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Inside track: Healthcare

03 December 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

CBA customers' medical data exposed in potential privacy breach
Medical information supplied by an unknown number of customers to Commonwealth Bank's insurance operation is made available to other arms of the bank, including to staff who decide whether to approve or decline loan applications (03 December 2018).  More...

ACCC to monitor the removal of GST on feminine hygiene products
The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to monitor and report on the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of menstrual products in the feminine hygiene products industry. The Government has previously agreed  with the states and territories that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be removed from menstrual products from 1 January 2019 (29 November 2018).  More...

More than 425 tonnes of toxic firefighting foam remains in Queensland
More than 425 tonnes of harmful firefighting foams, toxic to both the environment and to human health, were discovered at 468 locations in Queensland last year, according to a state government audit. Most of those locations were places in which bulk fuel or large amounts of chemicals were stored, because they were high fire risks (29 November 2018).  More...

Teens urged to vaccinate against meningococcal
The Queensland Government is encouraging more young Queenslanders to take advantage of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, as new data reveal only around 64 per cent of Year 10 students received the jab through the School Immunisation Program last school year (27 November 2018).  More...

Reminder: Australian Digital Health Agency "opt-out period" for My Health Record
As announced by the Australian Digital Health Agency, every Australian will be offered a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one during the opt out period which has been extended to 31 January 2019. During the opt out period individuals who do not want a record will be able to opt out by visiting My Health Record.

Contacts: 
Melbourne
Lisa Cody, Partner - Property & Real Estate
T: +61 3 9321 9872
E: lisa.cody@holdingredlich.com

Benjamin Marshall, Partner - Workplace Relations & Safety
T: +61 3 9321 9864
E: ben.marshall@holdingredlich.com

Sydney
Scott Alden, Partner - Construction & Infrastructure
T: +61 2 8083 0419 
E: scott.alden@holdingredlich.com

Helena Golovanoff, Partner - Construction & Infrastructure
T: +61 2 8083 0443 
E: helena.golovanoff@holdingredlich.com

Darren Pereira, Partner - Corporate & Commercial 
T: +61 2 8083 0487
E: darren.pereira@holdingredlich.com

Michael Selinger, Partner - Workplace Relations & Safety
T: +61 2 8083 0430
E: michael.selinger@holdingredlich.com

Brisbane
Rachel Drew, Partner - Workplace Relations & Safety
T: +61 7 3135 0617 
E: rachel.drew@holdingredlich.com

Paul Venus, Partner - Dispute Resolution & Litigation
T: +61 7 3135 0613
E: paul.venus@holdingredlich.com

Carl Hinze, Partner - Corporate & Commercial
T: +61 7 3135 0630
E: carl.hinze@holdingredlich.com

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