Author Archives: Alison Choy Flannigan

Federal Budget 2021-22: what does it mean for the Aged Care sector?

The health and aged care sector was the recipient of significant funding in the Federal Budget (including the $17.7 billion Aged Care package), while substantial funding was also allocated to assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We break down what the Budget will mean for the aged care, health, lifesciences and disability sectors. […]

What Approved Providers can and cannot charge under the Aged Care Act

The Federal Court handed down a decision in Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary, Department of Health [2018] on 2 March 2018, confirming that the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Act) disallows approved providers from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents. In Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary of Health […]