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Isolated nucleic acids are patent eligible in Australia
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 25 2014

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that isolated naturally occurring nucleic acid sequences are patent eligible subject matter. The


Results of government review of data protection laws
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • December 11 2012

The Government has recently issued a notice indicating it has completed its review of New Zealand’s data protection regime for agricultural compounds (including veterinary medicines


Employment Court reinstates nurse who slapped a patient
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • July 20 2012

In an Employment Court case released on Friday (de Bruin v Canterbury District Health Board) the dismissal of a nurse for slapping a patient was found to be unjustified and he was permanently reinstated to his former job


Unsuccessful injunction application in after hours funding dispute
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A DHB stopped paying a rural after hours funding bonus to a group of primary health care providers after determining that the providers were not eligible for the bonus


White Paper on Vulnerable Children released
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

The Ministry of Social Development has released the White Paper on Vulnerable Children


Specialist alcohol and drug treatment court pilot begins in Auckland
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A five year pilot of a specialist Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court has begun in Auckland


Director of Proceedings fails in appeal against HPDTdecision and penalty
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

Both the Director of Proceedings and a general practitioner have had their appeals against a decision of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal dismissed


Court of Appeal refuses to order disclosure of rape complainant's medical records
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A man appealing his conviction for sexual offending applied for extensive disclosure of one of the complainant's medical records


US Supreme Court rethinks the patentability of human genes
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • July 12 2013

The United States Supreme Court has made a U-turn on the patentability of DNA. In AMP v Myriad, the Court held that "a naturally occurring DNA


Substandard care, poor judgement and inadequate documentation result in breach findings
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A rest home and two registered nurses have been found in breach of the Code, following an investigation into the care provided to a 93 year old man