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Health Alert (Australia) 15 August 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA
  • August 15 2016

Ms Sheldrick has been a privately practising midwife since 2007. Two separate birthing incidents since 2012 have led to Ms Sheldrick being the


Health Alert (Australia) 11 July 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia
  • July 11 2016

In early 2011, Mrs Prain accepted a position at the Canberra Hospital. Within a few weeks, the animosity and criticism she was receiving from her


Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, USA, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


Smoking ban in Auckland prison implemented unlawfully
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • February 8 2013

Late last year the High Court ruled that the implementation of the smoking ban in Auckland Prison was implemented unlawfully. The


Proposed changes to government agencies within the health sector
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

The Crown Entities Reform Bill, which was introduced on 29 September 2011, seeks to make a number of changes to the way government is organised across the health sector


Failure to add statement of correction to computer alert system
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

The Ministry of Social Development had placed several alerts on its computer system in relation to the plaintiff, a prison inmate with a long record of convictions for a variety of serious offences including unlawful possession of firearms, aggravated robbery and other matters


Green Paper for vulnerable children released
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

The Government has released its Green Paper for vulnerable children


Habeas corpus application based on unlawful arrest refused
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

The applicant attempted suicide and the police were called


Auditor-General reviews home-based support services for older people
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

The Auditor-General has conducted a performance audit to establish how effective the Ministry of Health and DHBs are in ensuring that, where appropriate, people aged 65 years and over get the care and support they need to remain living independently at home


Ministry of Health funding decision discriminatory and not justified
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 9 2011

In March 2005, a senior management team of the Ministry of Health (MoH) decided that MoH would no longer fund community participation activities for intellectually disabled people 65 years and older (funding was, however, "grand-parented" for those people over 65 who were already seeking services