Community

We understand that the community sector is part of the fabric of Australian society and fundamental to the life and wellbeing of Australians.

Meridian works closely with individuals and organisations across the care, education, not-for-profit, charity and association sectors. We appreciate the nuances of dealing with faith-based and community organisations, as well as the challenges affecting the not-for-profit sector. Our team is familiar with the regulatory and support structures for those in need of care and supervision including the aged, the disabled, children, students, and those who are mentally or physically ill, or incapacitated.

We can assist with commercial, property, governance and regulatory advice, workplace relations and safety, bullying, discrimination and abuse claims, injury, liability, professional indemnity and D&O insurance claims and policy advice, civil and commercial litigation and coronial enquiries. Our extensive experience within the community space enables us to deliver efficient and astute advice at reasonable rates.

PERSPECTIVES

  • Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: A reminder: Child Care providers in Victoria, now subject to the Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme

    The new laws which applied from 1 January 2019, regulate the way in which employers in the child care industry identify, investigate and respond to all child safety allegations. The laws apply to all Victorian approved child care providers under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (Vic) and any children’s service under […]

  • Health,
  • Sep 24, 2018
  • Author: Dominique Egan
  • INSIGHT: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    On 16 September 2018 the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced that he will ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission to examine the quality of care in residential and home care services provided to senior Australians and also younger persons with disabilities who are living in residential aged care. The Terms of Reference […]

  • Health,
  • Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Can a loss of superannuation pension form part of a loss of earning claim for a retired claimant?

    An expansion of claims for loss of earning capacity. The High Court of Australia has held that a superannuation pension can be included in the calculation of damages in a negligence action. [1] The 71 year old plaintiff, Mr Latz, was diagnosed with terminal malignant mesothelioma, in October 2016.  He issued proceedings against Amaca Pty […]

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