12
Mar

Release of IMS and SIRS guidance material for aged care providers

By mpconsulting

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) has released two new resources to support aged care providers to understand and meet new incident management and serious incident response requirements commencing on 1 April 2021. Effective incident management systems: Best practice guidanceSerious Incident Response Scheme – Guidelines for residential aged care providers The resources include a range of examples and prompts to support aged care providers to develop and embed a best practice incident management system and to understand. Read more...
08
Feb

Consultation on the co-regulatory arrangements under UPM NEPM

By mpconsulting

mpconsulting has been engaged by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department) to review the operation of the co-regulatory arrangements established by the National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011 (the UPM NEPM) and the Australian Packaging Covenant (the Covenant). As part of this review, we are seeking input from a range of stakeholders including businesses in the packaging stream, such as brand owners under the UPM NEPM and signatories to the Covenant, businesses in the. Read more...
12
Nov

Consultation on consistency of food regulatory approaches

By mpconsulting

mpconsulting is working with the Food Regulation Standing Committee to identify key areas of inconsistency in food regulation and the impacts of this on businesses and regulatory outcomes.  We are looking to understand the key areas of inconsistency (within Australia and between Australia and New Zealand) and their impacts in terms of both adverse regulatory outcomes (e.g. undermining food safety objectives, causing reputational damage to the food regulatory system, creating confusion for consumers, creating challenges for monitoring and enforcement, etc.) and adverse outcomes. Read more...
14
Sep

Sunsetting legislation and the role of thematic reviews

By mpconsulting

What is a thematic review? Before legislation is due to sunset or ‘expire’, thematic reviews are used to identify whether legislation remains ‘fit for purpose’ or whether it should be remade with adjustments to ensure it can meet current and future needs.  Instruments are often grouped and their sunsetting dates altered to enable a combined review. Thematic reviews can involve reviewing legislative instruments made under the same Act, instruments that are related and/or which share a common theme, such as. Read more...
19
May

Public consultation on options for aged care worker regulation scheme

By mpconsulting

mpconsulting has been engaged by the Department of Health to explore options for an aged care worker regulation scheme.  As part of this work, we are seeking input from a range of stakeholders including, for example, aged care providers, staff of aged care organisations, people receiving aged care services (including their family, friends and carers), key aged care sector groups and people with experience of like worker regulation schemes, on the potential models for worker screening and regulation. To do. Read more...