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Lecturer in Law, Deakin University

Martin Hardie has managed bands and worked in Aboriginal Art and Craft centres. He has been a solicitor and a barrister, acting in matters concerning administrative law and constitutional law and particularly, as counsel for Australian Indigenous artists in their quest for copyright protection; the challenge by Jose Ramos Horta to the Australian Timor Gap legislation and in a case concerning the NT legislation legalising euthanasia. He has also been an advisor to various members of the former East Timorese resistance and government, a university lecturer, a cyclist, cycling journalist and team manager.

His time is spent with the ambition of becoming the archetype of life within communism; at the break of dawn a seakayaker during the day a teacher and a cook, cyber-conspiracist and correspondent, in the afternoons, a student and philosopher and, at nights, simply pleasant company.


  • 2008–present
    Lecturer in Law , School of Law, Deakin University


  • 1994 
    Northern Territory University, LLB (Hons)


  • 2011
    It's not about the Blood! Operacion Puerto and the end of modernity, , in Doping and Legal Rights Anthology, Routledge, 2011.
  • 2010
    I Wish I was Twenty One Now - Beyond Doping in the Australian Peloton ,
  • 2007
    Deleuze: Had I not done philosophy I would have done law, International Journal of Semiotics of Law, Springer, Germany, Volume 20, Number 5, January 2007.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    I Wish I was 21 Now, Doping and Australian Professional Cycling; Attitudes, Issues
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Anti Doping Research Program Commonwealth Govt

Research Areas

  • Law And Society (180119)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Law And Legal Studies Not Elsewhere Classified (189999)