CHLS Research Seminar: No Sweat: Leveraging Science to Cultivate Lasting Exercise Motivation and Behaviour Change

Abstract Despite over 30 years of marketing and promoting exercise to the general population the majority are still not regularly physically active. Have you ever wondered why it is that most people choose not to move given the multitude of… Continue Reading

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… Continue Reading

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

Dr Darren O’Donovan in featured in the news

Earlier this week, La Trobe Law School’s senior lecturer Dr Darren O’Donovan was featured on various news channels, after publishing his blog piece titled, ‘Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record‘. Dr Darren O’Donovan was quoted in articles published… Continue Reading

Information & Advocacy: The Lifeblood of a Functioning National Disability Insurance Scheme

By Darren O’Donovan The notion of choice – the ability to choose and plan the delivery of your supports is fundamental to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The central goal upon its creation was a shift from the rationed, top… Continue Reading

Recent Publication on Coronial Law and Spatial Justice

In ‘Walking With the Dead: Coronial Law and Spatial Justice in the Necropolis’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, “explores a spatial history of the office of coroner in the nineteenth century”. He “examines how the movements of the… Continue Reading

Disability, Health and Accessing the NDIS: Mastering the Maze of Interfaces

By Darren O’Donovan The recently announced review of the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has triggered debates regarding a perceived “blow out” in scheme costs. Government attempts to isolate the question of “cost” however, should not be allowed… Continue Reading

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell in The Conversation: “Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?”

On 17 October 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Anne-Maree Farrell published an article in The Conversation titled ‘Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?‘ In the article, the authors comment on… Continue Reading

Health claims and the law: the recent case of marketing probiotics for mastitis relief

by Laura Griffin What happens if a medicinal or therapeutic product is marketed without the science to back it up? How does Australian law protect consumers from these advertisements? Such circumstances have not given rise to much case law in… Continue Reading

Recent Article by Marc Trabsky in the International Journal of Law in Context

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

Coronial manuals first appeared in Australia in the nineteenth century. They differed from their English counterparts insofar as they addressed the problem of a paucity of technical knowledge and the difficulty of transmitting legal opinions across vast frontiers. One of the most notable manuals was… Continue Reading