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Brisbane’s Metro North hospital service broke government rules over lawsuit against patient

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The use of taxpayer funds for psychiatrists to sue a former mental health patient over a blog, broke Queensland government rules that were brought in to prevent Bjelke-Petersen-era misuse of defamation laws.

The ABC can reveal Australia’s largest public hospital service, Metro North, bankrolled the $700,000 private defamation claim against a disability pensioner without seeking the…



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