In the media
My Health Record 'identical' to failed UK
scheme, privacy expert says
Australia's impending My Health Record system is "identical" to a failed system in England that was cancelled after it was found to be selling patient data to drug and insurance companies, a British privacy expert has said (22 July 2018). More...
Sports institute on-side with mental health
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has launched an audit of the mental health of Australia's elite athletes. The program consists of two mental health initiatives, enhancing the AIS's commitment to athlete wellbeing (19 July 2018). More...
Analysis: Mental health apps can lead to over-diagnosis
and have "limited" scientific basis
While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine claim the apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness (18 July 2018). More...
Scientists left speechless after proposed changes to
Defence Trade Control Act
AAMRI is alarmed at a sweeping proposal from the Department of Defence that would severely impact on international research collaboration. The proposal for the Defence Trade Control Act includes controlling supply of any technology, without explanation, and the power to control publication of research in scientific journals, an essential part of the peer-review process (17 July 2018). More...
Medical Board of Australia v Davis  QCAT
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