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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

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The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 – ESMs, rent reviews and cooling off December 12, 2019

Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s ability to recover from a tenant certain costs incurred in complying with … Continued

  • Home care pricing updates

    A suite of changes to the aged care regulatory framework come into effect on 1 July 2019. Part of these changes is the introduction of the home care pricing transparency rules under new Division 3B … Continued

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – Preliminary Hearing

    The preliminary hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was held at 10 am (ACDT) Friday 18 January 2019 in Adelaide. The hearing commenced with the reading of the letters patent. This … Continued

  • Life after death: reflections on Re Cresswell

    Late last week, the Supreme Court of Queensland decided the case of Re Cresswell [2018] QSC 142, the latest in a small body of cases dealing with the posthumous extraction, and subsequent use, of gametes. … Continued

  • Medibank cleared of all ACCC allegations

    Over the past 18 months The Prescription has commented on the ACCC’s strategic focus on the private health insurance sector and, in particular, the issue of communicating detrimental changes to policy holders. A key aspect … Continued

  • Communicating detrimental changes to private health insurance products – Part 4

    In May 2016, The Prescription published the first in a series of blogs about communicating detrimental changes to private health insurance products. Here we are – a little over 12 months later – and it … Continued

  • Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen headache – Part three

    Since our last update, there have been significant developments in the proceedings brought by the ACCC against Reckitt Benckiser for its misleading representations in relation to its ‘Nurofen Back Pain’, ‘Nurofen Period Pain’, ‘Nurofen Migraine … Continued

  • What is the prescription for a good home care agreement?

    Wednesday 22 February 2017 This a question that we have focussed on in recent months when working with home care providers as they prepare for the reforms which commence next week. Some providers have simply … Continued

  • What is the legal status of an accredited practitioner?

    A couple of recent cases have thrown up quite a puzzling question in a fundamental area of clinical governance and hospital administration: the legal nature of the relationship between a private hospital and its accredited … Continued

  • Another big year in healthcare – and more to come in 2017

    Friday 23 December 2016 On behalf of The Prescription team, I would like to thank all of our readers who have joined us this year as we considered some of the major issues affecting the … Continued

  • Health Care Homes – a new primary care model

    Tuesday 6 December 2016 The Commonwealth Department of Health recently announced that applications are now open for general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in selected Primary Health Network regions around Australia to become … Continued