March 27, 2019

Auskey will be tired in 2020 and replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

Read more about this at: https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Newsroom/Digital-interaction-with-us/AUSkey-replacement-coming/

and at: https://www.dta.gov.au/our-project...

March 26, 2019

The new single charter of rights has been released for federally funded aged care clients, of note:

1.  The start date is 1/7/2019

2.  All new clients must get an individually signed copy from 1/7/2019

3.  Clients must have the opportunity to also sign the document

4....

March 20, 2019

The AN-ACC assessment and funding model is based on the following six key design elements:

  • resident funding assessment to be separate from resident care planning assessments

  • funding assessment to be undertaken by external assessors capturing the information nec...

March 20, 2019

The Federal Government's increased Aged Care funding starts today. Although the government explanations talk about it as one off funding, this is spread over 18 months in the normal monthly subsidy payments while the Royal Commission runs and the new funding arrangemen...

March 15, 2019

The Department of Health and Aged Care along with the University of Wollongong have release a report on a proposed new module for Residential Aged Care Funding

Read more at:  https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/03_2019/rucs_report_5_funding_mode...

March 10, 2019

On 14 January 2020 Windows 7 hits its end of life, on that date Microsoft will end free support for updates including Critical Security Updates. For most business and private users of Windows 7 they will be left vulnerable and unprotected from security bugs and flaws....

March 8, 2019

New draft Retirement Village Accreditation Standards available for reading and feedback. 

Download here:  https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/2095495/ARVA%20Standards%20V0.10.3%20PDF.pdf

Send feedback no later than Friday 12 April 2019 to:

Property Council retirementliving@pro...

March 8, 2019

New rules start on 11/3/2019 to allow aged care organisations to sponsor foreigners with special skills not listed in the eligible occupations list. These skills could include being bilingual.

Read more at: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2019/03/...

March 7, 2019

Consumer Directed Care Home Care (CDC) providers also known as Home Care Packages (HCP) providers have been warned to publish their fees on MyAgedCare portal as required or be penalised. Apparently up to 30% of organisations providing HCP home care haven't complied wit...

March 5, 2019

Support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 plus R2 versions runs out on 14/2/2020, this means unless you sign up to very expensive Extended Support Packages, then you will not get any security updates.  You should be planning your update strategy now, not at t...

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