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Tightening the bond – Aged Care Amendment Bill 2011 (Cth) released

By Arthur Koumoukelis and Jessica Smythe of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

As part of the Government’s health and hospital reform agenda to better protect accommodation bonds paid by residents of aged care facilities and improve the complaints scheme, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, introduced the Aged Care Amendment Bill 2011 (Cth) (the Bill) to parliament on 27 May 2011.   read more