Author: Belinda Reeve
Developed countries, dwindling national flexibilities, and access to essential medications during public-health emergencies
Developed countries have wound back the breadth and effectiveness of flexible obligations in international patent agreements.
Indigenous Peoples’ Inclusion in Food Governance
For NAIDOC Week, Dr Mark Lock speaks to Dr Belinda Reeve about championing health equity and inclusion for First Nations Australians in food governance.
Alcohol companies continue to play by their own rules, putting our children’s health at risk
Alcohol companies are largely left to write and administer their own rules through the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme.
A short(ish) explainer on public health law
Stay-at-home orders, curfews, and mandatory quarantine have brought public health law to the public’s attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The courts’ role in treatment for childhood gender dysphoria: recent updates
In 2020 and 2021, there were significant developments in the courts’ role in treatment for childhood gender dysphoria. The UK case of Bell v Tavistock is well known, but Re Imogen is of more practical importance here in Australia. Both cases illustrate the changing role of the courts in treatment for childhood gender dysphoria, following…
The Covidsafe app: speed at the expense of transparency and accountability
Australia’s COVIDSafe app was launched by the Australian Government in April 2020. But the app has been hampered by concerns about its security, privacy, and effectiveness.
Big Alcohol and COVID-19: industry rules fail. Again.
By Hannah Pierce, Kathryn Backholer, Sarah Jackson and Florentine Martino Reposted from MJA Insights: https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2021/11/big-alcohol-and-covid-19-failing-self-regulation-again/ WE know some people are more likely to drink – and drink more – during times of uncertainty and stress. Unsurprisingly, the alcohol industry is also aware of this. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how quickly and creatively the alcohol industry will…
COVID-19, patients’ mental capacity and prisoners
The coronavirus pandemic has raised an abundance of issues at the intersection of law and medicine. In recent co-authored articles, Cameron Stewart, Professor of Health, Law and Ethics at the University of Sydney Law School considers some of these issues. Mental capacity assessments for COVID-19 patients: Emergency admissions and the CARD approach In this Journal of Bioethical Inquiry article, Professor Cameron…
COVID-19, medical research governance, and public health orders
Posted by Belinda Reeve on behalf of Cate Stewart The impact of coronavirus-related biomedical research and public heath laws have been considered in recent articles co-authored by Cameron Stewart, Professor of Health, Law and Ethics at the University of Sydney Law School. Science at warp speed: COVID-19 medical research governance In biomedical research focused on developing COVID-19 vaccines…
Four things to think about before starting a PhD
Everyone’s thoughts are turning towards 2022, and hopefully, how much better it’ll be than the cluster truck that was 2021. For you, thinking about 2022 could mean considering whether or not to start postgraduate studies, and more specifically, a PhD. This is a big call. A life-changing event, in fact. This blogpost covers four things…