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A 28-year-old man has been jailed for a year for brutally attacking a Perth paramedic in Midland. Father of two Ian Dyer received a broken jaw and fractures to the base of his skull while escorting Bradley Phillip Nelson, 28, into St John of God Hospital at 3am on August 24. He was punched in the side of his face hard enough to lose consciousness and fall to the ground. The attack prompted calls for tougher penalties for people who assaulted emergency services workers, with Mr Dyer last month saying he wanted to see “punishment … and righteous justice” for the attack that would see him facing two months off work and then light duties.

Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes has a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) with which it must deal before Deputy President Masson in Court 5 – Level 6 and Conference Room D -Level 6 in Melbourne (Ford).

Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria has a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) to face in front of Fair Work Deputy President Colman in chambers in Melbourne (Lawrence).

An application for approval of the Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd and Consultant Pathology Services Pty Ltd Enterprise Agreement (2018) (s.185 – Application for approval will be heard by Fair Work Deputy President Colman in chambers in Melbourne.

The AMA (Victoria) Ltd & Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation and Alfred Health & Bendigo Health and Others have a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) raging before Commissioner Gregory in Court 5 – Level 6 and Conference Room D – Level 6 in Melbourne.

St Vincent’s Pathology is dealing with a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) in front of Fair Work Commissioner Cirkovic in Court 3 – Level 6 and Conference Room B – Level 6 in Melbourne (Godfrey).

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application from Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd for the Ramsay Health Care WA Hospitals Health Services Union Enterprise Agreement 2019 has been ratified by Fair Work Commissioner Williams sitting in Perth on 4 September 2019.

A drug-using nurse employed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital ran over a woman in her car before fleeing the scene, leaving the victim with a severe brain injury, a court has heard. The District Court is preparing to sentence Annette Susan La Roche, 38, who pleaded guilty on the first day of her trial to causing harm by dangerous driving and leaving an accident scene. The court heard La Roche had been in a “toxic relationship” with her boyfriend, involving illicit drug use, while she was employed as a nurse at the hospital. In July 2017, after the relationship had ended, the court heard La Roche went to her ex-boyfriend’s house in Smithfield, in Adelaide’s north, “to annoy him” and to collect money owed. It heard when a woman approached her car armed with a bat, La Roche ran her over and drove off, leaving the victim with a severe brain injury. Defence lawyer Andy Ey told the court his client was not expecting the victim to approach her car with a weapon. Mr Ey said La Roche had her niece and friends in the car with her at the time and when the victim approached they started screaming and “it all happened very quickly”. “My client’s window was down, she was concerned for her vehicle and her own safety,” he said. The court heard La Roche reversed before driving forward and driving over the victim. “She didn’t intend to hit the victim or harm her in any way,” Mr Ey said. “If she had her time again, she simply would have kept reversing, rather than making the decision in the heat of the moment to move forward and turn around.” After running the woman over, La Roche called in sick to work at the hospital and went to a friend’s house. She turned herself in at a police station the following day.