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  • 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.