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.

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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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ID Code: 70835
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0082-2108
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
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:08

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