In the media

Antibiotic stewardship ‘everyone’s’ responsibility A prominent GP has said all healthcare workers need to be wary of superbugs, following the first recorded case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid in Australia (16 September 2019). More...

Govt commits to greater protection for mine workers The Palaszczuk Government has committed to tighter controls on mine dust to protect mine workers on the eve of the state’s memorial day for mine victims (18 September 2019). More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Swiping, stealthing and catfishing: Dating and hookup apps in the media Anthony McCosker, Kath Albury, Tinonee Pym, Paul Byron, Kane Race Swinburne University of Technology: 19 September 2019 This report aims to inform and support professionals developing health campaigns, resources or interventions to cut through and move beyond popular media narratives regarding dating and hookup apps. More...

Cases

Health Ombudsman v Euston (No. 2) [2019] QCAT 258PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT AND UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT – CONVICTION OF OFFENCE – where respondent pleaded guilty to four counts of supply and three counts of possession of a dangerous drug in the Supreme Court of Queensland – where respondent admitted criminal convictions amounted to professional misconduct – where Tribunal accepted respondent’s evidence – where disagreement as to sanction – whether the registration of the respondent should be suspended. PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – OTHER MATTERS – where applicant made application for costs – where respondent sought no order as to costs – whether interests of justice required the making of an order for costs. Drugs Misuse Act 1986 Qld ss 6, 8; Health Ombudsman Act 2013 Qld s 107 Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld ss 100, 102

Health Ombudsman v Sabo [2019] QCAT 256PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – NURSES – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – where the practitioner was charged and convicted of criminal offences – where the practitioner failed to disclose the charges and convictions to the nursing and midwifery board of Australia – where the practitioner declined to participate in the referral proceedings – whether the registration of the practitioner should be cancelled – whether a period of disqualification from reapplying should be imposed. Health Ombudsman Act 2013 Qld ss 103, 104, 107; Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld ss 92, 93