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Victorian Government response to Parliamentary Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector

The Victorian Government has now released its response to the Legislative Council's Legal and Social Issues Committee Re...

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Retirement Living Alert

New Retirement Villages Regulations released in South Australia

The Retirement Villages Act 2016 (SA) was introduced in November 2016 as the first part of the reform of retirement vill...

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Disability Alert

Have you got your NDIS Agreements ready?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) rollout is now well underway across most of Australia. This nationwide...

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Home Care Alert

Update on Aged Care Agreements: STRC, CHSP and Home Care

Russell Kennedy has been expanding our range of template aged care agreements.

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Managing home care client budgets

With the 27 February changes making it easier for consumers to change approved providers, it has become even more import...

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Russell Kennedy Lawyers named law firm of the year in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

Russell Kennedy Lawyers has been named the 2018 'Law Firm of the Year' for expertise in the practice area of Retirement ...

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Aged Care Alert

Amendments to the Subsidy Principles 2014: The end of the third party RAD?

A recent amendment to the Subsidy Principles 2014 is likely to discourage families from paying “third party RADs” for ...

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Home Care Alert

Providing home care in your village

With the home care market opening up next year, Russell Kennedy is receiving a number of enquiries from retirement livin...

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Aged Care Alert

Capital Refurbishment Fees

On 2 September 2016, the Department of Health announced that capital refurbishment fees which were being charged by some...

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Aged Care Alert

DLW Health Services decision - Federal Court says Aged Care ACFI documents are “riddled with ambiguous, uncertain and inconsistent language”

The Full Court of the Federal Court has made a number of comments about the poor quality of the ACFI documents in a deci...

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Aged Care Alert

New unfair term laws in supplier contracts

Aged care providers should be aware that from 12 November 2016, the provisions in the Australian Consumer Law regarding ...

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Aged Care Alert

Importance of a properly signed resident agreement

The importance of having a properly signed resident agreement is often overlooked by aged care providers.

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Aged Care Alert

Complaints Commissioner jurisdiction

Providers contacted by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner should not automatically assume the Commissioner has jurisd...

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Workplace Relations Alert

Back to the Future - When Can Past Behaviour Justify Dismissal

When dismissing an employee for misconduct, often the incident resulting in dismissal is the ‘final straw’ in a pattern ...