Senior Research Associate, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Law School, UNSW
Dr Sangeetha Pillai is a constitutional lawyer and a Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. She is an expert on Australian citizenship law, and the constitutional differences in the scope of government power that can be exercised over citizens and non-citizens. Her work on these issues has been published in leading Australian and international journals. She has also provided media commentary on various legal issues, particularly those raised by the recent introduction of broad citizenship stripping powers in Australia. She has appeared before and been cited by parliamentary committees on matters pertaining to Australian citizenship law.
Sangeetha is the Kaldor Centre's expert on the domestic public law framework that governs refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Her current research examines the ongoing exploration of the boundaries of parliamentary and executive power over such persons in Australian case law.
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University
Director, Federalism Project, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW, Australia
ARC Laureate Fellowship Project, 'Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge', UNSW, Australia
University of Sydney, Master of Laws
UNSW, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Proposals to strip citizenship take Australia a step further than most, Global Focus, NSW Law Society Journal
Commonwealth Power and Environmental Management: Constitutional Question Revisited (with George Williams), Environmental Planning and Law Journal
The High Court, the Constitution and Family Law (with George Williams), Australian Journal of Family Law
Citizenship bill lacks clarity and necessary safeguards, Rights Agenda
The Rights and Responsibilities of Australian Citizenship: A Legislative Analysis, Melbourne University Law Review
The Rhetoric and Reality of Australian Citizenship: A Constitutional Analysis, Monash University Law Review
Commonwealth Power over Higher Education (with George Williams), University of Queensland Law Journal