About the AABHL

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) was formed in 2010.

It encourages open discussion and debate on a range of bioethical issues, providing a place where people can ask difficult questions about ideas and practices associated with health and illness, biomedical research and human values.

The AABHL seeks to foster a distinctive Australasian voice in bioethics, and provide opportunities for international engagement through its membership, journal and conferences.

Members come from all the contributing humanities, social science and science disciplines that make up contemporary bioethics.

Many members have cross-disciplinary interests and all seek to broaden the dialogues in which all members of the wider community ultimately have an interest.

The AABHL is a supportive, creative and challenging community that provides a rich source of continuing academic refreshment and renewal. 

The aims of the AABHL are:

  • to promote the study of bioethics in Australasia;
  • to provide a public forum for debate and discussion of bioethics;
  • to promote awareness of bioethics and bioethical issues in the community among all those involved in health care and related disciplines. 

The AABHL constitution is available here.

The association has run national conferences since its inception. Proceedings have been published and it is intended to have the proceedings of recent Conferences placed on the Web. In the meantime, these are stored in the Mitchell Library through the State Library of NSW. Arrangements are being made with the Library to have these available on inter-library loan.

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