Real world impact

The legal pioneers behind end-of-life law in Australia

Lindy Willmott and Ben WhiteQUT’s health law experts Professors Lindy Willmott and Ben White have played a key role in end-of-life law in Australia. Their extraordinary 20-year-plus professional relationship has helped give 98 per cent of Australians the choice of a better death. Their work is a concrete example of making a difference to a lot of people.

You can read more about their impact at QUT Real Focus.

Landmark Australian research – Australian Child Maltreatment Study

school kids group shotThe landmark nationwide study of 8500 Australians, aged 16 and over, has identified the widespread scope of child maltreatment:

  • 1 in 3 Australian children experience physical abuse (32 per cent)
  • 1 in 4 Australian children experience sexual abuse (28.5 per cent)
  • 3 in 10 Australian children experience emotional abuse (30.9 per cent); and
  • 4 in 10 Australian children experience exposure to domestic violence (39.6 per cent).

The findings of the five-year study have been published in the Medical Journal of Australia, and highlights the need for a nationally coordinated response.

Find out more.