A Brisbane doctor has managed to escape jail over drug offences for the second time in as many years, with the Judge granting her leniency because of her duties as a single mother to a four-month-old daughter. Rebecca Jane Ianniello, 34, wiped tears from her eyes today after receiving her sentence of two years jail with immediate parole for a string of drug offences. A police raid on Ms Ianniello’s Brisbane CBD hotel room uncovered around 4.5g of pure methamphetamine and over $20,000 cash in November 2017. The suspended medical practitioner was arraigned in June this year after pleading guilty to possessing more than 2g of a dangerous drug, another drug possession charge, possessing a relevant substance and possessing a thing relevant to drug possession. Ms Ianniello was already on parole when she faced court today, after being sentenced to 18 months jail but immediately paroled in September last year for being caught with more than 30g of methamphetamine in 2016. Justice Thomas Bradley told the court in other circumstances, a jail term of 2.5 years would be appropriate for the kind of offences Ms Ianniello committed, but granted her immediate parole because of her “particular situation.”

Eight former patients of an under-fire doctor have come forward to a law firm alleging misconduct. Police are also continuing to investigate Dr Shafiul Milky in relation to multiple sexual assault allegations. Since the law firm last week confirmed it is investigating Dr Milky, seven patients have contacted Adviceline Injury Lawyers alleging misconduct by the Bellarine Peninsula doctor. Patients have approached the firm with allegations spanning back to 2013.

An Illawarra mother says her intellectually disabled daughter remains fearful and confused after a sexual assault which took place while she was being cared for by an NDIS provider.

Family Support WA Inc is defending a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) in front of Deputy President Beaumont in chambers in Adelaide (Neaves).

The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres Inc has a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) before Commissioner Williams in chambers in Perth (Lewis).

A s.185 (Application for approval of a multi-enterprise agreement) from Victorian Hospitals’ Industrial Association for its Victorian Community Health Sector (Audiologists, Dietitians, Pharmacists & Psychologists) 2018-2021 has been ratified by Fair Work Deputy President Colman in Melbourne on 16 August 2019.

Uniting Mission and Education will defend a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Johns in chambers (via telephone) in Sydney (Bleyerveen).

Merri Outreach Support Services Ltd has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to answer before Fair Work Commissioner Wilson in chambers in Melbourne (Lamaro).