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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1100..


Aged care facilities

(Question No 63)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 19 February 2002:

In relation to the ACT Budget, what was the total for all services nominating aged persons as clients in (a) 1999-2000 (b) 2000-01 (c) 2001-02.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The majority of the services provided by the ACT Government have aged persons as clients. Those which nominate aged persons as their sole client group are detailed in the table at Attachment A.

The total funding for the services listed in (a) 1999-2000 is $4,638,960.00 (b) 2000-01 is

$4,905,195.00 (c) 2001-02 is $7,033,482.00

It should be noted that the Commonwealth Government is responsible for funding aged care services. In the ACT, the following services are funded by the Commonwealth:

� Residential (nursing and hostels) aged care places;

� Aged care assessment team;

� Commonwealth National Respite Care Program;

� Veteran's Home Care; and

� Community Aged Care Packages.


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