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Action required - new labour hire licencing scheme impacts all aged care and community service providers11 Apr

From 18 April 2018 all labour hire providers will need a licence to operate in Queensland.

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Debt recovery, attorneys and impaired capacity06 Apr

Recovering debts in the aged care context can be complex, particularly where a resident has appointed an attorney or there are issues of capacity.

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Federal Court decision on “Asset Replacement Charge” 07 Mar

On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision concerning the validity of the “Asset Replacement Charge” which Regis Aged Care has been charging to residents.

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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.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into law11 Dec

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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.

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Amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act passed06 Nov

On 25 October 2017, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 was passed in the Queensland Parliament.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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