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Andrew Denton and Justice Peter Applegarth AM

ACHLR 9th Annual Public Oration

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) hosted their 9th Annual Public Oration on March 29, 2022. This year’s oration, New Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation, was delivered by Andrew Denton and Justice Peter Applegarth (Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and chairperson of the Queensland Law Reform Commission).…

Artwork for Mental Health and Human Rights public lecture

Mental Health and Human Rights public lecture

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) and HEAL (Health, Ethics and Law) hosted a free keynote presentation and panel discussion on Monday 17 May, 2021. Abstract Australian mental health legislation is increasingly influenced by human rights considerations and international obligations. This is particularly so for the…

Cardiac Monitor

Resource limitations and End of Life decision making

Approximately 30% of adults in Australia die after a decision to stop or not start potentially life-sustaining treatments, including mechanical ventilation, artificial nutrition and hydration, and CPR. While these decisions are a common part of mainstream medical practice, they raise practical, legal and ethical challenges. A central justification…