New laws in WA have made immunisation a condition of enrolment in childcare services, community kindergartens and schools.
The Working With Children scheme in QLD has been amended to clarify certain terminology, streamline existing processes and to bolster protective measures in relation to children.
In anticipation of the NDIS rollout in South Australia, changes have been made to the relevant working with children and disability worker laws to align the requirements with NDIS standards.
As Victoria prepares to transition to the NDIS, several amendments have been made to the Disability Act 2006 (Vic) to reflect NDIS standards, in relation to restrictive practices, information systems and community visitors.
Victorian nurse and midwife to patient ratios have been updated to reflect changes in medical tech, patient complexity, best practice and community expectations.
In this case, the Queensland Supreme Court held that a dentist, who had been lawfully terminated for allegedly sexually harassing a dental assistant, was liable to compensate his former employer for the loss of opportunity to profit from his services.
New legislation has been introduced in SA to regulate the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes and to implement new signage requirements in ‘no smoking’ zones.
The User Rights Principles 2014 (Cth) have been amended to require approved providers to give written notice to DHS in a standardised format regarding the amount they charge for certain services. This new disclosure requirement is intended to facilitate a new pricing comparison feature on the My Aged Care Service Finder.