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Health Politics

Calvary inquiry told ‘self-government in ACT not a right’

Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese chancellor Patrick McArdle has told a Senate inquiry that self-government in the ACT is not a right. Source: ABC News.

Health Politics

Senate inquiry told Calvary takeover ‘bordered on unconscionable conduct’

Leaders of Calvary Health Care have criticised the ACT Government for the way it took over its former public hospital in the Canberra suburb of Bruce. Source: Canberra Times.

Euthanasia Health

ACT Government criticised over legislative tactics

Senior Canberra-Goulburn priest Fr Tony Percy has criticised the ACT Government for the way it passed legislation decriminalising some drugs, raising alarm over whether the same “lack of due process” will be applied to its euthanasia laws. Source: The Australian.

Health In The Dioceses

Lismore Diocese to build hospital offering ‘cutting-edge medical services’

Lismore Diocese has today announced plans for a new private hospital in line with its vision to ensure the Northern Rivers and surrounding communities continue to be provided with high-quality health care.

Health Pope Francis

Pope speaks of scourge of drug addiction as report highlights Australian crisis

A drug overdose claims an Australian life every four hours according to a new report, coinciding with a call by Pope Francis to cast off indifference to the crisis of drug addiction. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Unique home for young people celebrates 13th birthday

Victoria’s only permanent residence for young people with a significant acquired brain injury has marked its 13th birthday. Source: VMCH.


Medical groups sound alarm on ‘critical backlog’ in surgery waiting lists

Top medical groups have called for immediate action to reduce the “increasingly critical backlog” of patients waiting for elective surgery, with public hospitals failing to clear waiting lists that ballooned to unprecedented levels during the pandemic. Source: The Australian.


Catholic Health Australia warns cuts to services looming

Catholic Health Australia says hospitals could be forced to cut back services after the Department of Health and Aged Care backtracked on ensuring funding would continue to flow from private health insurers for almost 500 essential medical devices.

Health Politics

Gallagher takes swipe at Pocock over support for Calvary inquiry

Finance Minister Katy Gallagher has taken a swipe at independent ACT Senator David Pocock for supporting the expansion of a federal parliamentary inquiry into a bill to compel an ACT Government inquiry into the takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Source: Canberra Times.