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Emeritus Professor Stephen Corones
Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Science,
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
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PhD (University of Queensland), LLM (University College London), LLB (University of Queensland), BCom (University of Queensland)


Access to infrastructure, Competition law, Consumer protection

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Stephen Corones is a leading researcher and author recognised for his expertise and leadership in the areas of competition law, consumer protection law and market regulation.

He was appointed a Professor within the Faculty of Law in 1994, and since then has led successful research and law reform projects with significant impacts on the development of law and policy.

Law Reform

In 2007 Stephen was engaged by the Productivity Commission to prepare a Comparative Study of State and Commonwealth Consumer Protection legislation and advise the Productivity Commission generally in relation to its terms of reference for the reform of Australia’s consumer protection laws.

In 2008 Stephen was appointed by the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) for a three-year term.

In 2009 he led the CCAAC inquiry into the adequacy of existing laws on implied conditions and warranties, the existence of extended warranties and their interaction with laws on implied conditions and warranties, and the need for ‘lemon laws’ in Australia. This report was influential in framing the consumer guarantees regime in the Australian Consumer Law.

In 2011 he was re-appointed to CCAAC for a further three-year term.

In 2015-16, Stephen was appointed by Commonwealth Treasury to prepare a Comparative Study of Consumer Protection Laws as part of the Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand review of the Australian Consumer Law.

Research Grants

Stephen has received the following funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC):

  • 2006-07 ARC Discovery Grant: $171,304
  • 2007-10 ARC Discovery Grant: $394,879
  • 2011-14 ARC Linkage Grant with the Financial Services Council of Australia: $505,378.

Professional Associations

From 2005 to 2009, Stephen was Deputy Chair of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Recent publications

  • 2016: The Australian Consumer Law (3rd ed) (Thomson Reuters, Sydney)
  • 2014: Competition Law in Australia (6th ed) (Thomson Reuters, Sydney)
  • 2014: Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics in Queensland (2nd ed) with Nigel Stobbs and Mark Thomas (Thomson Reuters, Sydney).

Research interests

  • Competition law and market regulation
  • Consumer protection
  • Investor protection
  • Product liability.
This information has been contributed by Emeritus Professor Stephen Corones.


Units currently taught


  • LLB204 Commercial and Personal Property Law
  • LLB410 Competition Law


  • LWN050 Competition Law
  • LWN051 Consumer Law
  • LWN406 Interface between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Rights
This information has been contributed by Emeritus Professor Stephen Corones.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

The Value of Financial Planning Advice - Process and Outcome Effects on Consumer Well-Being
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Financial Advice;Well-Being;Investment;Consumer Protection
Technical and Legal Models for Virtual Info-Sharing Networks (VISN) for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Information Sharing Network;Critical Infrastructure;Virtual;Legal Framework;SCADA;Information Privacy