Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Beakers and Borders: Export Controls and the Life-sciences under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012

Vines, Timothy

Description

Aware of the risk to human development from public health emergencies, governments and international organisations have adopted regulatory measures designed to prepare for and mitigate the risk of global pandemics. However, as the development of the Australian Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) reveals, choices in regulatory measures can have profound effects on the delivery of public health and the practice of medical research. Introducing a new regulatory regime for researchers engaged in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVines, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-14T05:16:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1320-159X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/164063
dc.description.abstractAware of the risk to human development from public health emergencies, governments and international organisations have adopted regulatory measures designed to prepare for and mitigate the risk of global pandemics. However, as the development of the Australian Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) reveals, choices in regulatory measures can have profound effects on the delivery of public health and the practice of medical research. Introducing a new regulatory regime for researchers engaged in “dual-use” research, the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) (DTCA) seeks to control a variety of research and teaching activities. This article uses the DTCA as a case study of the “securitization” of infectious diseases, the mechanisms by which biosecurity rules are becoming globalised and the clash of principles that can arise for public health researchers. With the DTCA scheduled for a legislated review in 2018, an awareness of the wider constellation of international and domestic rules restricting dissemination of research findings with national security implications is imperative for public health researchers.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Law Book Company
dc.rights© 2018
dc.sourceJournal of Law and Medicine
dc.titleBeakers and Borders: Export Controls and the Life-sciences under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume25
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor110309 - Infectious Diseases
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1026210xPUB174
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/en.html
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVines, Timothy, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage655
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage677
local.identifier.absseo920407 - Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
dc.date.updated2019-03-24T07:18:01Z
CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Vines_Beakers_and_Borders%3A_Export_2018.pdf163.55 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator