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Welcome to the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs
The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs offers students a unique opportunity to engage with big policy issues, develop high-level skills and build career opportunities through professional Masters degrees and other graduate programs.
Taking advantage of Murdoch University's long engagement with practical policy questions and deep expertise on Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, the Sir Walter Murdoch School offers degrees in Public Policy and Management, International Affairs, Development Studies and Health Policy and Leadership. Merit-based scholarships are available for both local and international students, as are student prizes.
Our faculty has recently been ranked as one of Australia's best for policy, politics and international studies (QS and ERA, 2015).
As Western Australia’s top-ranked program, we welcome students with undergraduate degrees in any subject, and offer advance standing to those who already have a background in public policy and international affairs.
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Dean, Sir Walter Murdoch School
WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS A NO-FAULT VACCINATION INJURY COMPENSATION SCHEME
Professor Paul Effler
MD, MPH, FAFPHM
12.30 - 2.00pm ; Wednesday 12th April; Building 390 McCusker Room 2.006
Although the risk of a serious adverse reaction following vaccination is very low, it cannot be completely eliminated. As the benefits of immunisation are critical for protecting the health of our population, there is a strong case for compensation for the small, but predictable, number of individuals who may be injured as a consequence of immunisation. The ethical argument for establishing no-fault vaccine injury compensation programs is based on the concept that any person who is injured while helping to protect the community - by contributing to herd immunity - should not bear the consequences of injury alone. Nineteen countries around the world already have no-fault vaccine-injury compensation programs in place. In contrast, Australia has no straightforward means for compensating individuals who might be injured by a vaccine.
About Paul Effler
Paul Effler received a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of California and a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii. Upon completing a residency in Public Health Medicine, Dr. Effler served as an Officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 1994 he became the State Epidemiologist for Hawaii, where he directed the public health response to SARS, dengue fever, measles, and influenza and oversaw Hawaii’s immunization program. In 2008 Dr. Effler moved to Perth where he works in immunization and communicable disease control. He is an Adjunct Professor at UWA and an Associate Editor for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Dr Katie Attwell, Capstone Coordinator, Sir Walter Murdoch School
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