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  • An End to AIDS by 2030
    Master of Health Law candidate Natasha Naude reports on her experiences attending the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, as the first Sydney Law School-IDLO health law intern.
  • Sydney health law student to join the IDLO delegation
    Master of Health Law candidate Natasha Naude will join a delegation from the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) attending the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
  • Could a sugary drinks tax improve Australian diets?
    UK sugar tax move sheds light on childhood obesity prevention
    Soft drink consumption increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay. Does Australia need a sugar tax too, asks Dr Belinda Reeve.


  • Preventive health in Australia: where to from here?
    15 October 2015
    "If you were sitting by the river, and someone floated by – drowning – would you go in and save them?" asked Professor Rob Moodie AM, speaking at a public seminar jointly hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre on 7 October. "But here’s the real question: how many people would need to float by, drowning, until you felt compelled to go upstream and see who was pushing them in?"
  • Bundaberg Rum and Dora the Explorer: the reality of alcohol advertising in Australia
    24 September 2015
    Lax alcohol advertising rules leave few options for concerned parents, says Professor Roger Magnusson.
  • Inaugural Sydney Neurolaw Workshop
    31 July 2015
    On the 25 June, the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics hosted the first Sydney Neurolaw Workshop: Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms: Responsibility, Liability and the Capacity to Punish here at Sydney Law School.
  • Making the world a better place: health, human rights, and global justice
    20 July 2015
    Professor Larry Gostin's "Global Health Law" class took an interesting turn on Thursday afternoon, 16 July, with a "guest lecture" from the Honourable Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia


  • Who’s afraid of the nanny state?
    28-29 April 2014
    Sydney Law School has partnered with the Charles Perkins Centre to host a major conference on “public health and the nanny state” which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Public Health, the Journal of the Royal Society for Public Health (UK)
  • Sydney Law School co-hosts expert consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and the law
    17 April 2014
    Sydney Law School and the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney have co-hosted an expert consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and the law with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).


  • Discussing bioethics with the Dalai Lama
    17 July 2013
    Professor Cameron Stewart was part of a panel which discussed bioethics problems with the Dalai Lama in June for the Western Sydney Local Health District.
  • Open disclosure (OD)
    7 May 2013
    Doctors have been slow to embrace the practice of Open Disclosure (OD) after adverse health care events, despite its implementation in state health policy documents and inclusion in the Medical Board of Australia's code of conduct for doctors, writes Professor Cameron Stewart.
  • Ethics and the Law for Health Professionals
    2 May 2013
    This new book co-authored by Professor Cameron Stewart examines the rich and complex ethical issues that characterise health care.


  • Globalising Asia: Health Law, Governance & Policy - Issues, Approaches & Gaps
    22 November 2012
    The report from the conference jointly hosted by the Faculties of Public Health and of Law at Thammasat University, Bankok, Thailand, which explored the impact of globalization and emerging health law issues within ASEAN and the asia-pacific region, which was also co-sponsored by the International Development Law Organisation, is now available.
  • Law and Healthy Lifestyles
    19 July 2012
    This new intensive health law unit responds to the growing interest in law and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).\
  • Obama's Affordable Care Act
    29 May 2012
    The pending United States Supreme Court decision about the constitutionality of President Obama's universal health care legislation is the most important decision since Bush v Gore, and the most important American judicial decision about health in a generation, according to Professor Lawrence Gostin from Georgetown University's Law Center.
  • Experts debate global health law challenges affecting the asian region
    1 May 2012
    Sydney Law School has joined with the International Development Law Organisation and the Faculties of Law, and of Public Health at Thammasat University in Thailand to co-sponsor a regional conference exploring emerging health law issues affecting the asia pacific region.
  • Australia's National Register of Health Practitioners
    7 February 2012
    Professor Cameron Stewart comments on concerns surrounding Australia's healthcare register.