Dr Jacob Deem is a Lecturer in Law at CQUniversity's College of Law, Criminology and Justice. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr Deem harnesses expertise in law, public policy and psychology to study the crucial relationship between citizens and governing legal/political institutions, with a particular emphasis on constitutional law and federalism. Dr Deem led the 2021 Australian Constitutional Values Survey to investigate Australians’ attitudes towards a First Nations Voice. Establishing a Voice, which is Australia’s “longest standing and unresolved project for justice” (Noel Pearson, 2020), is the subject of significant national debate. In an Australian-first, Dr Deem found that public support for a constitutionally protected Voice exceeds support for the government’s proposed legislated model, a finding that was reflected in government’s recent commitment to re-engage with the constitutionally-enshrined pathway.
Dr Deem has also provided consultancy advice to the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, and has worked with community legal centre partners on significant issues involving online self-help and videoconferencing technologies. Dr Deem is a fortnightly guest on ABC Radio Capricornia, where he provides expert commentary on current political and legal issues.
Central Queensland University
Griffith University Publication Assistance Scheme
Golden Key International - Honorary Member
Australian Postgraduate Award
Small Myers Hughes Lawyers
ANZSOG Review of the Australian Public Service
QLD Health Review of Regional Hospital Networks
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Associate Supervisor
Law - Access to Justice
Law - Administrative Law
Law - Constitutional Law