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Serving the Child’s “Best Interests” in Australia
Serving the Child’s “Best Interests” in Australia

Author(s): Roslyn Jones
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: medical ethics; best interest; Charlie Gard; Alfie Evans; parental control; media; social media; terminally ill; legislation; children law; paediatrics;
Summary/Abstract: Australia joined with the rest of the world in observing and commenting on the controversial debate over the fate of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans. How Australia may have responded given similar scenarios will be explored in a number of ways. These will include considering our existing legislation, summarising the case law of comparable matters and analysing these cases in terms of issues of quality of life, professional obligations, parental versus state control and the use or misuse of media and social media in these situations.

  • Page Range: 209-232
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English