Renae Barker

Dr, BEc LLB Murd., PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20062020

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Personal profile

Biography

Renae Graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor’s degree in law with honours and Bachelor’s degree in economics. She subsequently completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2014. Her thesis explored the development of the relationship between the state and religion in Australia from 1788 to modern Australia. She joined UWA as a lecture in 2013, having tutored at the university of a number of years.

Roles and responsibilities

Mooting Coordinator

Teaching overview

UNDERGRADUATE
LAWS3334 Law and Religion
LAWS3391 Special Unit: Law and Religion

JURIS DOCTOR
LAWS4101 Legal Process
LAWS5307 Special Unit: Mooting

Research

Renae researches in the area of law and religion. Her particular areas of interest are religion and education, freedom of religion and state funding of religion.

Her current research focuses on the engagement of Muslim’s in the common law legal system. This includes the issue of the wearing of Islamic face veils (burqa and niqab) by witnesses and other participants in the court process.

Renae’s Phd thesis was titled ‘The changing relationship between the State and religion in Australia: 1788 to modern Australia. What has changed?, What is the same? And what does that tell us?’. It covered State restrictions on religious practice, religion and education and State funding of religion.

Previous positions

Advocate
Anglican Diocese of Bunbury

Research expertise keywords

  • Religion
  • Law and religion
  • Religion and education
  • Religion and public policy
  • Law and society

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Research Output

State and Religion: The Australian Story

Barker, R., Aug 2018, Australia: Routlege. 342 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Children in Schools: The Battle Ground of Religious Belief

    Barker, R., 2020, In : The University of Western Australia Law Review. 47, 1, p. 152 - 174

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Freedom of religion without a bill of rights: Australia’s peculiar approach to tackling freedom of religion and other human rights issues

    Barker, R., 2020, Freedom of Religion or Belief: Creating Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms. Babie, P., Rochow, N. & Scharffs, B. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 109-130 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    It is not inevitable: The Future of Faith-Based Schools after Ruddock

    Barker, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Australasian Catholic Record. 97, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Should Ethical Vegans Have a Beef with the Definition of Religion?

    Offer, K. & Barker, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Victoria University Law and Justice Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities

    The University of Western Austalia Law Review (Journal)

    Renae Barker (Editor)
    2020

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

    Evidence to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

    Renae Barker (Consultant)
    6 Feb 2019

    Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementSubmissions to or appearance before a government committee, inquiry or agency

    College of Lactation Consultants WA Inc 2019 Conference

    Renae Barker (Participant)
    22 Nov 2019

    Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar or course

    The Religious Discrimination Bill

    Renae Barker (Consultant)
    19 Nov 2019

    Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementProviding continuing professional development to industry/government/community

    Oral Evidence to Religious Exemptions Inquiry

    Renae Barker (Consultant)
    2019

    Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementSubmissions to or appearance before a government committee, inquiry or agency

    Press / Media

    Religious freedom for religious minorities

    Renae Barker

    4/09/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Should school uniforms be compulsory? We asked five experts

    Renae Barker

    16/08/1924/08/19

    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Who is the Australian Christian Lobby

    Renae Barker

    29/06/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media