New drug agency to clean up sport
A new agency Sport Integrity Australia is to be set up over the next two years, combining the activities of the ASADA, the Department of Health’s National Integrity of Sport Unit and the national sports integrity functions of Sport Australia. The new National Sports Tribunal would be created to hear anti-doping rule violations and other sports disputes (14 February 2019). More...
Queensland Health Minister backs discrimination ruling
Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles has backed a high-profile discrimination finding against his department, despite his officials weighing an appeal against the $1.5 million judgement (13 February 2019). More...
Sacked Newman minister wins $1.5m payout for hospital board job 'discrimination'
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has awarded nearly $1.5 million to onetime Newman government assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis, saying he was deliberately overlooked for a medical position at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in 2014 (11 February 2019). More...
AMA position statement: Updated recommendations on concussion in sport
Parents, coaches, athletes, and anyone involved in sport now have access to the most up-to-date, trustworthy recommendations on how to diagnose and treat concussion, following the launch of the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement. The Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement is available here (12 February 2019).
Reform of Queensland Biodiscovery Act
The Queensland Government is investigating options for reform of the Queensland Biodiscovery Act, which currently regulates how Queensland native biological material can be sued and commercialised. Response to the options paper closed on 15 February. More...
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