The Lancet medical journal warns the health rights of people and the lives of health workers are at risk as world tensions escalate, as reported by Human Rights Watch. 14 Feb 2015
Free speech means being able to comment publicly about many issues, including health. We support the national immunisation program, but acknowledge the right of opponents to speak out. 8 Jan 2015
A foolish, lazy parliament refuses to safeguard rights to our own genes, putting Australian women at distinct disadvantage to American women in testing for breast cancer. 26 Nov 2014
Eyes glugged, nose clogged, ears muffled, you seek a pharmacist’s help… only to be told to STOP. Do you really think we’d get this sick just for drugs? 1 Nov 2014
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.