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LAWS3150 Bioethics and the Law

Australian law regulates scientific techniques used in bioethics. Laws regulating provision of medical techniques inevitably raise complex and controversial questions about societal and ethical values. Students will be required to critically examine ethical theories and principles, case law, statutes, treaties, and the perspective of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and to consider whether the ethical stance represented in such law requires law reform.

About this guide

This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the administrative law course.

Secondary sources

Legal encyclopedias are a useful starting place to begin your research. They identify key legal principles and will refer to relevant cases and legislation. Heavily footnoted, you can follow the links to other relevant sources.

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

280 - Medicine (includes tissue transplantation, human reproductive technology & surrogacy)

The Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

20.12 - Medical technology

Primary sources

Case citators