Space and Technology Law and Policy Researcher
Mr Joel Lisk researches the laws applicable to private and commercial activities in new operating domains with a particular focus on the use of outer space. Joel’s research specifically focuses on how domestic laws are designed and their consequential impacts on commercial activities. Joel is a qualified lawyer, having previously worked in the areas of consumer and competition law, privacy and data, not-for-profits, and complex regulatory regimes. Joel continues to provide advice in these areas. Joel is also the Secretary of the Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand.
Selected Work and Outputs
The "Give Way Agreement" - The Future of Oribtal Coordination?
In this Article, Joel investigates the use of a 'Give Way Agreement' for avoiding collisions in space between satellites and other assets of different states and private companies.
Watch this space: The Development of commercial space law in Australia and New Zealand
Article written by Joel Lisk and Prof Melissa de Zwart on the domestic legal frameworks for space activities in Australia and New Zealand.
Low Earth Orbit, Satellite Constellations and Regulation
Report prepared by Prof Melissa de Zwart and Joel Lisk on the legal and regulatory challenges for LEO now and into the future.
Emerging provisions of domestic space law
Presentation at the 2019 International Astronautical Congress on common provisions used in new or heavily reformed domestic legal frameworks applicable to space activities.
Podcast: Joel Lisk breaks down space law regulations
Joel joined the Space Connect podcast to talk more about space law and regulation, and how this impacts on space operations.
INTERVIEW: As Space Junk Increases - Should we be worrying?
Joel provided comments to Steve Trask on the role of regulation on the issue of space debris for SBS News - News in Depth.
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Keeping Up with the Consumer Law
A podcast dedicated to exploring and explaining the Australian Consumer Law