Yee-Fui Ng

Research Visitor - Michaelmas Term 2023


Yee-Fui Ng is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University. Her research centres on the intersection between public law and politics, focussing on enhancing executive accountability. She was a 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar and undertook research at New York University on the digital welfare state.

Yee-Fui is the author of The Rise of Political Advisors in the Westminster System (Routledge, 2018) and Ministerial Advisers in Australia: The Modern Legal Context (Federation Press, 2016), which was a finalist of the Holt Prize. She has publications in leading Australian and international books and journals, including the Law Quarterly ReviewPublic LawFederal Law ReviewThe Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution, and The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives. She has received research funding totalling $473,000 from federal and State governments, universities and international organisations.

At the Bonavero Institute, Yee-Fui will be working on her book project on the regulation of automated government decision-making in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. She will analyse the adequacy of public law frameworks that apply to automated decision-making systems in these jurisdictions, focussing on constitutional law, human rights law, judicial review, freedom of information legislation, public sector privacy laws, and the operation of scrutiny bodies.