The meaning of ‘corrupt conduct’ has been expanded to capture the corrupt conduct of certain persons working in the private sector.
From 1 November 2018 Victorian hospitals will be required to notify the Health Department if a doctor reasonably believes that a person presenting for treatment has anaphylaxis.
The definition of ‘anaesthesia’ under the Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 (NSW) has been expanded to include ‘diagnostic imaging practice anaesthesia’, which will now be subject to the Regulations accordingly.
In this case, the Queensland Supreme Court held that Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics had not been negligent in treating an asthma patient because their treatment was consistent with clinical standards and the QAS Clinical Practice Manual.
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.