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ACHLR Public Lecture (18 September 2023)

Please join members of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research for a public lecture with Professor Kumaralingam Amirthalingam presenting: Standard of Care: Diagnosis Treatment, Advice, Consent and Surgery The starting point for the standard of care in medical negligence is the “peer professional” test set out in…

John Chesterman

ACHLR Public Lecture – John Chesterman

The Future of adult safeguarding in Queensland In 2017 the Australian Law Reform Commission produced a ground-breaking report entitled Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response in which it recommended that: ‘Adult safeguarding laws should be enacted in each state and territory. These laws should give adult safeguarding…

Genetic Discrimination in Australia: A Timely Reappraisal

Professor Margaret Otlowski joined the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance and the Australian Centre for Health Law Research to deliver a public lecture on the risk of genetic discrimination in life insurance policies. Professor Otlowski is a Professor of Law and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of…