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Legislative amendments affecting the health sector

On 14 February 2018 the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 ( was passed by both House of Parliament.
  • 26 Feb 2018


When technology fails

There has been reporting in the mainstream media this week of Monday’s IT failure which led to approximately 1200 doctors sitting their basic training exam with the Royal Australian College of Physicians being shut down due to a technical fault.
  • 22 Feb 2018


Reducing suicide and deliberate self-harm in mental health in patient units

Recommendations have been made in the coronial jurisdiction following an inquest into the death of a patient in a declared mental health inpatient unit.
  • 6 Feb 2018


Timely mental health assessments and flight risks

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of ACT considered whether the Hospital was negligent in failing to ensure that the appropriate procedures were put in place to prevent a patient from self-harm.
  • 6 Nov 2017


To reveal or not to reveal – Privacy vs disclosure

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) was asked to review a decision made by a Local Health District (LHD) pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009  (the GIPA application) to withhold certain information from the applicant. 
  • 23 Oct 2017

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