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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Page: 14014

Meals on Wheels

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the significant community contribution Meals on Wheels Australia has made to the most vulnerable in our society for nearly 60 years;

(2) values the many Meals on Wheels Australia volunteers that selflessly dedicate their time to ensure that our local communities’ most vulnerable members receive warm and nutritious meals;

(3) recognises that Meals on Wheels Australia allows elderly people to maintain their independence and provides them with regular social contact;

(4) acknowledges that nearly one-third of frail patients admitted to hospital are malnourished and that a further 60 per cent are at risk of malnutrition; and

(5) calls on the Government to:

(a) support the Meals on Wheels Australia’s initiative to research new ways to improve the nutritional status of elderly Australians; and

(b) recognise that this initiative to improve nutrition has the potential to change the health, happiness and well-being of elderly Australians.

to which the following amendment was moved:

Paragraph 5(a) omit “support” and substitute “consider”.