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?"
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.
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)
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.
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.