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Thursday, 12 May 1994
Page: 704


Senator REID —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)deplores the fact that Commonwealth payments to the ACT for the Home and Community Care (HACC) program has been cut in the 1994-95 Budget;

  (b)notes that:

    (i)every other state in Australia received a funding increase for HACC, and

    (ii)the ACT has an aging population;

  (c)recognises that the HACC program is an excellent program which provides a range of services for the aged and younger disabled people enabling them to continue to live in their own homes; and

  (d)condemns the Government for its selective discrimination against the elderly and disabled in the ACT who rely on the services of HACC.