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Major Study Commencing into Genetic Discrimination in Australia


Otlowski, MFA and Taylor, SD and Barlow-Stewart, KK, Major Study Commencing into Genetic Discrimination in Australia, Journal of Law and Medicine, 10, (1) pp. 41-48. ISSN 1320-159X (2002) [Refereed Article]


This article describes a nationwide empirical study that will be undertaken during the next three years into the newly emerging phenomenon of genetic discrimination. In particular, the study aims to investigate the nature and extent of genetic discrimination in Australia across three key perspectives: consumers, third parties and the legal system. Further, the study aims to examine the social and legal implications of genetic discrimination, with a view to making recommendations for use in the Australian legal and policy context. It is anticipated that the data produced from this multifaceted investigation will assist in identifying areas where legal or other reforms are required. It will contribute significant baseline data for facilitating ongoing assessment of the nature and extent of the problem, as well as for longitudinal evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of any reforms which may be introduced in the future to address the issue.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Otlowski, MFA (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
UTAS Author:Taylor, SD (Professor Sandy Taylor)
ID Code:25419
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2009-11-09

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