for the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training.
Current projects include comparative research on Law and the Future of Trade Unions in Australia and the UK; an examination of the Royal Commission on Trade Union Governance and Corruption and its implications for union regulation in Australia (just published in UNSW Law Journal); and a study of the Coalition Government's proposed reintroduction of the 'rule of law' in the the construction industry through the federal Building Code (forthcoming in Sydney Law Review).
In 2015-16, Anthony was the independent Chair of the Victorian Government Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work. The recommendations in the Inquiry's Final Report formed the basis for the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (currently before the Victorian Parliament).