In the media

Australian Medical Association opposes nurse prescribing proposal

The AMA has made a submission to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency explaining that it cannot support the proposal from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to introduce registered nurse prescribing as it currently stands. The proposal details the introduction of a pathway for registered nurses to train and apply for endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines under the supervision of an authorised prescriber (04 October 2018). More...

Hair implants refusal puts company in HIV discrimination spotlight

A hair-loss treatment clinic was forced to apologise to an HIV-positive man it refused to treat after Queensland's anti-discrimination commission stepped in. It was one of several cases highlighted in Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland's annual report for 2017-18, tabled in Parliament (03 October 2018). More...

Queensland’s first cannabis clinic opens

Queenslanders who can afford to pay a $300 fee can now get access to medicinal cannabis, with the opening of the state’s first cannabis clinic. The clinics works with patients who have conditions including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer (CINV), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anxiety, sleep disorders, PTSD and other conditions (03 October 2018). More...

Queensland Health: Hospital performance

The website contains detailed, up-to-date and regular information on the activity and performance of Queensland Health's 98 hospitals that provide reportable information (updated 05 October 2018). More...

Cases

Maven Dental Group Pty Ltd v S & M England Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] QSC 220

CONTRACTS – GENERAL CONTRACTUAL PRINCIPLES – CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS – INTERPRETATION OF MISCELLANEOUS CONTRACTS AND OTHER MATTERS – Where the second defendant is a dentist and the sole director and member of the first and third defendants – where the dental practice was sold to the plaintiff –where the second defendant’s conduct led to termination of the services agreement – where the services agreement was terminated due to sexual harassment by the second defendant – where the dental practice continued in operation after termination of the agreement – where the plaintiff commenced proceedings for compensation for loss from breach of the services agreement – whether the plaintiff was entitled to be compensated for the loss of the second defendant’s earning capacity and if so for how much.