Centre for Law and Genetics

Occasional Papers

Occasional papers are some of the most important publication outputs from Centre for Law and Genetics. They generally provide

  • In depth analysis of current legal, ethical, social and international landscapes of relevant issues
  • Detailed data reporting and analytics from empirical studies
  • Recommendations for law and regulatory reform
  • More comprehensive analysis and detailed discussion of material presented in our peer reviewed publications

Although these papers are not formally peer reviewed, they are thoroughly researched and undergo peer review by other members of our research team and colleagues external to the Centre. Our occasional papers are some of our most cited publications. For example, occasional paper number six (OP6) has been cited extensively in law reform inquiries and was referred to in the explanatory memorandum to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2012.

The series began after the CLG conducted its own law reform style inquiry, taking submissions from stakeholders in Australia on the implications of the Human Genome Project on Insurance and Employment Law and Practice. The outcomes of this inquiry were initially published as discussion papers. Feedback prompted them to be published as CLG reports, which became our first and second occasional papers.


OP1

Occasional paper 1

Title: Implications of genetic testing for Australian insurance law and practice
Authors: Margaret Otlowski
Date Published: 2001
Research supported by: Funding from ARC Discovery Grants Scheme

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Occasional paper 2

Title: Implications of genetic testing for Australian employment law and practice
Authors: Margaret Otlowski
Date Published: 2001
Research supported by: Funding from ARC Discovery Grants Scheme

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Occasional paper 3

Title: Regulating human genetics; A symposium presented by the Centre for Law and Genetics
Authors: Articles by Lynden Griggs; Loane Skene; Margaret Otlowsksi; Dianne Nicol; Don Chalmers ; Imogen Goold; Julian Savulescu.
Date Published: 2000
Research supported by: Funding from ARC Discovery Grants Scheme, the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne

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Occasional paper 4

Title: Centre for Law and Genetics Symposium Regulating the New Frontiers: Legal Issues in Biotechnology
Authors: Articles by Luigi Palombi; Ann Monotti; Jane Nielsen; Dianne Nicol; Margaret Otlowski ; Michèle Sale; Loanne Skene; Roger S Magnusson; Michael Tate; Don Chalmers; Brendan Gogarty;  
Date Published: 2002
Research supported by: Funding from ARC Discovery Grants Scheme

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Occasional paper 5

Title: 2002 Symposium: Breaking the code
Authors: Articles by Don Chalmers; Rony Duncan and Bob Williamson; Margaret Otlowski; Ainsley Newson; Wayne Hall, Katherine Morley and Lucy Carter; Dianne Nicol; Imogen Goold; Loane Skene; David Rodin; Brendan Gogarty; Brian Opeskin; Simon Foote
Date Published: 2003
Research supported by: Funding from ARC Discovery Grants Scheme DP0208258, the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne.
Symposium supported by: Allens Arthur Robinson, Blake Dawson Waldron and Thomson Lawbook Co, The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

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Occasional paper 6

Title: Patents and medical biotechnology: an empirical analysis of issues facing the Australian industry
Authors: Dianne Nicol and Jane Nielsen
Date Published: 2003
Supported by: The University of Tasmania Institutional Research Grant N0012490 and ARC Discovery Grants Scheme DP0208258

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Occasional paper 7

Title: Patent licensing in medical biotechnology in Australia
Authors: Dianne Nicol
Date Published: 2010
Research supported by: ARC Discovery Grants Scheme DP0557608 and DP0985077 (Australian component), Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO-Flanders) (European component.)

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Occasional paper 8

Title: The innovation pool in biotechnology: The role of patents in facilitating innovation
Authors: Dianne Nicol, Jane Nielsen, John Liddicoat, Christine Critchley and Tess Whitton
Date Published: 2014
Research supported by: ARC Discovery Grants Scheme DP0985077

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