Victorian Parliament has introduced new legislation to strengthen the licensing and regulation of non-emergency patient transport services.
Federal Parliament has introduced new laws to strengthen protections surrounding the use of restrictive practices in aged care.
In Health Care Complaints Commission v Sriskanda  NSWCATOD 42, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission charged a general practitioner with misconduct for prescribing excessive quantities of drugs and failing to keep records.
Federal Parliament has introduced a new Serious Incident Response Scheme to enable approved providers to better respond to abuse in residential aged care.
Victoria has recently extended the application of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.
In Dring v Telstra Corporation Ltd  FCA 699, the Federal Court considered whether an injury that occurred during a work trip was ‘in the course of employment’ and therefore compensable.
New South Wales has passed new laws enabling certain nurses and midwives to obtain, possess, sell, supply and administer Schedule 2, 3, 4 and 8 poisons.
New National laws have commenced amending unpaid parental leave entitlements for parents of stillborn babies and babies requiring hospitalisation.