Law Commission proposes repealing criminal offences for abortions

The Law Commission has outlined abortion law reforms that would remove abortion from the Crimes Act and repeal the need for two doctors to authorise the procedure.

Health Ministry works to mid-2020 date to legalise medicinal cannabis

People in chronic pain and the terminally ill will have to wait until at least mid-2020 to legally obtain medicinal cannabis, according to a Ministry of Health document – a wait criticised as far too long.

Māori, Pacific straight-to-interview policy likely to be copied: expert

All eligible Māori and Pacific job candidates are being automatically fast-tracked to the interview stage for openings at Auckland DHB.

‘Discriminatory’ disability law to be repealed, family care policy changed – Government

The Government will repeal a disability law described as a "shame on society" and overhaul its policy on paying families who care for their disabled loved ones.

Call for bigger share of tobacco tax to help quitters given thumbs-up

The Tax Working Group’s call to re-direct tobacco tax income to quit support has been backed by Hāpai Te Hauora who says it is time for the Government to take a ‘’brave stand”.

Disability law labelled “shame on society” a step closer to repeal

A disability law described as a "shame on society" looks likely to be quashed, with a high-level Government committee to consider its repeal today.

New chair-elect named at launch of Primary Health Federation

Rotorua mayor and midwife Steve Chadwick was announced as chair-elect at last night’s formal parliamentary launch of the new Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand.

Overhaul ACC to cover illness not just injuries, argues Sir Geoffrey Palmer

ACC should be overhauled to meet the original vision of a single system for people incapacitated by both illness and accidents, says former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

Treasury officials suggested dropping national bowel screening programme funding as saving option

Treasury officials suggested halting the expansion of the national bowel screening programme as an option to keep Health Minister David Clark's Budget 2018 wish-list within the $750 million to $770 million range, newly released documents show.
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