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Wendy Bonython

Commentary

No, it’s not OK for the government to use your prescription details to recruit you for a study

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is under scrutiny this week after the Nine papers revealed the department sent letters to 50,000 patients who were previously prescribed lithium. DHS was seeking to recruit the recipients into a non-government study on bipolar disorder.
Journal article

Voting with an 'unsound mind'? A comparative study of the voting rights of persons with mental disabilities

Introduction While Australia has a system of universal franchise, in the sense of a system of voting that is broadly inclusionary, there are some notable exceptions – minors and some convicted criminals are excluded, for example. While the political participation of these excluded groups sometimes...