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News, Partnerships and Events

The College of Business, Law and Governance is proud to collaborate with a number of organisations and initiatives across the Cairns and Townsville regions. These mutually beneficial partnerships thrive on innovation and drive success. Together we support a passion for learning, the local community, and the Tropics. Below is a snapshot of some of the programs and organisations the College is a part of.

We also host a number of events each year for our students and the wider community.

JCU Legal Studies Conference

Enrichen your passion and education for the Law. The JCU College of Business, Law and Governance invites Legal Studies Teachers and Students in Year 11 and 12 from all schools in the Far North Queensland region to attend the 2023 Legal Studies Conference. More information to come.


CBLG Business Insider Professional Networking Event

The College of Business, Law and Governance hosts a networking function for Townsville and Cairns Industry and JCU Business and Commerce Students. This event is an opportunity for our business and law students to hear from, and network with, professionals working in those areas and JCU alumni, in order to build connections within their chosen industries.


Mayo Lecture

The Mayo Lecture is an annual event run by the College of Business, Law and Governance in conjunction with the James Cook University Law Students Society (JCULSS) in honour of Mrs Marylyn Mayo, JCU's foundation law staff member. The JCULSS instituted the Mayo Lecture in 1991 as a tribute to Marylyn's work in maintaining a law presence at JCU and, ultimately, in establishing the full law degree here.

Recent Mayo Lectures have been delivered by:

  • Justice Lincoln Crowley - Queensland's inaugural First Nations Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby, on the topic 'Nuclear Proliferation and the Singapore Summit: A Challenge to International Law';
  • Mr Anthony Morris QC, on the topic 'Human rights under siege on all sides: The combined onslaught of Terrorism, Political Correctness and the Dictatorship of Bureaucracy';
  • Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, on the topic 'The Common Law and the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Privileges: Insights from the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry'.

NQ Schools Constitutional Convention for ATSI Students

The annual Queensland Schools Constitutional Conventions are for secondary students of humanities, social sciences and legal studies from the state, catholic and independent schooling sectors.

Queensland Schools Constitutional Conventions:

  • Educate senior secondary students about the Australian Constitution and how it guides democracy
  • Include opportunities for students to listen to speakers presenting perspectives on a constitutional issue and to participate in debates and plebiscites
  • Provide the basis for the election of Queensland's delegate team to attend the National Schools Constitutional Conventions (NSCC) held in Canberra each year.

JCU’s College of Business, Law and Governance supports the annual North Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students, which is run in partnership with the Queensland Government's Department of Education and Training. The topics debated have included How to include Indigenous people in the Australian Constitution?; Raising Awareness of Constitutional Reform and Should the Australian House of Representatives have one allocated Indigenous seat from each State and Territory?

College of Business Law and Governance, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, James Cook University is happy to host

The 16th Australasian Trade Workshop

18 - 19 March, 2023

JCU Cairns, Bada-jali campus, Cairns City

36 Shields Street, Cairns

More information will be announced soon.

News

New group to reignite cultural tourism
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
James Cook University is part of an international group working on how best to re-start cultural tourism after the trade was practically halted by the Covid pandemic.

‘Living green’ but wasting food
Thu, 7 Jul 2022
A targeted study of food waste in Australia has found that the practice persists even among those who aim for a sustainable lifestyle.

Lost tourists need new approach
Fri, 27 May 2022
A James Cook University researcher wants authorities to take a completely different approach to safeguarding tourists in an attempt to prevent them becoming lost in the wilderness.

Rock fishers at risk while life jacket warnings go unheeded
Thu, 21 Apr 2022
A new study has found warnings for people who fish from rocks are going unheeded, with an innovative approach needed to prevent further tragedy.

Hotel quarantine should upgrade
Thu, 14 Apr 2022
James Cook University investigators say hotel quarantine could be made a lot more bearable by listening to the experiences of people confined during Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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