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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.

Business Professionals Networking Function

As part of the annual Professionals Week celebrations, coordinated by Hays Recruitment, The College of Business, Law and Governance hosts a networking function for our students studying Accounting, Economics, Event Management, Human Resources Management, Law and Marketing. 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.

Past topics that have been addressed by our guest speakers include 'The impact of technical disruption and how it will change the future game plan for business in the North Queensland region' and ‘Tips for Early Career Professionals and their Mentors’.


CITBA International Conference 2021

International Conference of Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS). Proudly hosted by the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA), at the College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University - Australia.

Inquiries to A/Prof Taha Chaiechi, the General Chair for BEMAS: taha.chaiechi@jcu.edu.au

For full details download the BEMAS Conference Flyer (PDF, 5232 KB)


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:

  • 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?

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Have your say on the stadium
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
James Cook University students are asking Townsville residents what they want from the new North Queensland Stadium.

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