GP's round-the-clock clinic foiled by pharmacy rules

The case hinged, bizarrely, on the definition of 'shopping centre'.
Law Courts

A GP is appealing to the Minister for Health to allow him to open a medical clinic with a 24-hour pharmacy after being foiled by the Byzantine rules protecting pharmacies from competition.

Dr Alan Cunneen is battling to transform his practice in Melbourne into an around-the-clock GP clinic in conjunction with a small pharmacy to dispense medications after hours.