This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “A Panacea for Australia’s COVID-19 Crisis? Weighing Some Legal Implications of Mandatory Vaccination” – Gabrielle Wolf, Jason Taliadoros and Penny Gleeson; “Access to Maternal Health Care for Indigenous Australians under International Law” – Georgia Carniato; “Involuntary Patient Assessment in Australia: A Mental Health or Public Health Response?” – Simon Llewellyn, Dominique Moritz, Marc Broadbent and Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu AM; “Data, Temporary Monopolies and Biosimilar Development” – Teddy Henriksen; “Co-opting Laws to Influence Prevailing Medical and Legal Thinking: ‘Off-Label’ Conceptual Use of One-Punch Laws and Boxing” – Joseph Lee; “Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Illness: Can Cross-Agency, Interprofessional Education Support Integration of Care?” – Colette Hawkins, Charlotte Rothwell, Helen Close, Charlotte Emmett and Hannah Hesselgreaves; “Under the Influence: Regulating Influencers Giving Nutrition Advice” – Marilyn Bromberg and Laura Fitzgerald; “Starvation Genocide in Occupied Eastern Europe 1939–1945: Food Confiscation by and for the Nazis” – George M Weisz; “‘Loss of Dignity’ in Claims for Damages for ‘Humiliation, Loss of Dignity and Injury to Feelings’ in the Human Rights Review Tribunal of New Zealand” – Iris Reuvecamp; “Comprehensive Decriminalisation of Abortion: An Analysis of Concept, Arguments and Regulatory Frameworks” – Fien De Meyer; “Reproductive Rights: Foetal Rights or Female Freedoms?” – Tahnee De Souza and Henry Kha; and “The Right to Biological Truth versus Stability of the Family” – Vugar G Mammadov, Gediminas Sagatys and Roy G Beran.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Mandatory Vaccination Tensions and Litigation” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Legal Issues: “Children, Parents, Courts and Medical Treatment: Now Who Decides?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Doulas from Cradle to Grave: Integration into Conventional Medical Care” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Assessing Rationing Decisions through the Principle of Proportionality” – James Cameron, Cameron Stewart and Julian Savulescu; Nursing and Midwifery Issues: “Law, Regulation or Just Damned Politics: The Under-utilisation and Undervaluing of the World’s Largest Health Workforce” – Jill White AM; Health Law Reporter: “The Public Interest Test in Immediate Action Hearings under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law” – Cameron Stewart and Christopher Rudge; and Book Review: “Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future”, by Lawrence O Gostin.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Regulation of Substandard Medical Practice: Lessons from the Bawa-Garba Case” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Q: Can a Court or Patient Demand Treatment? A: Yeah But No” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Medicinal Cannabis in Pregnancy – Panacea or Noxious Weed?” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Analysis of Australia’s New Biosecurity Legislation” – Sam Durant and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Beakers and Borders: Export Controls and the Life-sciences under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012” – Timothy Vines; “Less Is More: Regulating the Weaponisation of Disease under the National Health Security Act 2007 (Cth)” – Colleen Chen; “Revisiting Breen v Williams: Breathing Life into a Doctor–Patient Fiduciary Relationship” – Diana Nestorovska; “Who Are ‘Indigenous and Local Communities’ and What Is ‘Traditional Knowledge’ for Virus Access and Benefit-sharing? A Textual Analysis of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Its Nagoya Protocol” – Michelle F Rourke; “Nga Whenu Raranga/Weaving Strands in the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court of Aotearoa/New Zealand” – Katey Thom and Stella Black; “Patenting Nucleic Acid Sequences: More Ambiguity from the High Court?” – Charles Lawson; “The Regulatory Evolution of Paramedic Practice in Australia” – Dominique Moritz; “The Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues Associated with Pharmacogenomics: Systematically Quantifying the Literature” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Looking Gift-horses in the Mouth: Gift-giving, Incentives and Conflict of Interest in the Dental Profession” – Alexander C L Holden and Heiko Spallek; “Outcomes of Notifications against Psychologists in the New Zealand Health Regulation Context 2004–2015” – Lois J Surgenor and Kate Diesfeld; “Pure Psychiatric Injury Pursuant to the Civil Liability Legislation: An(other) Economic Perspective” – Martin Allcock; and “A Phronetic Inquiry into the Australian Euthanasia Experience: Challenging Paternalistic Medical Culture and Unrepresentative Health Policy” – Chelsea Wallis. There is also a review of the book “Wrongful Deaths: Selected Inquest Records from Nineteenth Century Korea” by Sun Koo Kim and Jungwon Kim (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.