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Maternity Health Policy

NSW maternity health policy

  • 02/09/2019

In recent decades, maternity health policy in Australia has promoted vaginal delivery and prioritised reducing the rates of delivery by caesarean section. In NSW, the maternity health policy, Towards Normal…

Watt V State Of NSW

Case Study: Watt v State of NSW

  • 23/08/2019

Watt v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC 1926 is a decision of the Honourable Justice Garling in the NSW Supreme Court which considered the s54 Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)…

Australasian Birth Trauma Conference

Australasian Birth Trauma Conference

  • 13/08/2019

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association and the Centre for Perinatal Psychology hosted the first Australasian Birth Trauma Conference in Brisbane earlier this month. Guest speakers addressed an interesting range of…

Mildura Royal Commission

Mildura hearing of the Aged Care Royal Commission

  • 08/08/2019

Mildura was host to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearing between July 29 and 31. According to senior counsel assisting the commission, Peter Gray, QC,  the town…

Perth Hearing Of The Royal Commission

Perth hearing of the Aged Care Royal Commission

  • 03/07/2019

The Perth hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety inquired into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services. As is the…

Guide To Pets And The Law

Your Guide to Pets and the Law

  • 02/07/2019

Australians love their pets. And Catherine Henry Lawyers is a pet friendly law firm. Catherine Henry’s dog, Billie (pictured), can often be found helping around the office. So, we thought we’d…

Newcastle Business Club Awards

Catherine Henry a Finalist in Business Awards

  • 17/06/2019

The founder and Principal of Catherine Henry Lawyers has been named as a finalist in the Newcastle Business Club Awards. Catherine Henry joins Ian Jones, Ian Tresidder, Jennifer Parkes and…

Elder Abuse Key Issues

Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence

  • 17/06/2019

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has release a paper Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence. The paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key…

Legal Assistance

Legal assistance for those living with cancer

  • 29/05/2019

For almost 10 years, solicitors from Catherine Henry Lawyers have been volunteering their time to provide free legal assistance for those living with cancer. Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program offers…

Abortion Reform

Abortion reform put back in wake of election

  • 28/05/2019

The return of Liberal/National party governments at both state and federal level in recent elections has undoubtedly set back the cause of abortion reform - an issue that the vast…

Maternity Care Policy

NSW Health Maternity Care Policy

  • 27/05/2019

The 2010, the NSW Health maternity care policy, Towards Normal Birth in NSW was developed in response to the Mothers and Babies Report 2006* which revealed that both elective and…

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…


Review: ‘Anaesthesia’ by Kate Cole-Adams

  • 03/12/2018

The book by Kate Cole-Adams, ‘Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion; The Mystery of Consciousness’, provides an engaging and thought-provoking look at the issues surrounding the use of modern-day anaesthetic. It…

My Health Record: Opt-Out Period Extended

  • 22/11/2018

The Senate has voted to extend the opt-out period for the ‘My Health Record’ system to 31 January 2019. This gives Australians an extra two-and-a-half months to opt-out of the system.…

A Summary Of Medical Negligence Cases

Full tribunal findings on Dr Gayed released

  • 11/10/2018

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) published its full decision on October 9 in the case brought by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) against Dr Gayed. The NCAT hearing…

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