Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 8 Hansard (29 October) . . Page.. 2533 ..
Mr Wood (continuing):
(6) What percentage of funds will Kincare Community Service direct to administration services in NSW.
(7) Does the decision to bring a new player into the community service sector indicate that it is the Government's view that there are insufficient service providers in the ACT or will the Government leave this to market forces.
Mr Moore - The answers to Mr Wood's questions are as follows:
(a) Funds of $839 000 are available in the 1998/99 HACC growth round. Priorities for expenditure of these funds are currently being determined in keeping with the ACT HACC Action Plan and the 1998 - 2000 ACT HACC Strategic Plan
(b) To be determined in keeping with identified priorities for purchase in the 1998/99 growth round. The Department uses a mixed purchasing methodology and as a general rule, we go to tender for the purchase of services with new monies.
(c) No such decision has been made in relation to the 1998/99 growth funds.
(a) The tender process takes into account the needs of individuals to receive flexible and appropriate services as a priority. The needs of the service system are considered in light of the needs of individuals. The tender submissions were evaluated against published selection criteria, designed to ensure that the services purchased were of the highest quality and represented value for money for the ACT. These were drafted to ensure the selection of the best service for older people and people with a disability in the ACT.
According to a company extract obtained from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 4 June 1998, Kincare Community Service Limited ACN 082 296 437 was incorporated on 14 April 1998, as an Australian public company limited by guarantee. The company has stated in the extract to have the subclass "unlisted public company - non-profit company".
(a) The directors of the company are listed under 3(d).
(b) Under the Corporations Law, all companies are now incorporated as Australian companies and there is therefore no distinction made in terms of which Territory or State jurisdiction the company was incorporated. However, it is known that the lodgement of the application for incorporation was made in New South Wales.
(c) The company extract states the principal activity as "Aged Care". Memorandum and Articles of Division 1 Company effective 14 April 1998.