Dr Vanitha Sundra-Karean


Dr Vanitha Sundra-Karean
NameDr Vanitha Sundra-Karean
Email Addressvanitha.sundra-karean@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Law)
QualificationsLLB(Hons) London, LLM Malaya, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Law and Justice
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3211-5681
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Fields of Research

  • 480699. Private law and civil obligations not elsewhere classified
  • 480799. Public law not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Labour Law Association
LAWASIA
LLB(Hons)
London
1990
LLM
Malaya
1998
PhD
Qld
2004
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2017Defining the Employment Relationship: Comparative legal perspectives from emerging and developing economiesInternational Labour Organization, Geneva

Judicial power in transplanted common law constitutions: Malaysia's continuing struggle - one step forward, two steps back

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2020. "Judicial power in transplanted common law constitutions: Malaysia's continuing struggle - one step forward, two steps back." Public Law: the constitutional and administrative law of the commonwealth.

The erosion of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment law: are common law and statute necessarily uncomfortable bedfellows?

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2016. "The erosion of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment law: are common law and statute necessarily uncomfortable bedfellows?" Common Law World Review. 45 (4), pp. 275-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473779516669680

Is the employment construct a socio-legal or purely economic phenomenon? In search of a redefining theory for employment law

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2013. "Is the employment construct a socio-legal or purely economic phenomenon? In search of a redefining theory for employment law." Foley, Tony (ed.) Annual Australian National University ECR Workshop 2013. Canberra, Australia 14 - 15 Feb 2013 Canberra, Australia.

Common law versus statutory regulation of individual labour rights in Australia: how is the public interest best served?

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2012. "Common law versus statutory regulation of individual labour rights in Australia: how is the public interest best served?" Roles, Cameron, Stewart, Andrew, Lambropoulos, Victoria and Riley, Joellen (ed.) 6th Australian Labour Law Association Biennial Conference (ALLA 2012): Working in the Public Interest. Canberra, Australia 16 - 17 Nov 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

The role of corporate social responsibility and soft law options in the protection of migrant workers' interests in host countries: the case of Malaysia

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha and Syed Ahmad, Sharifah Suhanah. 2012. "The role of corporate social responsibility and soft law options in the protection of migrant workers' interests in host countries: the case of Malaysia." Asian Journal of Social Science. 40 (4), pp. 509-523. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685314-12341245

Employment law and theory: a Malaysian focus with a comparative perspective

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2012. Employment law and theory: a Malaysian focus with a comparative perspective. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian Current Law Journal.

In defense of soft law and public-private initiatives: a means to an end? - The Malaysian case

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2011. "In defense of soft law and public-private initiatives: a means to an end? - The Malaysian case." Theoretical Inquiries in Law. 12 (2), pp. 465-487.

Labour law reform in Malaysia: challenges and opportunities in a globalized environment

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2010. "Labour law reform in Malaysia: challenges and opportunities in a globalized environment." 23rd Law Association for Asia and the Pacific Conference (LawAsia 2010): Asia's Economic Century: Opportunities and Challenges of Inclusive Growth. New Delhi, India 11 - 14 Nov 2010

Industrial adjudication – reforms and the future of industrial tribunals in Malaysia: a perspective for individual labour

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2010. "Industrial adjudication – reforms and the future of industrial tribunals in Malaysia: a perspective for individual labour." 1st Annual Employment and Labour Law Conference 2010. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010

Labour's voice in corporate governance – the role of corporate social responsibility in generating change at the Malaysian workplace

Sundra-Karean, Vanitha. 2009. "Labour's voice in corporate governance – the role of corporate social responsibility in generating change at the Malaysian workplace." 19th World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL 2009). Sydney, Australia 01 - 04 Sep 2009

Australian constitutional law: commentary and cases

Ratnapala, Suri, Koch, Cornelia, Thomas, John and Karean, Vanitha. 2007. Australian constitutional law: commentary and cases. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press.

Charting new horizons in procedural fairness and substantive fairness in individual employment law

Sundra Karean, Vanitha. 2007. "Charting new horizons in procedural fairness and substantive fairness in individual employment law." Malayan Law Journal. 6, pp. i-xvi.

The constitutional right to livelihood as a developing field in Malaysian labour jurisprudence

Sundra Karean, Vanitha. 2007. "The constitutional right to livelihood as a developing field in Malaysian labour jurisprudence." Malayan Law Journal. 5, pp. lxxxviii-cxxi.