In the media

Protect data from private insurers: AMA AMA medical practice director Luke Toy told the inquiry there are currently strict restrictions blocking private health insurers from accessing the data, with people's identities removed. But the framework that dictates those restrictions and how the data can be used by third parties more broadly is up for review in 2020 (11 September 2018). More...

Millions of Australians to benefit from national treatment standard for colonoscopy The first nationally agreed standard of care for patients undergoing a colonoscopy says the complex procedure should only be offered if the benefits outweigh the risks (10 September 2018). More...

$100,000 reward for information on strawberry contamination The Palaszczuk Government is offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the current strawberry contamination incident (15 September 2018). More...

Online speech therapy gives brain injury sufferers a voice An online program delivering targeted treatment to people suffering from speech disorders after brain injury is the focus of a University of Queensland study (13 September 2018). More...

Mining inspectorate probes worker safety allowance in QLD Queensland’s Mines Inspectorate has committed to launch a crackdown on companies that handed over payments of health checks and safety gears to workers, in breach of Queensland’s mine safety laws (10 September 2018). More...