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February 2021

Medical misinformation in the 1980s – how Australian lawyers and health experts took on the tobacco industry and won

Monday 15 February 2021

Before social media permitted the widespread dissemination of medical misinformation, the tobacco industry was well known for using mainstream media for denying and seeking to hide or confuse scientific evidence that showed smoking and, later, secondhand smoke was harmful.

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12-month review of Voluntary Assisted Dying Act

Thursday 11 February 2021

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 came into effect in Victoria on 19 June 2019. After 12 months in operation, the review board has released its third report. This is what it found.

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