Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2227..
Residential aged care facilities
(Question No 728)
Mr Cornwellasked the Minister for Health, upon notice:
In relation to Residential Aged Care Facilities:
(1) Does the Government have any intention to raise the eligible age for entry into Residential Aged Care Facilities under its control or funding from 55 years to 60 years;
(2) If so, why is this being done;
(3) If so, how will this be done.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is:
(1) The Commonwealth Government currently provides residential aged care services to people of 70 years of age and over or, in the case of people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, 50 years and over. This does not preclude people younger than 70 years from accessing residential aged care. Eligibility to access residential aged care services is determined through an Aged Care Assessment on a needs basis.
(2) and (3) As noted in question (1), eligibility for accessing residential aged services is determined through an Aged Care Assessment.
(Question No 729)
Mr Cornwellasked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:
(1) What ACT statistics are available to demonstrate there have been less deaths and injuries since the introduction of 50 km speed zones;
(2) If no ACT statistics exist, how does the government demonstrate its pilot and subsequent decision to introduce 50 km speed zones was justified;
(3) Of road fatalities, including pedestrians, in 2003 to date, how many took place in the following speed zones:
(a) 50 km;
(b) 60 km;
(c) 70 km;
(d) 80 km;
(e) 90 km;
(f) 100 km.