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

La Trobe Law congratulates Professor Anne-Maree Farrell on her recent academic achievements!

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell has recently been elected as a visiting fellow for 2016-17 at Wolfson College, and appointed as a research visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. In addition to this, Professor Anne-Maree Farrell was… Continue Reading

Recent Article by Professor Paula Baron and Marc Trabsky in the Journal of Law and Medicine

Marc Trabsky Paula Baron

Professor Paula Baron, Chair of Common Law at La Trobe Law School, and La Trobe Law Lecturer Marc Trabsky, recently published ’Negotiating Grief and Trauma in the Coronial Jurisdiction’ in the Journal of Law and Medicine. In this article, Professor Baron and… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly in The Conversation: “The Retrospective Opening of Victoria’s Sperm Donor Records: Do Contact Vetoes Work?”

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

On 9 December 2015, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly and Swinburne academic Dr Deborah Dempsey, published an article in The Conversation titled ‘The Retrospective Opening of Victoria’s Sperm Donor Records: Do Contact Vetoes Work?‘ In the article, Fiona and… Continue Reading