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Health Politics

Work to draft Calvary takeover law signed off a year before it was announced

The ACT’s Cabinet signed off on the start of work to draft a law to compulsorily acquire Calvary Public Hospital Bruce almost a year before the Government announced the takeover. Source: Canberra Times.


Doctor described as ‘an institution’ honoured at Catholic Health conference

A renowned gynaecologist/obstetrician who has worked at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women for almost 40 years has been awarded this year’s Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award at Catholic Health Australia’s annual conference. 

Health Politics

Senate committee rejects call for inquiry into hospital takeover

A Senate bill to force the ACT Legislative Assembly to conduct an inquiry into the takeover of the former Calvary Public Hospital Bruce should not pass, a committee has concluded. Source: Canberra Times. 

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.