Emergency powers and pandemics : federalism and the management of public health emergencies in Australia
Bennett, Belinda, Carney, Terry, & Bailey, Richard (2012) Emergency powers and pandemics : federalism and the management of public health emergencies in Australia. University of Tasmania Law Review, 31(1), pp. 37-57.
Under the International Health Regulations 2005 Australia is obliged to develop a domestic framework designed to equip it to respond to public health emergencies. The legislative arrangements for the declaration of a public health emergency in Australia are complex, vary across state jurisdictions and intersect with other emergency powers. The task of harmonising laws and other arrangements within a federal system poses both challenges and opportunities for flexibility and choice. This article argues that Australia's current multi-strand and multi-level response provides a coordinated framework which also accommodates desirable levels of flexibility and choice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2014 05:52|
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