Gabriël A. Moens

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Professor Gabriël A. Moens AM is Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Queensland. He served as Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean and Professor of Law, Murdoch University; Head, Graduate School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Australia; Garrick Professor of Law, The University of Queensland; and Professor of Law, Curtin University.
He is the author/co-author/editor/co-editor of The Unlucky Country, Locke Press, 2024; Foundations of the Australian Legal System: History, Theory and Practice, LexisNexis, 2023; Emergency Powers, COVID-19 Restrictions & Mandatory Vaccination: A ‘Rule of Law’ Perspective, Connor Court Publishing, 2022; Enduring Ideas, Connor Court Publishing, 2020; Law of International Business in Australasia (2nd ed), The Federation Press, 2019; and The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia Annotated (9th ed), LexisNexis Butterworths, 2016.
Gabriël authors novels, short stories, and opinion pieces. His debut novel, A Twisted Choice, a thriller about the origins of the COVID-19 virus, was published by Boolarong Press in October 2020. Connor Court Publishing published his second novel, The Coincidence, in November 2021. His most recent short story, The Country Prowler, was published by Boolarong Press in June 2023 in The Outback: Anthology of Short Stories (Volume 8).

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