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Inside track: Healthcare

24 February 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

New labels warning pregnant women about alcohol anger wine industry
The regulator Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) are pushing ahead with a proposal for mandatory warning labels on alcoholic drinks to replace the current voluntary scheme (21 February 2020).  More...

Young people dropping private health hurts insurers most, not public hospitals
But the industry’s argument a youth exodus will put massive amounts of additional pressure on public hospitals doesn’t stack up. The industry’s self-serving claims are simply designed to bolster its case for yet more government handouts. The proportion of the population with any form of private hospital insurance is now around 44% (19 February 2020).  More...

How does coronavirus compare with previous global outbreaks?
The WHO is yet to declare a pandemic, but did label it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) following confirmation of human-to-human transmission outside of China. Prior to COVID-19, two other coronaviruses – SARS-CoV and MERS CoV – also generated worldwide concern due to their global reach and the number of deaths they caused (19 February 2020).  More...

‘Significant step’ in COVID-19 vaccine quest
A University of Queensland team has met a key milestone in their fast-tracked research to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19 (21 February 2020).  More...

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Worker Screening Law) Determination 2020
This instrument specifies the State and Territory laws that are NDIS worker screening laws for the purposes of section 10B of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (18 February 2020).  More...

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