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Aged Care Law

So you think elder abuse justifies dismissal? Think again!

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently ruled that an enrolled nurse was unfairly dismissed from her employment in the high care area of an aged care facility, despite the FWC acknowledging that the nurse had used unwarranted physical contact upon a resident. On 14 September 2013 at the Audrey Prider Centre (the Facility), a resident…

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Tax win for Retirement Village Operators

Recently it has been common practice for residence agreements to contain ‘Capital Growth’ clauses, whereby an outgoing resident is entitled to a share of the capital growth of a unit on its resale. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has maintained that these Capital Growth payments are not deductible to the retirement village operator. However, a…

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