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Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian law

Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian law

By Belinda Bennett and Ian Freckelton

Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian law explores the multi-layered and multi-faceted ways in which Australia’s laws, regulations and law-makers have engaged with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian law explores the multi-layered and multi-faceted ways in which Australia’s laws, regulations and law-makers have engaged with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Edited by Belinda Bennett and Ian Freckelton,  it is a collection of thorough evaluations by leading scholars on the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What emerges from the 21 chapters is that there have been both successes and failures.

    A significant component of Australia’s legal response to COVID-19 has been to give extensive powers to State and Territory governments to manage the crisis. This has involved imposition of limits on individuals’ rights and liberties in relation to quarantine arrangements, border control, lockdowns, curfews and face masks, as well as requirements to use QR codes. At times these measures have been controversial, both legally and within the general community.

    Our workplaces, our clinical services, our research processes and our legal system will emerge changed after COVID-19. This requires ongoing evaluation and reflection; Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers: Perspectives on Australian law is a constructive early contribution to this end.

  • About the author

    Belinda Bennett is Professor of Health Law and New Technologies at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research engages with the legal, regulatory and social issues that arise in new health care technologies and in global public health. She has published on a wide range of health law issues, including legal aspects of reproduction, law and genetics, law and global public health, and regulation of health practitioners.

    Ian Freckelton AO QC is a barrister in full-time practice throughout Australia. He is currently listed among Best Lawyers in Australia for Public Law and by Doyle’s Guide for leading senior counsel in Criminal Law. He is also a judge of the Supreme Court in Nauru and a member of the Coronial Council of Victoria, the Victorian Bar Council and the Australian Advisory Council on Medicinal Cannabis. Ian recently completed 25 years’ service on the Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria and has been a member of disciplinary tribunals in relation to doctors, psychologists, teachers and out-of-home carers.

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    ISBN:  9781760022969

    Published:  2021

    Format:  Softcover

  • Table of contents

    PART A: COVID-19 IN CONTEXT

    1. Rights and Powers During Public Health Emergencies – B Bennett and I Freckelton

    2. Pandemics Will Happen: How Have We Minimised and Managed COVID-19? – ML McLaws

    3. COVID-19 in Historical Context: Australian Legal and Regulatory Responses to Past Influenza Pandemics – G Wolf

     

    PART B: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

    4. Federal and State Powers to Deal with Pandemics: Cooperation, Conflict and Confusion – A Twomey

    5. Public Health Emergencies in Australia – P Stephenson, I Freckelton and B Bennett

    6. Government Inquiries, Investigations and Reports During the COVID-19 Pandemic – I Freckelton

    7. Obtaining COVID-19 Vaccines: How the Government Sold the Parachutes – J Malbon

    8. Human Rights in a Pandemic – G Williams and S Rigney

    9. Facemasks for Public Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Examination of Responses in Australia and England – F McDonald and C Horwell

    10. The Australian COVIDSafe App and Privacy: Lessons for the Future of Privacy Regulation – N Witzleb and M Paterson

     

    PART C: LEGAL RESPONSES TO THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC

    11. Economic Hardship Payments in Health Emergencies – T Carney

    12. Work Health and Safety: Regulating for Safe and Sustainable Work Practices in a Post-Pandemic World – J Riley Munton

    13. Contract in the Time of COVID-19 – K Barnett and M Harding

    14. Post-Separation Parenting During COVID-19 – D Cooper

    15. The Administration of Justice During Public Health Emergencies – N Stobbs and I Freckelton

     

    PART D: HEALTH CARE

    16. Patient Rights and Practitioner Responsibilities During a Pandemic – M Bismark, R Paterson, O Bradfield

    17. Gender and COVID-19: An Australian Perspective – B Bennett and CE Brolan

    18. First Nations Health During COVID-19 Pandemic – Reversing the Gap – F Stanley, M Langton, S Eades and J Ward

    19. The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impact of Legislative Requirements on Residential Aged Care – M Martin-Khan and E Beattie

    20. Health Research and COVID-19 – M Otlowski and I Freckelton

    21. End of Life Decision-Making, Advance Care Planning and Estate Planning During a Pandemic – K Purser, L Willmott, B White, E Close and T Cockburn

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