Currently, there are two large national Royal Commissions conducting inquiries in Australia: • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Over … Continued
Further to our earlier update we can now confirm that the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Act 2018 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 12 March 2019. The Act repeals section 51(3) of … Continued
In recent years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has cracked down on misleading advertising claims made by drug companies. These efforts align with a community expectation that over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are accurately represented. As … Continued
The so called ‘IP exemption’ (section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)) has historically provided a carve out for IP rights holders for agreements and arrangements which would otherwise breach certain restrictive … Continued
A couple of recent cases have thrown up a quite puzzling question in a fundamental area of clinical governance and hospital administration: the legal nature of the relationship between a private hospital and its accredited … Continued
A great summer read, the 2016 in Review details the important decisions of 2016 and their impact on employment policies and practices. Click here to download.
Each adult in Australia is presumed to have capacity to exercise their right of self-determination and give or withhold consent to medical treatment unless this presumption is rebutted. Once consent to certain treatment is given, … Continued
Last month, the Federal Court handed down its penalty decision in the proceedings commenced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of Nurofen-branded products. In ordering Reckitt Benckiser to … Continued
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