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Legislative intervention in Queensland to restrict access to solariums and cosmetic procedures by children and young persons

Cockburn, Tina L. & Madden, Bill (2009) Legislative intervention in Queensland to restrict access to solariums and cosmetic procedures by children and young persons. Journal of Law and Medicine, 16(4), pp. 653-665.

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Abstract

Breaking new ground, Queensland has enacted laws restricting access to cosmetic surgery by those under 18 years of age. Legislation in other Australian jurisdictions is narrower in scope, focusing on niche areas such as solarium use, tattoos and body piercing. Even in those niche areas there are inconsistencies of approach and now the unique Queensland cosmetic surgery restrictions further raise the prospects of “medical tourism” and highlight the difficulties of differing legislation throughout Australia. All implementations, however, face the same challenge: to balance protection of vulnerable children, respect for a young person's autonomy and due regard to parental consent.

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ID Code: 18656
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1320-159X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2009 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 10:44

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