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  1. Episode 22: The line between voluntary assisted dying and criminal conviction

    11 May 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Content warning: this episode of The Checkup discusses highly sensitive topics, including death and suicide. If you find this episode triggering, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. In Australia, criminal law prohibits active voluntary euthanasia,...

  2. No more lanyards and lessons from Oxycontin: Promoting medical devices and pharmaceuticals in 2022

    27 January 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    From 1 January 2022, lanyards at educational events in Australia can no longer be branded with company or product names from pharmaceutical sponsors.

  3. The early bird gets the indemnity: when in doubt, notify a potential claim

    7 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    An insured failed to notify his insurer of facts and circumstances that may give rise to a claim within the requisite policy period. At trial, the plaintiff was granted leave to join the insurer to the proceedings. The insurer was successful on appeal.

  4. Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: What you need to know

    7 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The latest piece of end-of-life legislation passed Australian State parliament this month, with Queensland’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act being made accessible to eligible Queenslanders from 2023. This is now the fifth Australian state to pass legislation in this area.

  5. Overprotected?! How would Britney’s conservatorship hold up in Queensland?

    7 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Most people will be familiar with the very public rise and fall of pop icon, Britney Spears. We all witnessed the headlines that followed Britney’s journey as she transformed from the world’s inaugural and most Googled pop princess, to a young...

  6. Job if you do, no job if you don’t

    15 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The topic of mandatory vaccination has become prominent in recent times due to COVID-19. As a result, the question of an employer’s ability to require employees to be vaccinated has been asked more frequently than ever before. So, can an employer make an employee get a vaccination?

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