Wayne Morgan is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Education) at the ANU College of Law.

Wayne undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

More generally, Wayne is an expert in anti-discrimination law including vilification. He is also an expert in international human rights law and domestic australian property law.

Fields of expertise



Rentals are grim and expensive. Should young people squat instead?

If you have ever shared a room with black mould, tiptoed over perpetually squishy carpet, or experienced the…


Colour and conflict: Mardi Gras has always danced between two worlds 

The year is 1978. Homosexually is illegal and queer rights are non-existent, but on a cold winter’s day…

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