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Improved Care For Aged Care Residents

Vulnerable older Australians miss out in Budget

This week’s Federal Budget did little for older Hunter people, particularly the growing number of vulnerable people needing aged care at home or in facilities. Our politicians all say older…

Anaesthetic Error

Anaesthetic Error – Other Case Studies

Further to our own client's stories, other cases involving the misuse of anaesthesia or anaesthetic error in Australia and the UK have affected public and professional discourse surrounding anaesthesia. Grace Wong…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)  shines a spotlight on increasing financial abuse. Local elder law expert calls on Governments to take faster action to prevent it  A local…

Aged Care Policy

New Aged Care Policy Falls Woefully Short

The Federal Government’s latest aged care policy announcement falls significantly short of what’s required to address the crisis in aged care. From January 1, 2019 a new, “independent” Aged Care…

Cosmetic Surgery

Regulation of cosmetic surgery gets more teeth

Our recent blog supported the introduction by the Medical Board of Australia of new guidelines specifically for those undertaking cosmetic surgery. Now NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has taken steps…

IVF ART And Donor Children

Embryo donor loophole needs tighter regulation

Yesterday, the Sydney Morning Herald provided an update on the upsetting case of Natalie Parker which involves embryo donor regulation. The story first came to light in April 2016. In summary, having…

Review of the cosmetic surgery industry complete

We are encouraged by news that the Medical Board of Australia has completed its review of the cosmetic surgery industry and has today introduced what the ABC calls “tough new guidelines…

Genetic Justice – Fragile X

Recently one of our senior medical lawyers appeared in the Supreme Court on an application in a Fragile X case- Eastbury v Genea Limited.  Our client - Leighee Eastbury the mother…

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