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Latest report on maternal deaths in Australia

Thankfully, maternal deaths are rare in Australia. But the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Maternal deaths in Australia 2015-2017 show that, tragically, healthy women do still…

Aged Care Act

Redraft of the aged care act needed

The Aged Care Act 1997 needs to be rewritten to improve safety and quality in aged care says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) ahead of the release of the preliminary…

Selling A Business

Selling a business

There is a myriad of reasons why you might be selling a business. Many business owners not only fail to draw the full value for their business, but they struggle…

The Garling Report

Has the Garling Report improved NSW health care?

The ‘Final Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals’ (the ‘Garling Report’) was released in 2008 and presented various recommendations to the…

Social Media

Compensation claims and social media

We have represented hundreds of people who have successfully obtained lump sum compensation for personal injuries and disabilities caused by negligence. In our experience, we often find that people do…

Maternity Health Policy

NSW maternity health policy

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

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

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

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

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…

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