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Tuesday, 28 September 1999
Page: 9061


Senator CHRIS EVANS (5:51 PM) —The point I made is that no facility has yet been accredited, as I understand it. Accreditation is still 18 months or two years away. The sorts of standards that you say will ensure that the money is spent for those purposes are not in place. Even if they were, and even if those standards were saying, `You're currently paying them X amount of dollars to provide care. You're now providing them X plus Y, the concessional supplement, to provide for capital needs,' I want to know what mechanism ensures that Y is spent on those purposes? What accountability assures that it is spent on those purposes? You cannot seem to answer that question.