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Electing to terminate – how long is a “reasonable time”

Global moves to reduce the future cost of publicly funded medicines

In order to minimise pressure on health spending, regulators around the world are increasingly looking to promote the availability of ‘biosimilars’ - biological products that are highly similar...

05 October 2018
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All eyes on payroll tax as optometrists win appeal in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 524

On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Commissioner of State Revenue (Commissioner) in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty...

28 September 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

IP Australia releases proposed changes to Australia’s patent legislation

IP Australia has released an exposure draft for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill which proposes several key changes to Australia’s patent laws

31 July 2018
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Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

Biotech Insights: 2018 industry snapshot and key trends

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018
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Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Biosimilars: balancing access to affordable medicines with safety

The Australian regulatory position appears to reflect a stronger push towards the timely uptake of biosimilar medicines.

01 November 2017

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 2017

My Health Record: the resuscitation of e-health, or a data placebo?

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

A healthy respect for privacy – OAIC releases two new fact sheets on health information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released two new privacy fact sheets concerning health information.

06 February 2017

Health Sector Update - December 2016

November has seen a busy month in the Australian health sector, particularly with respect to consultations and reforms concerning medical devices.

12 December 2016

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