The governance landscape is fast evolving. Its evolution is expressed, in part, through changes in legal requirements and regulatory action.

The University of Queensland (UQ) Trust, Ethics and Governance Alliance (TEGA) are delighted to host this webinar. Join researchers from the UQ Law and Business Schools, and leading practitioners and public sector representatives to discuss two key developments that impact many Australian organisations: Greenwashing and defence export controls.

First, Ms Ilona Millar (Partner, Gilbert+Tobin), Professor Kathleen Herbohn (UQ) and Dr Barbora Jedlickova (UQ) explore the increased regulatory scrutiny and intervention to prevent the misrepresentation of environmental impacts, known as Greenwashing. Second, Mr Brett Sangster (McCullough Robertson) and Dr Lauren Sanders (UQ) will discuss the future of defence export controls applied to emerging disruptive technologies.

The webinar reveals how these developments will affect risk, compliance, reputation and operations for organisations across Australia. Attendees will gain insights from researchers and practitioners on relevant cases, regulatory changes, and the outlook in these critical fields.

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Moderator: Dr Sarah Jane Kelly | UQ Business School



Presenters - Topic 1: Greenwashing

Ilona Millar is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Banking + Projects group, specialising in Global Climate Change. She previously worked at a global law firm for 20 years on climate law and finance, including the development of law and policy and its implementation by both governments and the private sector. This experience extends to complex multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as the development of innovative responses to climate change and sustainability problems.

Ilona's particular focus is advising on the legal aspects of international and domestic climate change policy, carbon markets and emissions trading. She has worked extensively on the development of carbon contracts, carbon funds and carbon transactions in both the compliance and voluntary markets. Ilona also advises on regulatory issues associated with climate-related risk disclosure and the development and implementation of climate and ESG strategies, policies and plans.


Kathleen Herbohn is a professor in financial accounting at UQ Business School. Kathleen's research is concerned with corporate social responsibility for issues such as climate change and tax transparency with a focus on how public data can be used in debt and equity markets to inform stakeholders about organisational performance. Her other research interests include the role of financial accounting in informing capital markets in areas of ambiguity (e.g. impairment, business and operating risk, biological assets) and the accounting profession.

Kath provides a crucial accounting perspective on the greenwashing problem.


Barbora Jedlickova is a senior lecturer at UQ Law School with a speciality in competition law. Bara's principal research interests are competition law theories, competition law in the digital economy and comparative competition law. Her research has focused on various topics, including cartels, vertical restraints, bargaining power, and economic and jurisprudential theories and arguments in competition law. Her research also includes the analysis of specific markets with distinctive issues, such the grocery retail market, the pharmaceutical market and the telecommunications market.

In addition, she has a research interest in the use of competition law for environmental protection, which she will be using to contextualise greenwashing enforcement actions.


Presenters - Topic 2: Defence Export Controls on Emerging Tech

Lauren Sanders is a senior research fellow in the UQ Law School's 'Law and the Future of War' project. A former defence force lawyer, Lauren's research focuses on defence exports controls, the arms trade and sanctions regimes concerning trust military systems and associated technologies. Her broader research and teaching interests include international criminal law, international humanitarian law and domestic counter-terrorism law.

Lauren spent twenty years as an Australian Army signals officer and legal officer, and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor and on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and a legal advisor to ADF domestic counter-terrorism operations.


Brett Sangster is a Partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers. With national reach, Brett leads a bespoke Defence & National Security practice group with a sharp focus on supporting ADF capability and a flourishing sovereign defence industry through the provision of timely, pragmatic advice that is centred on national outcomes.

Drawing on more than 23 years’ experience in government and private enterprise, Brett has carved out a career as a thought leader and business strategist in the Defence & National Security sector. His deep interest in advancing Australian sovereignty is founded in his 14 year service as an Army officer, graduating from Duntroon in 1999. During his military service as an Army Legal Officer, Brett participated in numerous offshore deployments in the advancement of strategic military objectives, both war-like and humanitarian. For his efforts, he was awarded an ADF commendation in 2011.

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