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Senate Bill seeks to introduce mandated ratio of skilled staff to care recipients for all Australian aged care facilities 08 Sep

Senator Derryn Hinch introduced the Aged Care Amendment (Ratio of Skilled Staff to Care Recipients) Bill 2017 to the Senate this week. more

Proposed Amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act - Part 207 Sep

If the resident does not leave the unit in the same condition (except for fair wear and tear) as when they entered the unit, the operator may carry out reinstatement work and claim the cost from the resident. There appears to be no restriction on the operator and resident agreeing on entry that any reinstatement costs will be deducted from the exit entitlement. more

Proposed Amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act25 Aug

10 August 2017, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Public Works and Utilities Committee and the Committee is due to report to the Parliament by 28 September 2017. more

Julie McStay announced as featured speaker at Health Metrics World Conference 201723 Aug

Julie, one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in the aged care and retirement living sector, will appear at the Health Metrics World Conference. more

Common management rights misconceptions08 Aug

Bush lawyers abound out there in strataland. more

Can you sack an employee for not taking sick leave?03 Aug

As we move into the final stages of winter, the cacophony of coughs and dripping of noses is intensifying in many Australian workplaces. more

Workplace romance in the spotlight after AFL resignations 18 Jul

The alleged “forced” resignations of two senior AFL officials last week after disclosing affairs with co-workers has again sparked public debate about the legal issues and consequences surrounding workplace romances: more

Recent FWC decision provides no relief for aged care and community service providers06 Jul

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that additional flexibility in part-time rostering is not necessary in order for aged care and community service providers to meet their obligations under the NDIS. more

Hynes Legal listed as leading law firm in Doyles Guides Leading Health and Aged Care Firms - Queensland 201729 Jun

Hynes Legal listed as a tier one firm in Doyles Guide’s “Leading Health and Aged Care Firms – Queensland, 2017. more

Non-compliance with industrial laws just got 15% more expensive25 May

The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017. more

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