A key challenge in genomic medicine is determining how Privacy laws affect the sharing of genomic and related health data for clinical care and research.
In this case the Victorian Supreme Court, exercising its welfare jurisdiction, authorised the administration of blood to a child despite the objection of the child and her mother.
The Public Health Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Act 2018 (NSW) has introduced a number of offences relating to communications and recordings made within 150m of an abortion clinic.
The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) has been amended to provide that, among other changes, RTA leases with a fixed term exceeding 5 years will now be subject to the requirements of the Act.
The Local Jobs First Act 2003 (Vic) (formerly the Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003) requires agencies to meet additional reporting requirements and imposes new obligations on agencies in respect of certain building projects.
In this case, the Federal Court held that an employer did not engage in adverse action by terminating an employee who, while on paid leave, failed to comply with a reasonable direction to attend a medical examination.
In this case the Federal Court held that Pfizer was not engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by taking actions to protect its market position.
The Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) has imposed a number of new record keeping requirements on Medicare providers.
In this case, the ACT Supreme Court assessed damages in negligence for psychological harm, making an allowance for the unfulfilled career aspirations of the plaintiff to requalify as a GP in Australia.