A medical MP has described an article on vaccination by CLA Vice-President Tim Vines as ‘brilliant’ during a committee hearing analysing how to prevent scare campaigns. 19 Sept 2014
As US mid-term and presidential elections inch closer, politicking could destroy the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, even if greedy copyright, pharmaceutical and dispute resolution clauses don’t. 24 July 2014
Should Australia allow medical marijuana for pain relief – and, like the USA, free up recreational use of the drug? The NSW Parliament may lead the nation. 20 June 2014
Most people want dignity as they die, so they opt for an advanced care-health directive: but state laws are all over the place, as this research shows.
Will a new Tasmanian law against abortion clinic protests survive a High Court challenge? Michael Stokes of UTAS gives his view…but Prof Adrienne Stone disagrees, and CLA comments.
The right to choose an abortion, and to protest against abortion, are both important: CLA believes the Tasmanian government has got the balance about right in its new law.
It was Saturday midday when I, along with my daughter Dawn and son-in-law Peter, joined with hundreds of people in the large public square at Woden, in Canberra.
We were there to campaign for the humane treatment of asylum seekers who are coming to Australia in boats.
Can we use genetic testing to make day-to-day decisions? Recent reports on DNA-driven dating fuel misunderstandings about what genetic predisposition actually means, writes Tim Vines.
A new intellectual property law due to pass federal parliament will help to protect people’s rights over their genes, rather than allowing a total monopoly to pharmaceutical companies, MHR for Fremantle, Melissa Parke, says. The new law is progress, CLA…
The US Supreme Court decision that companies may not hold patents over the human genome is a boost to women at risk of breast cancer in Australia, CLA says. A local law to ‘mirror’ the decision here should be known as the Parke-Heffernan Act, to honour…