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What did Sheen know?
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"After me, the deluge"
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ACBC LogoThe Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture is a newly established independent academic Centre which aims to address important issues in bioethics and also those which have cultural significance.

It hosts the library and resources of the Southern Cross Bioethics Institute and most of what is contained within these pages comes from the work of SCBI over the past 25 years.

The new Centre is committed to the same principles upon which SCBI was founded, in particular respect for universal and intrinsic human values including the inviolable right to life of every member of the human family.


Recent Papers

Read a recent paper presented by the director at a Bioethics Colloquium in Melbourne, January, 2013. PDF Download PDF »

The Director also delivered a paper on Medical Marijuana to an International Conference recently.
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Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture continually strives to uphold a respect for universal and intrinsic human values including the inalienable right to life of every member of the human family.

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