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Inside track: Healthcare

21 July 2021

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

$2 million to improve Australia’s lung health
The Australian Government is providing $2 million to improve education and training for Australian health practitioners to better diagnose, manage and care for people with lung conditions (15 July 2021).  More...

Climate emergency must not be ignored
AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said the AMA was extremely disappointed the House Standing Committee on Environment and Energy has stated Australia’s current approach to reducing emissions is adequate and has recommended against passing new proposed climate change bills (14 July 2021).  More...

Combo meal deals and price discounts on fast food encourage us to eat more junk. It’s time for policy action: Deakin University
Our new study, found the “combination meal deals” and “limited time” offers from the major chains provide strong incentives for people to over-consume unhealthy food and drinks. It’s time governments took policy action to limit price promotions on unhealthy food (13 July 2021).  More...

New agreement to help people manage life with diabetes
To mark National Diabetes Week, the Australian Government is announcing a new three-year $140 million agreement with Diabetes Australia to continue delivering the National Diabetes Services Scheme (12 July 2021).  More...

Queensland

Fears Queenslanders could go ‘doctor shopping’ to access euthanasia
Under the voluntary assisted dying bill to be debated in September, patients seeking to end their life would not need their terminal diagnosis signed off by a specialist (15 July 2021).  More...

Australian-first $80 million children’s health and education centre of excellence begins construction on the Gold Coast
Key tenants have committed to be part of the new Proxima development, a $80 million children’s health and education centre of excellence (14 July 2021).  More...

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