Legal rights during pandemics : federalism, rights and public health laws - a view from Australia

Bennett, Belinda (2009) Legal rights during pandemics : federalism, rights and public health laws - a view from Australia. Public Health, 123(3), pp. 232-236.

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Pandemic influenza will cause significant social and economic disruption. Legal frameworks can play an important role in clarifying the rights and duties of individuals, communities and governments for times of crisis. In addressing legal frameworks, there is a need for jurisdictional clarity between different levels of government in responding to public health emergencies. Public health laws are also informed by our understandings of rights and responsibilities for individuals and communities, and the balancing of public health and public freedoms. Consideration of these issues is an essential part of planning for pandemic influenza.

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ID Code: 70918
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public health; Pandemic influenza; Laws and regulation; Federalism; Australia; Individual rights
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.12.019
ISSN: 0033-3506
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: 01 May 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:27

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