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Hunter Lawyer Win Australian Law Award – Regional Lawyer Of The Year

Hunter left out of regional and rural health inquiry

Hunter based health lawyer and Australian Lawyers’ Alliance (ALA) NSW spokesperson on health, Catherine Henry, is disappointed that the parliamentary inquiry brought on by the crisis in regional and rural…

Care Trend Shows New Stolen Generation

Care trend shows new Stolen Generation

For those of you who thought the Stolen Generation was a thing of the past - think again. The annual Family Matters report - issued this week – shows that…

Aged Care Performance Data Must Be Made Public

Aged care performance data must be made public

Consumers need easy access to data about the performance of individual aged care facilities so that they can make informed decisions, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). ALA spokesperson and…

Hearings Wrap Up

Royal Commission hearings wrap up

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety had its final hearings wrap up today, and leading aged care lawyer and advocate on aged care reform, Catherine Henry, says…

Newmarch House Deaths

Inquiry into Newmarch House deaths needed

The tragic number of deaths at Newmarch House exposes all that is wrong with Australia’s residential aged care system and why the Australian government needs to undertake urgent reform to…

Living Will

COVID-19 highlights the importance of living wills

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the importance and usefulness of advance care directives (ACDs) – sometimes referred to “living wills”. We have been talking about ACDs for years but, as…

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…

Newcastle Business Club Awards

Catherine Henry a Finalist in Business Awards

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

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…

Abortion Reform

Abortion reform put back in wake of election

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…

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