Rethinking forensic mental health law

Last Friday La Trobe Law School lecturer Dr Fleur Beaupert presented a paper for a symposium on the topic of ‘The Harms and Fallacies of Medicine’ convened by Nexus: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network. The symposium began with… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… Continue Reading

Storify: This was the 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference on Twitter

The 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference took place at La Trobe Law School’s city campus on 17 and 18 February 2017, and was a big success! We have summarised the biggest Twitter highlights in an 2017 ALHR National Human… Continue Reading

2017 is the Year for Promoting & Protecting Human Rights in Australia – National conference examining Australia’s human rights performance looms

At a time when Australians’ human rights have never been more under threat, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will hold a two-day national conference focused on improving human rights protections in Australia from February 17. The conference will bring… 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

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

LLS Staff Seminar #8: Access to Justice under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

In the eighth staff seminar, Dr Darren O’Donovan will present a paper titled ‘Access to Justice under the National Disability Insurance Scheme’. Abstract The legal framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is remarkably complex: purporting to harmonise core principles… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School lodges Complaint on Behalf of Mr. S.

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A team of academics from the La Trobe Law School has today lodged a Complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) regarding allegations of violations of Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).… Continue Reading

New issue of Law in Context: ‘Legal History Turns’

Law in Context Journal La Trobe Law School Ageing Legal History Turns

This Special Issue of Law in Context concerns legal history turns – that is, new directions or volte-faces in legal history and its interdisciplinarity. Legal history turns include deviations from historically-situated interpretations and practices in law and legal scholarship. The… Continue Reading

Imprisonment of Indigenous People with Cognitive Impairment: What Do Professional Stakeholders Think?

Patrick Keyzer La Trobe Law School Australia

By Patrick Keyzer Last Wednesday the Senate released Terms of Reference for an Inquiry into the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive Impairment or Psychiatric Illness in Australia.  The stories of Marlon Noble, Rosie Ann Fulton and many other indigenous… Continue Reading