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Associate Professor Michelle Foster from the Melbourne Law School discusses the Australian High Court's decision regarding the Federal Government's proposed asylum seeker swap deal with Malaysia.

This interview was live on ABC 24 on Thursday September 1, 2011.

International humanitarian law expert Professor Tim McCormack has been named one of two international observers to the second phase of the Israeli Government’s Turkel Commission.

Providing high quality care in nursing homes does little to guard against risks of being sued, a new University of Melbourne study has found.

The Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), in which Melbourne Law School is the only Australian partner, has received the 2011 Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships from the Institute for International Education. 

The following is the full text of the 2010 John Barry Memorial Lecture, presented by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Peter Norden AO on 11 November. The Barry lecture series has been presented by the Barry Family and the Criminology discipline in the School of Social and Political Sciences since 1972.  A full recording of the lecture will be made available at http://live.unimelb.edu.au.

Health professionals’ fears about the legal consequences of discussing medical errors with patients are stifling their willingness to have these conversations, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Health professionals’ fears about the legal consequences of discussing medical errors with patients are stifling their willingness to have these conversations, a University of Melbourne study has found.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australia’s prison system is in desperate need of a massive overhaul, according to Peter Norden AO from the University of Melbourne.

While voting has assumed centre stage now the Federal election has been called, electoral choice is ‘biased’ towards powerful and wealthy interests according to Dr Joo-Cheong Tham from the Melbourne Law School.

The collection and access of medical records needs to change to improve health care outcomes, says Professor Loane Skene from the University of Melbourne.

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