In the media
Coronavirus: The COVIDSafe tracing app, your privacy,
and the role of law
The role of law in this health emergency has been central. It's permeated all aspects of our lives. In Australia, executive directions have been issued that require the closing of non-essential businesses, placed limitations on public gatherings, and severely restricted the movement of individuals (29 April 2020). More...
Human challenge trials may bring us a coronavirus
vaccine early, but are they ethical?
Politicians and health experts alike have made it clear that our lives won't return to any kind of normal until there is a vaccine for coronavirus. But are we willing to use controversial 'human challenge' trials to speed up the vaccine development process (29 April 2020). More...
AMAQ urges doctors not to sign COVID-19 public/private
AMA Queensland is aware that several private hospitals have issued contracts for doctors to consider for work under the COVID public-private partnership. A clear imperative for AMA Queensland is for private practicing doctors to be facilitated back into their usual work, setting their own fees, as quickly as possible (30 April 2020). More...
Queensland introduces big fines for coughing on
People who deliberately cough, sneeze or spit on public officials and workers including shop assistants could be fined up to $13,345. under a new COVID-19 Public Health Direction (27 April 2020). More...
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