2021 Newsletters

ACLM Newsletter – March 2021
Announcing new initiatives such as our Legal Reflections webinar series, and opportunities for members to support College activities. Read about Therapeutic Jurisprudence and discover what Australian health consumers believe about commercial advertisements and testimonials.

2020 Newsletters

ACLM Newsletter – March 2020
This special newsletter features two tributes to the late Dr Maurice Wallin. Also, get to know our new President, Dr Adam Griffin, and read Professor Albert Lee's reflection on the global health action in response to COVID-19.
ACLM Newsletter – June 2020
Dr Griffin reflects on the 2020 National Reconciliation Week theme 'In This Together', Dr Stark shares how Clinical Forensic Medicine services have been affected by the pandemic, learn about the medico-legal issues in dealing with violent patients... plus much more.
ACLM Newsletter – September 2020
Dr Griffin outlines College developments including a new Webinar Series. Dr Mudaliar examines legal issues arising from COVID-19. The College pays tribute to Dr Moran and Prof. Raymond who recently passed away.
ACLM Newsletter – December 2020
Dr Griffin welcomes the recently elected College Council and office bearers, and outlines plans for the year ahead. Plus learn more about assessing fitness to drive, and deaths in police custody.

2019 Newsletters

ACLM Newsletter – March 2019
Lessons are learned from a case of avoidable tragedy, options for alternate dispute resolution for medical mishap cases are explored, and upcoming ACLM events are announced.
ACLM Newsletter – June 2019
ACLM collaborates with national and international organisations, the ethics of representations of dentistry in reality TV, and does the theory of medicine or healing defence really achieve what it set out to do?
ACLM Newsletter – September 2019
Learn more about evidence law in Queensland, the risks of vaginal mesh repairs, and the modern history of forensic medicine in Australia.
ACLM Newsletter – December 2019
Sandra Johnson reports on recent ACLM achievements and activities. Learn more about the representation of dentistry and oral health in online media sources, and the possible effects of the prolonged period of social unrest in Hong Kong.

2018 Newsletters

ACLM Newsletter – March 2018
In this issue, Roy Beran summarises a recent case of negligence and Michael McDonough explains why codeine is going to prescription.
ACLM Newsletter – June 2018
This newsletter discusses mandatory testing of HIV in criminal matters and methods for improving healthcare in developing regions.
ACLM Newsletter – September 2018
What competencies should all ACLM members have? How could you benefit from studying law? What should we know about critical compliance conditions in New South Wales? Find out the answers in the September newsletter.
ACLM Newsletter – December 2018
Learn about the legal pitfalls of excessive dental treatment and recent landmark decision involving Posthumous Sperm Retrieval. Plus find out about the Oxford University Academic Visitor program.

2017 Newsletters

ACLM Newsletter – March 2017
In this issue: Counsel to prevent lifetime ban, review of the 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine, and what’s happening in U.S. health law.
ACLM Newsletter – June 2017
This newsletter examines topics of Expert witness immunity, appraisal and revalidation in the UK, and the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.
ACLM Newsletter – September 2017
Albert Lee discusses recent developments in medical negligence law in the UK and Garry Clearwater analyses whether an advance directive is binding in a case of attempted suicide.
ACLM Newsletter – December 2017
Don Buchanan discusses traumatic pneumothorax and grievous bodily harm and Sandra Johnson provides a summary of her ASM presentation ‘Ethics of Therapeutics in Paediatrics’.