Recent Blogs

Background The response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to evolve globally and residential aged care facilities in Australia are being impacted directly. In addition to the existing legal and regulatory obligations of approved providers, further restrictions and directives for aged care facilities were announced by the Prime Minister today. A human biosecurity emergency On […]

Read More

As the global pandemic and impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, it has become clear that residential aged care facilities will be directly affected by the virus, and will face issues around supply chain, workforce and cash flow. This note is intended to provide practical information for residential aged care providers from a legal perspective. […]

Read More

New Rules of conduct for NSW retirement village operators

Retirement Villages

From 1 January 2020, NSW retirement village operators have had to comply with a number of new Rules of conduct. The Rules cover standards of conduct, marketing retirement villages, dispute resolution, training and competencies of staff in connection with the management or operation of retirement villages. We have outlined more information about the key changes […]

Read More

The Royal Commission concluded in its interim report released on 31 October 2019 that there was a need for a fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of the aged care industry in Australia. Following this conclusion, on 6 December 2019, the Royal Commission released its first Consultation Paper (Paper) outlining its ideas […]

Read More

The Commonwealth Parliament passed the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 (Cth) (Bill) in the last sitting week, which will amend the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Aged Care Act), Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Cth) (Commission Act) and other related laws, which are expected to commence from 1 […]

Read More

The next rollout of changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) (RV Act) introduced by the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017 (Qld), commenced on 11 November 2019. In this alert, we have briefly set out some of the changes which took effect and which you need to be aware of to ensure compliance. General Services […]

Read More

Department update – notification of a material change The Department of Health recently updated its notification of a material change form and revised its guidance around the circumstances in which approved providers should notify the Secretary of the Department of any change of circumstances that materially affects a provider’s suitability to provide aged care. Importantly, […]

Read More

Welcome to our blog!

tglawmaster
December 4, 2019
Welcome

Through our Health, Aged Care and Retirement Villages blog, we hope to keep you up to date with the constant changes that affect your industry, as well as share our insights and experiences. Subscribe here and be the first to know when new blogs are posted!

Read More