Patricia Blazey, Business and Economics, Macquarie University

Patricia Blazey, Business and Economics, Macquarie University

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  • Title: Dr.
  • Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Unit Name:

    Global Legal Frameworks for a Sustainable Planet(BUSL100); China Trade and Investment Law (BUSL388); China Trade and Investment Law Post Grad (ACCG970)

  • Qualifications: Solicitor and Barrister - New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Federal Court, High Court of Australia; Solicitor, Northern Ireland, England and Wales; Nursing Sister England and Wales, New South Wales

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Areas of Expertise

  • Chinese Commercial Law
  • Sustainability Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Forest Law in developing countries
  • Evidence Law
  • Criminal Law
  • European Trade Law

Profile

Patricia Blazey teaches law in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance in the Faculty of Business and Economics. Her research interests are Commercial Law of China with a focus on Energy Law, Water, Waste and Environmental Protection and the associated area of corporate governance. She researches in the area of the law as it pertains to the world's tropical rainforests. This links into her research on sustainability and climate change. In practice she was a criminal lawyer and has a particular interest in Criminal and Evidence Law.

Professional Certifications:

  • Solicitor and Barrister - New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, High Court of Australia with
  • Solicitor, Northern Ireland with

Education

  • Master of Laws: (The University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Laws: (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Sociology (Macquarie University)
  • State Registered Nurse: Nursing (University College Hospital)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Training (College of Law)

Research grants

Year

Title

Funding Agency

Role

Status

Multi-Year

Awarded

2014

The governance of post-traumatic dementia in Australian Veterans for East Asia Research Cluster

Internal Faculty for Business and Economics

$10,000

Investigator

Funded

2014

November 2014

2011

The World Legal Information Institute European Law Collection: Effective access to European legal information (in English) for Australian researchers

ARC Linkage - Infrastructure Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

$200,000

 Investigator

Funded 

 

2011 

2010

Free access legal research infrastructure for the whole of the common law: Completing CommonLII

ARC Linkage - Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities Scheme

$200,000

 Investigator

Funded 

 

2010 

2010

Bringing Australian free access legislation to international best practice standards

ARC Linkage - Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities Scheme

$164,002

Investigator

Funded

 

2010

2009

Outside Studies Program (OSP)

GOV-MQ Outside Studies Program (OSP) $5,700

Principal Investigator

Funded 

 

2009

2012

Innovative software based feedback system

Division of Law

$15,000

Investigator

Funded

 

2012

2010

Evaluation on the reliability validity and effectiveness of introducing multiple choice assessment tasks into Business law Subjects

Faculty of Business and Economics

$3000

Investigator

Funded

 

2010

2006

Investigation Integration and Implementation of Generic Skills within the Business Law Curriculum

Macquarie University

$25,000

Investigator

Funded

 

2005

Current projects

  • Veterans
  • Tropical Rainforest Protection
  • China – environmental courts

Research areas

  • Chinese Commercial Law
  • Regulation of Tropical Forest Management and REDD-plus projects
  • Sustainability Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Criminal law

Publications

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P. Blazey, Xiangbai He (2015), 'China's Past, Present and future approach to Climate Change'East Asia's Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century The Future of Legal and Judicial Landscapes in East Asia Brill Academic Publishers Asian Law Series  vol 2 2015

Blazey, P . Xiangbai He 'China's Past, Present And Future Approach To Climate Change Issues' 2 International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2015 Brill's Asian Law Series East Asia's Renewed Respect for the Rule of Law in the 21st Century, pp 213-242

Blazey, P. (2014) 'The Trials and Tribulations of Gaining World Heritage Listing for Australia's only Tropical Rainforest'4 4 Journal of International Law and Policy 393-402

Blazey,P. (2012).  Approaches to increasing desertification in Northern China.   The Chinese Economy: translation and studies,45   (3), 88 - 101

Blazey, P.(2012).  Challenges faced in sustainably managing the tropical rainforest in Papua New Guinea.   OIDA international Journal of Sustainable Development, 4   (4), 35 – 59

Blazey, P.(2012).  Will China's 12th Five Year Plan allow for sufficient nuclear power to support its booming economy in the next twenty years?  Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, 21   (3), 461 - 484.   

Blazey,P. (2012).  Theoretical issues that underlie the drafting of a binding treaty to prevent further deforestation and degradation of the world's tropical rainforests.   International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2(2), 176-190.   Cadman, T.,Maraseni, T., & Blazey, P. (2012).  Perspectives on the quality of global environmental governance: an evaluation of NGO participation in global climate negotiations in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.   Third Sector Review, 18   (1), 145 - 169.    

Blazey,P. (2011).  Sustainable management of world forests - to what extent can regulation drive it?   International journal of public law and policy, 1 (2), 202-219

Blazey, P.& Wetton, R. (2010).  The Greek Affair: A Cause or a Symptom of the European Union Instability?   Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 7(7), 147-169.    

Gillies, P.& Blazey, P. (2010).  Feed-in tariffs in Australia: fiscal incentives and regulatory regimes - current developments and policies for the future.   International Journal of Private Law, 3 (3), 317-331

Blazey,P. & Gillies, P. (2009).  China - Growth and its Challenges.   Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 6 (n/a),253-264

Blazey, P.& Xenos, J. (2009).  The European Union's Response to the global Financial Crisis - Can member nations avoid a move to protectionism?   Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 6 (n/a),291-300

Blazey, P.& Connors, B. (2008).  Emissions Trading- Traps For New Players.   Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 5 (-), 291-308.   

Kapterian, G.,Gillies, P., & Blazey, P. (2008).  Reducing Emissions from Coal in Australia: Fiscal and Related Instruments - the Current State ofPlay.   Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 15 (1),56-71

Blazey, P.& Gillies, P. (2008).  Recognition and Enforcement of foreign judgments in China.   International Journal of Private Law, 1(3-Apr), 333-342.  

Cited in Li v State of New South Wales [2013] (Court of Appeal) NSWCA 165 (7 June 2013)

Cited in Jennings-Kelly v Gosford City Council [2012] NSWDC 84 (1 June 2012)

Cited in Chen v Keddie [2009] (Supreme Court) NSWSC 762(7 August 2009)

Selby, J.,Blazey, P., & Quilter, M. (2008).  The Relevance of Multiple Choice Assessment in Large Cohort Business Law Units.   Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 1 (1&2), 203-212.    

Blazey, P.& Govind, P. (2007).  Climate Change - Financial adaptation challenges for the insurance industry.   Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 4(-), 15-48

Blazey, P.(2007).  China's Rapid Economic Growth and Resultant Negative Externalities.   University of New South Wales Law Journal, 30 (3),867-878.    

 Ashiabor, H. & Blazey, P. (2007). Phasing Out Detrimental Ecological Subsidies in the Fossil Fuel Sector: Challenges and Prospects for the Asia Pacific Region.   Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10 (3-Apr), 211-252.  

Blazey, P.& Govind, P. (2006).  The Song Remains the Same - The Status of the Rule of Law in China at the 5th Year Anniversary of WTO Membership.  Macquarie Journal of Business Law, 3 (-), 47-63.    

 Blazey, P. (2005).  Non Payment of Pay as You Go With Holding Tax and the Implications for Company Directors.  Journal of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association, 1 (3), 70-83.   

Blazey P. (1998) 'Spittingand the Law – an examination of the law of assault' 22 Criminal Law Journal 151.

Blazey P. 'Doli Incapax – 'A Review of its Current Application' Criminal Law Journal February Blazey P, Goldring J. 'Constitutional and Legal Mechanism of Police Accountability in Australia' in Noore and Wetten Keeping the Peace University of Canberra and the Royal Institute of Public Administration Australia Canberra 1994

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P Blazey, Kaywah Chan, 2011, Chinese Commercial Law, ThomsonLegal

P Blazey, Kaywah Chan, 2008, Chinese Commercial Law Legal System,Thomson Legal and Regulatory 

P Blazey, J. Doris, J. Conomos, 1996, Concise Evidence FederationPress

Court Guidebook to Children and the Criminal Law Redfern Press 2000 with other authors

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Blazey, P.(2011). The legal response to increasing problems of waste disposal. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 559-559). Australia:  Thomson Reuters.   

Blazey, P.& Li, W. (2011). Ascertaining the appropriate contract law for a specific commercial purpose. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 551-551). Australia: Thomson Reuters. 

Blazey, P.(2011). The challenges of environmental protection. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China(pp. 535-535). Australia:  Thomson Reuters

Blazey, P.(2011). The significance of China's five year plans. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China(pp. 31-31). Australia:  Thomson Reuters

Blazey, P.(2011). China's new approach to energy and clean energy in the 21st century. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 522-522). Australia:  Thomson Reuters.  

Blazey, P.(2011). Legal responses to deforestation and desertification. In Blazey,Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 505-505). Australia:  Thomson Reuters. 

Blazey, P.(2011). The importance of agency law. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 145-145).Australia:  Thomson Reuters.   

Blazey, P. (2011).China's legal and policy challenges in the 21st century. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 18-18). Australia:  Thomson Reuters

Stoianoff, N.& Blazey, P. (2011). Intellectual property laws and governance. In Blazey,Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 180-180). Australia:  Thomson Reuters.   

Blazey, P.(2011). The law of ownership - the new property rights law. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China(pp. 166-166). Australia:  Thomson Reuters

Blazey, P.(2011). Ascertaining the appropriate contract law for a specific commercial purpose. In Blazey, Patricia and Chan, Kaywah (Eds.), Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China (pp. 117 - 138). Australia:  Thomson Reuters.   

 Blazey, P. (2009). The Australian National Emission Trading Scheme. In Rowena Cantley-Smith and Diana Bowman (Eds.), Green Power: An environmental audit of the national electricity market (pp.103-116). Bayswater, Australia:  Research Publications.   

Blazey, P.(2009). The Fiscal and Regulatory Challenges of Managing Sinks, with a Focus on Australia. In Jacqueline Cottrell, Janet E Milne, Hope Ashiabor, Larry Kreiser, Kurt Deketelaere (Ed.), Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation - VolumeVI (pp. 773-789). United Kingdom:  Oxford University Press. 

Blazey, P.,Connors, B., & Delacey, C. (2009). The Vicissitudes of Global Emissions Trading Schemes. In Rowena Cantley-Smith and Diana Bowman (Eds.), Green Power: An environmental audit of the national electricity market (pp.85-102). Bayswater, Australia:  Research Publications.   

 Blazey, P. & Gillies, P. (2009).Sustainable Housing in Australia: Fiscal Incentives and Regulatory Regimes -Current Developments and Policies for the Future. In Lin-Heng Lye, Janet E Milne, Hope Ashiabor, Larry Kreiser, Kurt Deketelaere (Ed.), Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation-Volume VII (pp. 229-245). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press

Blazey, P.,Selby, J., & Gillies, P. (2009). Negligence and the Civil Liability Act2002 (NSW). In Gillies Blazey and Selby (Eds.), Business Law in Australia(BUSL250) (pp. 17). Sydney:  Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited

Blazey, P.(2008). Overview of China's Economic Growth, Society and Politics. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commercial Legal System (pp.1-18). Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co

Blazey, P.& Govind, P. (2008). Environmental Law in China. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commerical Legal System (pp. 439-468).Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co.   

Blazey, P.& Kapterian, G. (2008). Traditional Chinese Law. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commercial Legal System (pp. 19-55). Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co.   

Blazey, P.(2008). Culture and its Relationship to Undertaking Business in China. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commercial Legal System(pp. 57-69). Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co. 

Blazey, P. (2008).China's Foreign Trade Regime. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commerical Legal System (pp. 199-206). Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co

Blazey, P.& Govind, P. (2008). The Rule of Law in China. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commercial Legal System (pp. 145-155).Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co

Blazey, P.& Tian, Y. (2008). Intellectual Property Law in China. In Patricia Blazey and Kay-Wah Chan (Eds.), Chinese Commercial Legal System (pp. 321-334).Pyrmont, NSW:  Lawbook Co

Ashiabor, H.,Blazey, P., & Connors, B. (2008). The Political Economy of taxes and Emissions Trading in Australia's Climate Change Policies. In Nathalie Chalifour; Janet Milne; Hope Ashiabor; Kurt Deketelaere; Alberto Cavaliere (Ed.), Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume 5 (pp.257-292). USA:  Oxford University Press.   

Ashiabor, H.& Blazey, P. (2006). Fiscal Instruments and the Management of Transition to Sustainable Mobility in Australia- Challenges and Prospects. In Alberto Cavaliere, Hope Ashiabor, Kurt Deketelaere, Larry Kreiser, Janet Milne (Ed.), Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation: International and Comparative Perspectives,Volume 3 (pp. 143-165). USA:  OUP Oxford.

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Report on Review of the Solicitors and Barristers Admission Board Diploma in Law Course 1994 with Judge Jack Goldring et al

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Blazey, P.& Conomos, J. (2005).  Discretionary Decision Making and the Evidence Acts 1995 (Cth and NSW).   precedent, 6 - 12.    

Blazey, P.(2003).  Dignity at Work.   Plaintiff, 27 - 30

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P. Blazey, Braga and Coimbra EACS l Conference July 2014'The Feasibility and Effect of Establishing Stand alone Environmental Courts throughout China  – Limitations and Challenges'

P. Blazey, ISA World Congress July 2014 (Yokohama, Japan)"The Need for Land Tenure Rights for Indigenous Populations Living in Tropical Rainforests'

P. Blazey, Xiangbai He. 'Climate Change China's Past, Present and Future Approach to Climate Change Issues'. Ko Guan Law School Jiao Tong University Shanghai February 2013 The Third East Asian Law& Society Conference "Building the East Asian Socio-Legal Community: Theoretical Visions and Empirical Challenges"

P. Blazey. 'Understanding China's Need to Focus on Its Renewable Energy Expansion Programme and the Relationship to Its Climate Change Policy' Hiroshima University January 2013 The Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

International Conference Center Hiroshima, Japan.

P. Blazey, 'The Trials and Tribulations of Gaining World Heritage Listing for Australia's only Tropical Rainforest' IAITL Conference Bangkok November 2013

P. Blazey, Law and Society Honolulu 2nd June 2012' China's Renewable Energy Expansion Programme and the 12th Five Year Plan 2011 – 2015'

P. Blazey 1st International Public Law Conference Cyprus September 2011

 'Theoretical Issues that Underlie the Drafting of a Binding Treaty Preventing the Deforestation of the World's Tropical Rainforests'  Second East Asian Law and Society Conference, Seoul Korea 30 September to 1 October 2011 Chair and Discussant Asian Legal History

P Blazey, 'Challenges Faced in Sustainably Managing the Tropical Rainforest in Papua New Guinea' 5 December 2011 OIDA International Conference on Sustainable Development Malaysia

P.Blazey, 'Desertification, environmental problems and China's development' Asia Institute Conference 5 August 2011 Melbourne University  – The City and the Country Side and the World China's rural and urban transformation and their global connections

 

P. Blazey, Second East Asian Law and Society Conference,Seoul Korea 30 September to 1 October 2011. 'Does China's 12th Five Year Plan allow for sufficient energy to be produced from nuclear power plants to support its booming economy in the period 2011 – 2015?'  Chair of Plenary Session on Chinese Legal History

P.Blazey, Asia Institute Melbourne University –The City and the Country Side and the World China's rural and urban transformation and their global connections. 'Desertification, environmental problems and China's development' August 2011

P. Blazey, 'Challenges Faced in Sustainably Managing the Tropical Rainforest in Papua New Guinea'5 December 2011 OIDA International Conference on Sustainable Development

P Blazey, 9th Global Conference:Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom) Mansfield College Oxford in July. 'The need for land rights for indigenous forest people.'

P Blazey 'The Effects of Deforestation in China' Inaugural East Asian Law and Society Conference, 5-6 February 2010 at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 

P. Blazey, Climate Change Information Sharing Forum Australian Security Research Centre Canberra 30 September 2010 'The Importance of Rainforests in the Climate Change Debate'

P.Blazey, H. Ashiabor, 'Financing REDD – Critical Evaluation Of The REDD Mechanism that promotes Carbon Sequestration in Tropical Rainforest's'  11th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation 2010 Bangkok 3 November 2010

P. Blazey, 'Sustainable Management of World's Primary Forests  – To What extent can Regulation Drive it?'   Fifth International Conference on Legal Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI) The Fourth International Law and Trade conference (ILTC) and the First International Private Law Conference (IPLC) Barcelona 3-5 November 2010 Chair Environmental Law

P. Gillies, P Blazey, 'Sustainable Housing in Australia  – Fiscal Incentives and Regulatory Regimes - Current Developments  – Policies for the Future' 9th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation 6 November 2008

P Blazey, P Gillies, 'Reducing Emissions from Coal in Australia: Fiscal and Related Instruments – the Current State of Play' 8th Conference of Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation Munich 2007

P. Blazey,& Govind, P. (2007).  'Climate Change - Financial adaptation challenges for the insurance industry.'  Presentation to the annual dinner of the Insurance Council and with papers given by The Hon Malcolm Turnbull and Professor Tim Flannery

HAshiabor, P.Blazey 'Taxes and Emissions Trading in Australia's Climate Change Policies: Some Critical Issues' Seventh Annual Global Conference on Environmental Tax Issues Ottawa 2006

H Ashiabor, P. Blazey,  'Phasing out Detrimental Environmental Subsidies in the Fossil Fuel Sector' Challenges and Prospects for the Asia Pacific Region' 3rd Asian Law Institute Annual Conference in East China University Shanghai 2006 The Development of Law in Asia:Convergence versus Divergence

P Blazey, 'Harmonization and the Rule of Law in China  – Can East meet West' presented at the Second ASLI Conference Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok 2005

H.Ashiabor, P Blazey, "Increasing Renewable Energy Capacity and Utilization through Market Instruments and Taxes - the Australian Experience". Presented at the Sixth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Tax Issues --Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium 22-24 September 2005

H. Ashiabor, P Blazey, 'Fiscal Instruments and the Management of Transition to Sustainable Mobility in Australia – Challenges and Prospects' Fifth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation Issues Pavia 2005

PBlazey, 'The Practical Application of Doli Incapax Following C v DPP (UK') Paper presented to the Legal Aid Commission's Continuing Legal Education Programme 1997

P Blazey,'The Problems Associated with Environmental Law under a Federal System of Government.' Droit et Environnement Journees Juridiques Franco-Helleniques Orleans University France1996

P Blazey, The Problems of Discretion and the Evidence Act 1995' Crown Prosecutors Conference Wollongong 1996

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Radio  Presentations

ABC Rural Radio 'China's approach to environmental issues'

Professional Membership

  • Admitted (Holder of Unrestricted Practicing Certificate) of: Practice NSW Law Society, Sydney Australia
  • Admitted of: Practice Northern Ireland Law Society, Northern Ireland Ireland
  • Admitted of: Practice England and Wales Law Society, United Kingdom England and Wales

Community engagement

Justice of the peace NSW


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