Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne
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After years of aged care being run by private for-profit companies, the residential aged care sector in Australia has not achieved better outcomes in terms of quality of care or prices. Why didn’t competition work in aged care? Using data never before available, this talk summarises our research investigating to what extent greater market competition in residential aged care is associated with higher quality of care and better price. The talk will also compare the performance of for-profit vs not-for-profit and public-owned aged care facilities.
This regularly held colloquium will showcase our projects and researchers. This is a forum that encourages discussion on how research insights should inform policy and practice. More information on the series is available here.
Victoria’s new environment protection laws will come into effect from 1 July 2021. This will bring about significant changes in how pollution is regulated in Victoria. The Environment Protection Authority Victoria will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment and public from pollution and waste including enforcing stronger penalties for polluters. Victorians will also have a duty to understand the risks that their activities cause to the environment and human health and will be required to take practicable steps to prevent their actions from causing harm. It will be the first time in Australia that this ‘General Environmental Duty’ is criminally enforceable.
So, what will this mean for business and the community? And how will it impact water and soil quality?