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Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

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NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

The Maddocks Home Care Agreement for home care package consumers

The Home Care Agreement contains all the provider, consumer and package specific information, mandatory content required by the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) and its associated Principles as well as signatures in a 3 – 4 page table at the front (which can be customised for the provider as required).  The table is followed and supported by a compact set of standard terms and conditions.

The Home Care Agreement does not include detailed information about:

  • the provider’s privacy policy/processes for the handling of personal information.
  • the provider’s fees policy.
  • the provider’s complaints handling policy, or
  • included and excluded services under the home care packages program (that is, the list of services set out in the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (Cth)).

We take this approach because feedback from providers has been that they prefer to give their consumers separate documents which address the above matters (such as in their admission kit or handbook). This makes the Home Care Agreement shorter and gives the provider more flexibility to update these items from time to time without having to negotiate amendments to the Home Care Agreement itself.

We have also developed Home Care Agreements which follow this same approach for the provision of services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and on a private (fee-for-service) basis.

To access the homecare agreement template, please complete the form below. A download link will be emailed to you following submission.

The Maddocks Home Care Agreement for home care package consumers