End of Life Law in Australia provides accurate, practical and relevant information to assist you in navigating the challenging legal issues that can arise with end of life decision-making.
This website was written by Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott, and Penny Neller, Project Coordinator, from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It is designed to be used by individuals, families, clinicians, health professionals, legal practitioners, the media, policymakers and the broader community to access information about Australian laws relating to death, dying and decision-making at the end of life.
These laws are very complex, particularly in Australia where the law differs between States and Territories, and where areas of uncertainty about the law exist. This website provides you with a broad introduction to these laws. It can also help you stay up to date with Recent Developments in the end of life area.
How to use this website
You can select a topic to explore a legal issue, and where the law differs between States and Territories, you can select the webpage which explains the law in a particular jurisdiction. On this website there is also:
- A Legal Overview which outlines fundamental concepts relating to the law at end of life in Australia.
- A Glossary of health law terms used throughout this website.
- Links to external resources you may find useful.
We hope End of Life Law in Australia will provide you with valuable information which enhances both your understanding of the law at end of life, and your knowledge about your legal rights and responsibilities.
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