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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…

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…

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…

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