Real world impact

Researchers guide voluntary assisted dying reform in Queensland

Professors Lindy Willmott and Ben White


Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott, from QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research, played a key role in supporting debate on this law and its ultimate passing.

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Protecting children: A voice for the vulnerable

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Professor Ben Mathews’ work has influenced law reforms enabling child abuse victims to obtain compensation in civil courts. He has also influenced stronger mandatory reporting laws, including in schools and childcare sectors.

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End of life law reforms: A new beginning for end of life law

Mother and daughter


The research of Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott led to legal reforms and new resources that are helping doctors and families navigate the difficult decisions when a patient is at the end of life.

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