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Protecting Patients

Innovative medical treatment is essential to the development of medicine and we need to be constantly moving forward. However, in a world where we are constantly confronted with ‘the new’ and it is lauded as the next great thing, there is an assumption that new automatically means better. This assumption is reflected in the ongoing […]

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Better balance needed in State’s equal opportunity laws

Helping to protect students, patients and employees from unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity is at the heart of a range of reforms proposed for South Australia’s equal opportunity laws. In the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, the Institute has […]

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Legality of Unpaid Internships

Professor Andrew Stewart has published an article on the Legality of Unpaid Internships in The Conversation.

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Belgium and Euthanasia for Children

The recent extension of Belgium’s euthanasia laws to include children has been widely reported and sent some ripples of concern through the community.  Underlying this is, however, a note of caution. In a recent piece in The Conversation the authors call for caution in considering the new laws and their implications.  They point out that […]

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Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) conference

The annual AABHL conference is a wonderful opportunity to engage in inter-disciplinary discussion about health law and ethics.  The call for abstracts is now open: On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to invite you to the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) conference in Perth from the 2nd-4th of […]

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The Importance of Understanding Brain Death

There have recently been some events that demonstrate the problems arising when brain death is misunderstood.  Legally and medically,  irreversable cessation of all functions of the brain means that a person is dead. This of course is simple to say but given that a patient is often on ‘life’ support when the diagnosis occurs, there […]

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Congratulations to our Academics for securing University Interdisciplinary Research Funding

Last week the DVC(R) announced the outcomes of the University Interdisciplinary Research Funding round. The Faculty of the Professions secured 2 IDRF grants of $20,000 each. Sincere congratulations to the following members of the Faculty for their success in this round: • A/Prof Veronica Soebarto (Architecture) and A/Prof Paul Babie (Law), ‘Scoping study for crime […]

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Researchers to assist Fair Work Commission on pay equity

A research team based at Adelaide Law School has been engaged by the Fair Work Commission to prepare a research report on the equal remuneration provisions in the Fair Work Act. Under that Act, the Commission can make orders to ensure pay equity between male and female workers. This power has already been used to […]

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Upcoming PhD seminars for Adelaide Law School

Friday 23rd August, 11am – Karen Gross ‘The Role Institutions Play in Functional Insolvency Systems’ – Could a macroeconomic theory developed to explain the prosperity/poverty divide actually resolve a persistent regulatory problem? Friday 23rd August, 11:30am – Craig Ellis ‘Renewable Energy and Property Theory’ – Assuming a 100% renewable energy supply, would energy be considered […]

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Australia failing on child labour commitment – Media Release

University of Adelaide law experts say Australia is lagging behind much of the developed world by not signing an international convention on a minimum age for workers, while South Australia is also lagging behind the rest of the nation because it does not have adequate child labour laws. Speaking in the lead up to World […]

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