Developed countries, dwindling national flexibilities, and access to essential medications during public-health emergencies

Dr Olugbenga Olatunji, Lecturer, The University of Sydney Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash In a recently published paper, I historicise the gradual but potent attacks of the developed countries on the breadth and effectiveness of flexible obligations in international patent agreements. Flexibilities are usually included in these agreements to strike a balance between the monopolistic nature of … Continue reading Developed countries, dwindling national flexibilities, and access to essential medications during public-health emergencies

Indigenous Peoples’ Inclusion in Food Governance

For NAIDOC Week, Dr Mark Lock speaks to Dr Belinda Reeve about championing health equity for First Nations Australians and their meaningful inclusion in all dimensions of food governance.  Reposted with permission from the Sydney Environment Institute website: https://sei.sydney.edu.au/qa/indigenous-peoples-inclusion-in-food-governance/ Santalum acuminatum, desert bush tucker peach quandong, Australian native fruit. John Moss Industrialised, corporatised food systems contribute to some of the most urgent … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Inclusion in Food Governance