In the media

HealthEngine, medical booking app, facing multi-million-dollar fines for selling patient data Australia's biggest medical appointment booking app HealthEngine is facing multi-million-dollar penalties after an ABC investigation exposed its practice of funnelling patient information to law firms (08 August 2019). More...

Doctor banned from doing circumcisions wins appeal to keep performing procedure Canberra doctor Nathem Al-Naser wins the right to continue to perform circumcisions after a ban by the Medical Board of Australia was overturned (05 August 2019). More...

Qld public servant info misuse under focus The misuse of personal and sensitive information by Queensland public servants will go under the microscope, the state's corruption watchdog has announced. The hearing will examine issues and procedures within government departments including the, Department of Health (09 August 2019). More...

Queensland's abortion law change improved access but 'postcode lottery' remains Seven months after the state voted to decriminalise abortion, there remains a “postcode lottery” in Queensland for women attempting to access termination services, but overall the effect is being seen as positive (06 August 2019). More...

Practice and Regulation

Investigation of the closure of the Earle Haven residential aged care facility at Nerang Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee - Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying inquiry (09 August 2019). More...