Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

We need to talk about not talking about voluntary assisted dying

By Steven Tudor This year or next, Victoria is likely to get a law that will allow a person, at their request, to be helped to kill themselves, provided they have only a few weeks or months to live and… Continue Reading

15 May 2017: La Trobe Law School Wellbeing Week 2017 announced!

La Trobe Law School has just confirmed that will be running the second edition of Wellbeing Week in 2017! If you sometimes feel like law school is doing your head in, you are not the only one. Research indicates that… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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