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Inside track: Healthcare

25 May 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

$8.6 million to improve patients hospital experience
Patients at hospital emergency departments and COVID-19 clinics will benefit from an $8.6 million expansion of the NSW Government’s award-winning Patient Experience Program (18 May 2020).  More...

Queensland voluntary euthanasia laws to be referred to law reform commission
Proposed laws that would legalise voluntary euthanasia will not be passed by the Queensland Government this term, with the draft legislation to instead be referred to the law reform commission (21 May 2020).  More...

New laws to force coughers and spitters to be tested for coronavirus
Anyone accused of coughing or spitting on a person could soon face mandatory testing for COVID-19, as the Queensland Government moves to close a loophole in its response to the pandemic (19 May 2020).  More...

Queensland border could stay closed until September, Palaszczuk warns
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says based on "the best health advice" the state's borders could remain closed to interstate visitors until September, despite pressure from her counterpart in NSW to remove the road blocks (18 May 2020).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Vindication of professional reputation arising from defamatory online publications
Beijing Law Review by Ian Freckelton QC
This article identifies the growing phenomenon of professionals suing their clients/patients for online defamation of their professional status and reputation.  More...

The most promising therapeutics for COVID-19
Rapid Research Information Forum; Office of the Chief Scientist (Australia): 17 May 2020
This rapid research brief responds to the question - what are the most promising COVID-19 therapeutics in development globally and nationally, and what are their mechanisms of action, their stage of development and their strengths and limitations?  More...

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