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Dr. Anthony Morrison

Anthony Morrison

Position: Research Fellow 
Phone: +61 (02) 4252 8701
Email: amorriso@uow.edu.au
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 303
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Biography:

Dr Anthony Morrison is a Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. At ANCORS, Dr. Morrison teaches in courses CMP 905 (Legal Regulation of Shipping), CMP 907 (Maritime Security Law and Policy), and CMP 908 (Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region) and provides guest lectures in other subjects in the Master of Maritime Policy course and in marine pollution and Places of Refuge for other courses conducted at ANCORS. 

Dr Morrison came to ANCORS after having spent over 30 years as a lawyer in private, corporate and public practice as a Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, a lawyer in private practice, Legal Counsel and Claims Manager for an insurance company and, for the 20 years prior to coming to ANCORS, a senior lawyer and company secretary for the Maritime Service Board of New South Wales (MSB) and its various successor bodies. During this latter period, he undertook various roles including Legal Manager of the MSB, General Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the MSB until its abolition in 1995, acting General Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Sydney Ports Corporation, Corporate Secretary of the Port Kembla Port Corporation, General Counsel to the Office of Marine Administration and finally General Counsel to the NSW Maritime Authority. In these roles Dr Morrison performed a broad range of legal roles in property law, planning law, environmental law and shipping law with a particular specialty in the law relating to marine pollution. He also provided specialist advice on many aspects of shipping law and policy including drafting and amending NSW oil pollution legislation and representing the NSW Maritime Authority on several interdepartmental and interstate committees concerning implementation of the Ballast Water Convention, the coordination of State and Territory laws on oil pollution and the planning and implementation of the National Maritime Emergency Arrangements. From 1996 to 2006, also Dr Morrison represented the NSW Maritime Authority at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and during this period was a member of the Legal Committee and Legal Counsellor for the Australia/Oceania region of IAPH. 

Research interests:

Dr Morrison’s research interests include Law of the Sea, marine environmental law, maritime security, legal regulation of shipping and ports, marine insurance and commercial maritime law.

Current research projects:

Maritime policy and legislation of the coastal States bordering the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean including current claims for extended continental shelf 

RESEARCH STUDENTS:

Neil BAIRD: Passenger Vessel Accidents - Why They are so Frequent and Deadly and How their Frequency and Deadliness could be Reduced

Professional membership:

Law Society of New South Wales

Governance Institute of Australia (Fellow)

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Fellow)

Selected Publications:

Books

Anthony Morrison, Places of Refuge for Ships in Distress: Problems and Methods of Resolution (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012). 

Refereed Articles

Anthony Morrison, “Places of Refuge for ships in distress: the Australian position”, (2011) 3/3 Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs 82-92. 

Refereed Book Chapters

Anthony Morrison and Martin Tsamenyi, “Ballast Water Management and Control” in Guifang Xue and Ashley White (eds) 30 Years of UNCLOS (1982-2012): Progress and Prospects, (China University of Political Science and Law Press, Beijing, 2013), 131-161. 

Non Refereed Book Chapters

Anthony Morrison, “Places of Refuge” in Frank Smeele and Anthony Morrison (eds.), Legal Manual for Port Administrators (International Association of Ports and Harbors, 2011) 

Anthony Morrison, “Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas” in Frank Smeele and Anthony Morrison (eds.), Legal Manual for Port Administrators (International Association of Ports and Harbors, 2011) 

Presentations:

“Places of Refuge” at the Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Jerusalem, 21-24 May, 2012 

“Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas- the Torres Strait” at the Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Jerusalem, 21-24 May, 2012  

“Ballast Water Management and Control” (Paper presented at conference entitled 30 Years of UNCLOS (1982-2012): Progress and Prospects held at China World University, Qingdao, 22-24 November 2012)

Last reviewed: 21 May, 2015