Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference
The Victorian Abortion Law and the threat to
religious affiliated healthcare.
25 July, 2009
The Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference
was held on Saturday 25th July 2009. The event
was organised by the group- Doctors in
Conscience in order to examine the implications
The Victorian Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 will
have on the practice of healthcare for
The conference also considered the threat
that anti-conscience laws pose to the freedom of
thought, conscience and religion from a
cultural, political and legal perspective.
In this video, Martin Laverty speaks on the
topic: The Victorian Abortion Law and the threat
to religious affiliated healthcare.
Mr Laverty is the CEO of Catholic Health
Australia. Before coming to CHA in 2008, Martin
worked in the government, not-for-profit, and
commercial sectors as an advocate for policy
change, operating his own government policy
consultancy advising clients in Australia and
internationally on health, education, social and
economic policy change.