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Hicksons Sydney office has been nominated for Sydney Design Awards 2018

Hicksons are delighted to share that our Sydney office has been shortlisted for the Sydney Design Awards 2018.
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Education for a Changing World Symposium

Hicksons is proud to support the department’s Education for a Changing World Symposium on 9-10 November 2017 that will bring together experts in education, industry and innovation to explore and debate AI and its potential impact on education.
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Medical practitioner was recently found guilty of Professional Misconduct

A medical practitioner was recently found guilty of professional misconduct in relation to his assessment of a patient in an emergency department on one occasion, his prescription of schedule 4 drugs and his relationship with her during a subsequent 3 week period.
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Queensland’s Mental Health Bill passed by Parliament

The Mental Health Bill 2015 (Bill) was passed by Queensland Parliament on 18 February 2016. It repeals and replaces the Mental Health Act 2000.
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Service of Notices by Registered Post

Where service of a notice is authorised or required by post, unless the contrary intention appears, service will be deemed to be effected at the time when the notice would be delivered in the ordinary course of post: see the various Acts Interpretation acts of the States and Commonwealth.
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Dental practitioner was recently successful in obtaining an order

A dental practitioner was recently successful in obtaining an order allowing an earlier non-publication order preventing publication of his name in relation to disciplinary proceedings to continue.
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Pharmacist breached numerous provisions of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Legislation

A pharmacist recently sought an injunction from the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW preventing the Pharmacy Council of NSW (the Council) from suspending his registration or placing conditions on his registration as an interim measure pending a final determination by the Council of the action that they would take in response to an investigation report from the Pharmaceutical Services Unit (PSU). 
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Professional misconduct in relation to the manner of his prescribing of benzodiazepines to 19 patients

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) alleged that the practitioner the subject of these disciplinary proceedings was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to the manner of his prescribing of benzodiazepines to 19 patients, for breaching conditions that had been placed on his registration not to prescribe schedule 4 or schedule 8 drugs and as a result of the appropriateness of his medical records in 27 instances.

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