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  1. Plaintiff’s evidence accepted despite failure to report

    1 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In his first judgment pertaining to a workplace injury on a mine site, Justice Graeme Crow QC has found in favour of a 55 year old mine worker, awarding damages of over $700,000, including an award for future economic loss of $400,000. In Issue Whether...

  2. A new mandatory reporting scheme to reduce the impact of medicine shortages

    16 January 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In response to the increasing threat of medicine shortages the Australian parliament has passed the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act). The Act amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) to introduce mandatory...

  3. An ounce of prevention or a pound of cure?

    24 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The abolishment of the pre-approval process for the advertising of complementary medicines and harsher penalties for breaches of advertising regulations. On 5 March 2018, the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No.1) Act 2018 (Amendment Act)...

  4. Amendments to the Poisons Standard: Changes to patient access for medicines containing codeine

    27 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 1 February 2018 the Poisons Standard February 2018 commenced, restricting access to medicines containing codeine. Australians now require a doctor’s prescription in order to purchase medicines containing codeine, after the Therapeutic Goods...

  5. Is a public hospital liable for the actions of a misbehaving patient?

    13 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of the ACT recently found a public hospital liable to a plaintiff who was sexually assaulted by a fellow patient who was under the influence of alcohol and had been behaving aggressively at the time of his admission to the...