On 25 October 2017, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 was passed in the Queensland Parliament....read more
In recent weeks Hynes Legal has maintained a close watch on the changes proposed in the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill)....read more
The Government has recently released a data report detailing the operation of the new home care system and national prioritisation process....read more
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.
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.
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.
Julie, one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in the aged care and retirement living sector, will appear at the Health Metrics World Conference.
Bush lawyers abound out there in strataland.
As we move into the final stages of winter, the cacophony of coughs and dripping of noses is intensifying in many Australian workplaces.
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:
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.
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.
The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017.
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