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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2221..

Canberra Cockatoos (men's and women's orienteering)






*In 2002/03, the Canberra Cannons were provided with a $100,000 Treasurer's advance, in addition to the NLTF, to help the struggling team complete the season.

Nursing home entry requirements

(Question No 708)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1) Is there a provider bond cap applied to nursing and retirement home entry requirements in the ACT;

(2) If so, what is the cap and if not, why not.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the Member's question is:

(1) As advised by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, there is no bond cap applied to residential aged care homes nationally. However the Aged Care Act 1997 stipulates the maximum retention amount or accommodation charge that a service provider may retain from the balance of an accommodation bond, or charge a resident on a daily basis.

In addition, all service providers are required under the Aged Care Act 1997 to provide care to a percentage of residents who are financially or socially disadvantaged. In the ACT, the proportion of care in any one service that must be provided to concessional residents is 19 percent. As at January 2003, the average rate of concessional residents in aged care homes in the ACT was 41 percent.

(2) As noted in question (1), although there is no bond cap, the Aged Care Act 1997 outlines the maximum retention amount or accommodation charge a service provider can retain from an accommodation bond, along with daily charges for residents.

Horse Park Drive

(Question No 712)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In Budget Paper 4 2003-04 page 178 a total of $10.0 million has been allocated for the completion of the project, however in the press release dated 31 March 2003 you stated the total construction costs as $10.4 million:

(1) Is the total construction costs $10.0 million or $10.4 million;

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