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New licensing scheme impacts all aged care and community service providers15 Feb

New laws regarding using or providing labour hire services will shortly commence. These changes affect all aged care and community service providers. more

Variations, top ups, extensions and options07 Feb

These are all words that we use interchangeably in our day-to-day management rights dealings but they mean different things to different people. more

Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into law11 Dec more

Two Amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act now in force28 Nov

As we detailed in our article on 6 November 2017, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017, that significantly amends the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (RV Act), was passed in the Queensland Parliament on 25 October 2017. It was subsequently assented to and became law on 10 November 2017. more

Where to now for strata law reform?16 Nov

The lot entitlements discussion paper was issued in February 2014 – almost four years ago. The BUGTA one was issued in September this year.T more

Queensland Parliament passes amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act 199926 Oct

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). more

Home care packages not meeting assessed needs and demand according to Government report22 Sep

The Government has recently released a data report detailing the operation of the new home care system and national prioritisation process. 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. 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

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