Kieran Pender

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (ANU)
Visiting Fellow, Centre for International and Public Law
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law 180108
  • Labour Law 180118

Research interests

Kieran is a senior legal advisor with the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy and Research Unit in London, and a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for International and Public Law. He is a graduate of the ANU, where he was awarded the university medal. Kieran frequently writes, speaks and publishes on public law and employment law issues. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Saturday Paper and Australian Book Review, and has appeared on ABC and BBC radio and television. Kieran has guest lectured at universities across four continents, and spoken at the United Nations, European Parliament, World Bank and OECD.

Select academic publications include:

Getnick, Neil, Gregory Krakower and Kieran Pender, ‘Whistleblowers Beyond Borders: The Globalisation of Whistleblower Protection’ in Anti-Corruption Law and Practice Report 2017: Innovation in Enforcement and Compliance (International Bar Association, May 2017)

Pender, Kieran, ‘Red Scare on Ice: Antarctica, Australian-Soviet Relations and the International Geophysical Year’ (2017) 14 History Australia 645

Pender, Kieran, ‘The “Price” of Justice?: Costs-Conditional Special Leave in the High Court’ (2018) 42(1) Melbourne University Law Review 149

Pender, Kieran, ‘“Silent Members of Society”? Public Servants and the Freedom of Political Communication in Australia’ (2018) 29 Public Law Review 327

Pender, Kieran, ‘Before the High Court – Comcare v Banerji: Public Servants and Political Communication’ (2019) 41 Sydney Law Review 131

Pender, Kieran, Sofya Cherkasova and Anna Yamaoka-Enkerlin, ‘Compliance and Whistleblowing: How Technology will Replace, Empower and Change Whistleblowers’ in Jelena Madir (ed), FinTech: Law and Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2019)

Pender, Kieran, Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (International Bar Association, 2019)

Pender, Kieran, 'Official Secrecy, Freedom of Information, Whistleblower Protections and Government Employee Speech: Pieces of the Same Puzzle? An Australian Perspective' in Costantino Grasso (ed), Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice (Springer, forthcoming)

Pender, Kieran, ‘“Silent Members of Society”? Public Servants and the Freedom of Political Communication in Australia’ (2018) 29 Public Law Review 327

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