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 conscience objectors.
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.