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Employment| 31 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Commission has announced the introduction of paid pandemic leave to employees employed in the aged care industry and who are covered by the Nurses Award 2010, Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020 and Aged Care Award 2010.
Health and community| 01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has presented a number of regulatory and legal challenges for the Australian health and aged care sector. This article summarises some of the support provided by the Australian Government sector, as well as some of the regulatory restrictions involved ...
Thinking| 18 Sep 2019
Some important issues have been clarified at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability’s first public sitting held in Brisbane on 16 September 2019...
Employment and workplace relations| 24 Aug 2017
An employer took unlawful adverse action when it dismissed a pregnant employee (Ms P) on grounds of redundancy two days before she was due to commence parental leave.
Employment and workplace relations| 01 Aug 2016
The Department of Health has reported that the number of assaults against aged care residents has increased by 10% within one year.