In the media

Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transfer Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer (01 May 2019). More...

Mental health must be a greater priority in election campaign AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the major parties must announce better and more comprehensive mental health policies before election day on 18 May (01 May 2019). More...

Landmark decision sees a suspended physiotherapist convicted and receiving largest fine ever Following criminal charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in a landmark decision, a Tasmanian court has imposed the largest fine against an individual for offences under the National Law in Australia with the conviction of a suspended physiotherapist, Mr Michael Sylvester Dempsey for holding out (30 April 2019). More...

PDL issues MHR alert Pharmaceutical Defence Limited has issued a Practice Alert detailing pharmacist obligations in relation to the My Health Record online system, which has now recorded a participation rate of in excess of 90% of the population (29 April 2019). More...

Doc suspended over online comments Leading health practitioners believe there is no place in the healthcare sector for practitioners who make derogatory comments online (29 April 2019). More...