Aged Care & Retirement Living News
The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017....read more
In last week’s budget, the Government announced measures aimed to encourage older Australians to downsize. The Government has stated the intention of the incentive is to help free up property supply for younger families (which we suspect…...read more
Hynes Legal is proud to announce that three of the firm’s team members have, once again, featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2017/18....read more
The Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) in conjunction with the Australian Government have released a report providing advice on cost neutral mechanisms to ensure access to care for supported residents....read more
The WA Coroner has released a report following an inquest into the death of care of a home care recipient.
In a landmark decision the Fair Work Commission today ruled that existing Sunday penalty rates in Hospitality and Retail Awards no longer achieve modern award objectives and do not provide a fair and relevant safety net.
On Monday 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by both houses and is now awaiting Royal Assent.
The Fair Work Commission has found that an aged care provider unfairly dismissed a personal carer when it erroneously relied upon an “eyewitness’” to substantiate an allegation of elder abuse.
Australia's aged care sector has endured a week to forget, when a loose piece of guidance from the Department of Health sparked off a sales frenzy from investors.
FWO cracking down on employment conditions in the aged care and disability service industries – it's time to get your house in order!12 Sep
In November 2015 the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced an audit campaign in the health care and social assistance industry (one of Australia’s largest employing industries).
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced several planning policies aimed at encouraging aged care and retirement living development in Brisbane City Council. Details of the announcement can be found here.
The Department of Health (Department) has released an Industry Feedback Alert in response to the South Australian Coroner’s recommendations regarding aged care residents on anticoagulant therapy and falls resulting in head injuries.
Capital refurbishment fees/ asset replacement fees/ administration fees/ room reinstatement fees - maximising revenue within the confines of the legislation26 Jul
With changes to ACFI, providers are increasingly looking to novel fee structures and the additional services framework to find ways to maximise revenue.
Last week’s decision by the Fair Work Commission to overturn the approval of the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014 – 2017 shows that all it takes is one disadvantaged employee to bring down a whole agreement.
- Short Term Restorative Care – a new kind of flexible care06 Jun
- Reduction in red tape with the release of the new Allocation Principles 25 May
- Payment of exit entitlements to deceased estates07 Apr
- Smoking banned in aged care facilities except in designated outdoor areas31 Mar
- Victorian Coroner finds resident’s progress notes to be ‘suboptimal’ 21 Mar
- Manage your facility’s holiday risks this Easter21 Mar
- Home care reforms bring increased consumer choice07 Mar
- Defamed via social media? How can a not-for-profit respond?02 Mar
- Hynes Legal listed in The Best Lawyers List for 2016/1729 Feb
- EPOAs behaving badly - What to do when an appointed attorney acts inappropriately 26 Feb