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Class Actions in Australia: Issues for Insurers in 2017 - download your copy here.
  1. New Working With Children Check Requirements in Victoria

    22 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Government has recently implemented amendments to the Working With Children Act 2005 (the Act) in accordance with recommendations made by the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. The amendments are aimed at...

  2. HealthFiles | August 2017

    14 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Commonwealth Fund is a private US Foundation whose stated purpose is to “promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable and the.

  3. Changes to QLD Health Practitioner National Law

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 13 June 2017 by the Minister for Health, the Honourable Cameron Dick MP. Parliament has referred the Bill

  4. Crime and the incapacitated patient

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Health care providers will on occasion be faced with requests by police to release patient information, or even bodily samples. If a patient is able to consent to this, the matter is straightforward. What, however, if the incapacitated patient, for...

  5. Coroner's Corner - Inquest into the death of Gwendoline Mead

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Date of Findings: 22 June 2017 Coroner: Ainslie Kirkegaard Inquest Place: Brisbane Date of Death: 1 March 2015 Factual Summary: Gwendoline Mead was a 73 year old woman who died 12 days after surgery at the Toowoomba Base Hospital on 1 March 2015 from...

  6. Coroner's Corner - Inquest into the deaths of Nixon Tonkin and Archer Langley

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Date of Findings: 28 June 2017 Coroner: John Lock Inquest Place: Brisbane Tonkin Date of Death: 6 June 2014 Langley Date of Death: 25 July 2014 The inquests into the deaths of Nixon Tonkin and Archer Langley both involved consideration of complications...

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