This section contains Aged and Community Care Legislation including the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Principles and links to other relevant websites.

Page last updated: 24 August 2010

  • New Arrangements for Aged Care
    On 4 December 2008, the Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Act 2008 (the Amending Act) was passed by Federal Parliament.
  • Capacity Toolkit The Capacity Toolkit is a guide to assessing a person's capacity to make legal, medical, financial and personal decisions.
  • Reasons for Decision
    This page contains information on Giving Reasons for a decision, Legal Requirement to give reasons for decisions and Use of Templates for writing decision letters. These papers were produced by a Senior Legal Advisor to the Department of Health and Ageing.
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