In the media

Man who killed surgeon with a single punch gets 10 years in jail The man who killed a Melbourne heart surgeon after an argument over smoking will spend at least 10 years in jail after becoming the first person sentenced under Victoria’s one-punch laws (17 April 2019). More...

Junk food ads binned by Queensland Government in bid to address obesity The Queensland Government will ban junk food promotions at government-owned sites in a bid to crack down on poor diets and childhood obesity (21 April 2019). More...

AMAQ: Doctors warn patients will be the losers in new pharmacy trial Doctors have slammed the State Government’s decision to allow pharmacists to dispense the contraceptive pill as well as antibiotics for urinary tract infections without a current prescription. Australian Medical Association (AMA) Queensland President Dr Dilip Dhupelia said it was irresponsible and reckless to allow medications to be provided without doctors’ advice (17 April 2019). More...

MPB: Emerging treatments - Regulation The Medical Practitioners Board is consulting on the regulation of medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments. While excluding treatments in clinical trials, it includes treatments like stem cells, where unproven treatments are marketed and undertaken by medical practitioners. A consultation paper is available from the website. Submissions close on 30 June 2019. More...