This site links all the key bioethics websites and issues in Australia. It is a whole of government initiative between the Australian and State and Territory Governments.
What is bioethics?
Bioethics is the study of the ethical, social, legal, philosophical and other related issues arising in healthcare, the biological sciences and from biotechnology.
Why is bioethics important?
Biotechnology operates in an environment on which past experiences and current norms may be insufficient to guide our moral reasoning. The ever-expanding possible applications of modern biotechnology and the often uncertain consequences make it imperative to discuss the implications and issues arising from the science.
How to use this site
This site is designed as a gateway to information on Australian State and Territory Government bioethics related activities and initiatives. The site also provides some general information about hot topics in bioethics and directs users to further sites of information. Use the navigation bar on the left of this page to access the information on this site.