Insights Sectors: Community

Jun 15, 2016

INSIGHT: Tackling tardiness

Do you have an employee who is regularly late for work?  A one-off is excusable but how should you deal with an employee who is habitually late? A child care centre is a business that depends on the reliability of its employees.  Strict ratios must be maintained at all times and having unreliable employees can […]

May 18, 2016

INSIGHT: Doing the right thing: complying with Family Assistance Law for family day care

In December 2015, the Australian Federal Police reported the arrest of six people and restraint of assets worth $1.1 million in connection with alleged fraudulent conduct by family day care providers. Family day care operators who are approved for the purposes of child care benefit and child care rebate (‘CCB Approval’) are subject to regulation […]

Nov 18, 2015

INSIGHT: Foresights: Public liability

Risky recreation: Nevena Brown, Principal at Meridian Lawyers, tells us how this NSW Court of Appeal case impacts on reliance on the Civil Liability Act NSW, which will assist with claims management regarding recreational activities. Case: Alameddine v Glenworth Valley Horse Riding Pty Limited [2015] NSW CA 219

May 3, 2014

INSIGHT: The cost of doing business: an open and shut case for a child care centre

A case with a fortunate outcome highlights the need for child care operators to be vigilant in actioning issues identified for maintenance, which potentially impact on safety. This case also confirms the importance of clear and open communication. The facts In this case a parent inadvertently left an entrance gate open at a child care […]

Nov 21, 2013

INSIGHT: Government rolls out Living Longer, Living Better aged care package

The federal government’s Living Longer, Living Better package commenced this year on 1 July 2013. The ten year reform program is targeted at improving control and flexibility of access to aged care services for older Australians. The Government has so far dedicated $3.7 billion over five years towards the program. Some highlights of the Living […]

Apr 2, 2012

INSIGHT: Infectious diseases & child care: what about staff members?

Risk Management Update: In a service industry so focused on the care and wellbeing of children, it is easy for operators of child care centres to forget about the duty of care owed to staff. This update is intended to remind child care centre operators of the duty of care owed to their workers. While […]

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