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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Budget incentives to encourage downsizing – do they go far enough?18 May

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 is to try and ease pressure on housing prices).

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Hynes Legal listed in Best Lawyers List for 2017/1807 Apr

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.

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WA Coroner makes recommendations regarding home care09 Mar

The WA Coroner has released a report following an inquest into the death of care of a home care recipient.

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FWC Penalty Rate Decision – Limited Impact for Aged Care Providers 23 Feb

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.

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