June 27, 2017

Legislation regarding GST-free supply of disability supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been updated.

The Determination commences on 1 July 2017 and applies to supplies made on or after 1 July 2017 which are made on or before 30 June 2021.


June 26, 2017

What are the proposed changes?  

The proposed changes are as follows:

  • clarifying that re-painting of external surfaces once every 10 years is capital maintenance

  • requiring copies of a village's insurance policy documents be available to residents

  • a new 'ave...

June 26, 2017

Lengthy inquiry recommends consideration of nursing requirements, publication of staff ratios and efforts to tackle pay in aged care.

The Commonwealth should look at introducing minimum nursing requirements for all aged care facilities, a Senate inquiry into the sector’...

June 20, 2017

The Department of health has asked the following to submit experiences on the Commonwealth's Aged Care Quality Regulatory processes:

  • consumers

  • their families

  • carers

  • aged care organisations

  • staff of organisations

  • other professionals in the ag...

June 6, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has increased the minimum wage by 3.3% to $18.29 per hour from 1/7/2017. The minimum weekly wage will be $694.90.

Just when the aged care industry thought it had clarity on future financial reporting requirements, the Department of Health has announced a back flip on one of its previously announced requirements.

Late last year the Department announced a draft of new financial repor...

June 2, 2017

Aged care facilities will be surveyed for accreditation using a new online system starting this month, in an effort to prevent sub-standard facilities from falling through the cracks. 

Aged care facilities will be able to compare their accreditation performance against...

June 2, 2017

ACFA concluded that the bank guarantee, private insurance and pooled insurance options are either likely not to be viable. That the benefits of any scheme must outweigh its cost and that no organisation should allowed to opt out of a national scheme.

The options left ar...

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Home Care changes deadline approaches

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Home Care providers need to ensure they have implemented the changes requiremented for this financial year, including but not limited to putting up th...

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