Community Presentation

Inaugural Australian stigma conference hears call to address the health and human rights of people who use drugs

GLaD research lead Kate Seear gave a keynote presentation at the inaugural Australian Stigma Conference hosted by the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) in Canberra calling for reform to legal, social, policy and cultural dimensions of hepatitis C in order to better to address the health and human rights of people who use drugs.

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Presentation Project update

Post-cure and post-human rights – recent findings presented at the Australian Sociological Association conference

GLaD program lead Kate Seear and project officer Dion Kagan presented recent findings at The Australian Sociological Association conference earlier this month.

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Announcement New article Publications Research

Complicating Cure

The law has the power to shape public understandings of hepatitis C infection, including how people with the virus understand themselves and their ability to avoid the stigma associated with it. The latest article from our project on the experiences of people treated for hepatitis C engages with the challenges posed by laws and policies devised in a pre-cure world.

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Announcement Podcast Research

Listen to a showcase of important new research this World Hepatitis Day

To mark World Hepatitis Day in 2022, researchers in the GLaD and DruGS programs at ARCSHS got together with CEO of Hepatitis Australia Carrie Fowlie to share and discuss findings from three recent social research projects on hepatitis C. Listen to the conversation here.

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Submission

Victorian inquiry into cannabis considers law reform

A Victorian parliamentary committee recently released a report detailing the findings and recommendations from a major inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria. GLaD program lead Associate Professor Kate Seear was one of several people to make a submission to the inquiry.

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Announcement

Welcome to GLaD

We are delighted to introduce you to a new research program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS).

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Publications

New research on insurance discrimination and hepatitis C

Our latest article considers Australian insurance law and practice in the context of hepatitis C.

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New project

Mapping Australian legislation on LGBTIQA+ rights

GLaD program researcher Sean Mulcahy is conducting a new project designed to audit Australian legislation that has been subject to human rights scrutiny

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Project update Research

Thinking dignity and freedom this Human Rights Day

Each year on the 10th of December, the United Nations celebrates International Human Rights Day. In 2022, the theme for the day is ‘Dignity, freedom and justice for all’. In January 2021, our program lead, Associate Professor Kate Seear, commenced her Australian Research Council-funded Future Fellowship, exploring the intersections between human rights, drug policy and gender. The […]

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Publications

On tables, doors and listening spaces

Our article, ‘On tables, doors and listening spaces: Parliamentary human rights scrutiny and engagement of others’, is published in the Australian Journal of Human Rights.

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News

Visiting Fellowship at Warwick Law School

GLaD Program researcher, Dr Sean Mulcahy, recently visited the University of Warwick after securing a Visiting Research Fellowship

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News

International Overdose Awareness Day and drug policy reforms in Victoria

In the lead up to International Overdose Awareness Day, we highlight some of the policy reforms in the state of Victoria to tackle overdose

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Research

New research raises concerns about hepatitis C post-cure life

We are pleased to announce the next publication from our ARC-funded project, ‘Addressing hepatitis C-related legal, policy and practice discrimination in a post-cure world’. Co-authored by GLaD program lead Kate Seear, with Suzanne Fraser, Sean Mulcahy, Dion Kagan, Emily Lenton, Adrian Farrugia and kylie valentine, and published in the international journal Social and Legal Studies, […]

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Presentation

Talking drugs, dance and human rights at the Global Meeting on Law and Society

GLaD project officer Sean Mulcahy recently presented a paper co-authored with project lead Kate Seear at the Global Meeting on Law and Society in Lisbon.

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New article

New research on debates about roadside drug testing and human rights

Our new paper explores how this debate on roadside drug testing in the ACT unfolded.

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Submission

The Australian debate about religious discrimination and other rights

An important debate about religious discrimination and the intersections between religious beliefs and other rights has unfolded in Australia. In this post, we report on the debate surrounding the Religious Discrimination Bills.

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Australia’s national hepatitis C strategy must address post-cure lives

The Australian Department of Health will soon embark on developing the sixth iteration of the national hepatitis C strategy, anticipated to be its last, and firmly upholding the strategy of setting targets aligned with the global goal of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health concern by 2030.[1] Australia was one of the first countries […]

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Presentation

Forum explores the complex links between stigma and the law

The GLaD program was delighted to be invited to participate in the UNSW Centre for Social Health Research series ‘Spotlight on Stigma’, in April 2022. The ‘Spotlight on Stigma’ series, led by UNSW Professor Carla Treloar, has been running since 2021 and involves a series of forums focussing on stigma, blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted […]

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Research

Drug policy landscapes: Understanding human rights imaginaries and drug policy in Colombia

Global discussion about human rights in drug policy reform is increasing. There are several studies that advocate for the need for human rights in drug policy. This advocacy often tends to describe how human rights and drug policy have intersected in the past, or makes a case for reforming drug policy through greater engagement with […]

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New article

New research on how human rights processes manage alcohol, other drugs and gender

We are excited to announce the publication of the first article from the ARC-funded project, ‘A world-first “post-human rights” framework for drug policy’. Co-authored by GLaD program lead Kate Seear and project officer Sean Mulcahy, the article is titled ‘Enacting safety and omitting gender: Australian human rights scrutiny processes concerning alcohol and other drug laws’. […]

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Presentation

Forum hears call for action on drugs, health and human rights

Each year, the United Nations celebrates two important, interconnected days on its international calendar. The 10th of December marks International Human Rights Day. In 2021, the theme is ‘Equality’. Two days later, on the 12th of December, the UN will celebrate Universal Health Coverage Day. On this day, we acknowledge the importance of strong, equitable […]

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The launch of the Global Drug Policy Index

GLaD program lead Kate Seear recently joined colleagues from around Australia for a special panel event to mark the launch of the inaugural Global Drug Policy Index. The Index measures and compares national-level drug policies, including their implementation, against the UN’s Common Position on Drugs. The Index assesses and ranks the performance of countries across […]

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