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COVID-19: Queensland's new regulation-making powers impact the health industry

Australia - April 28 2020 On 23 April 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (Qld) (COVID-19 ER Act) received royal assent and came into force. The…

Shane Evans.

Human Rights in a robot world: the promise and perils of new technologies

Australia - February 13 2020 In its Human Rights and Technology Discussion Paper, the Australian Human Rights Commission has outlined a number of proposed reforms to protect and…

Michael Thomas, Nicholas Davison, Vanessa Mellis, William Isdale.

New regime to regulate medicines and poisons in Queensland

Australia - November 15 2019 The Medicines and Poisons Act will bring sweeping reforms to the regulation of certain substances in Queensland. We highlight key changes for…

Emily MacDonald, Nicole Morgan.

A right to life implications for public health services

Australia - June 11 2019 In international human rights law, the right to life is an absolute right, which means that a State must protect and comply with, and cannot limit…

Emily MacDonald, Nicole Morgan, Sonja Read.

Queensland's 'Right to Education': implications for State educational institutions

Australia - April 24 2019 We continue our series of updates about some of the key human rights protected under the new Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) with an overview of the right…