Caxton Legal Centre has provided a submission to the proposed Retirement Living Code of Conduct, which is an initiative of the Property Council of Australia, and aged care peaks Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia.
Caxton’s submission acknowledges the positive step being taken by the retirement living industry in attempting to introduce methods of self-regulation to improve standards for residents.
However, there are many sections of the code which do little to improve on the existing legislative framework.
Caxton’ s overarching concern with the code in its current form is that it does not contain adequate monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, limiting its effectiveness as a self-regulation model.
The full submission is available here.