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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 6037


Senator Mark Bishop asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 23 September 2002:

(1) By state, how many nursing homes or hostels owned or operated by ex-service organisations have been served notice by the Department of Health and Ageing that the facilities inspected are substandard.

(2) How many licences have been: (a) suspended; and (b) restored.

(3) What grants have been paid to ex-service organisations in each of the past 3 years for the upgrading of facilities.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The only facilities owned or operated by ex-service organisations falling into this category are two ex-service low-care facilities in Victoria where the Department of Health and Ageing issued notices of non-compliance and imposed sanctions.

(2) (a) and (b) Nil.

(3) Under the Residential Care Development Scheme, grants have been provided to ex-service organisations for the upgrading of facilities. A list of these grants for the past 3 financial years has been provided in the below tables.

1999/2000 financial year

Facility

State

Amount (GST Inclusive)

Morshead Home for Veterans and Aged Persons (Hostel)

ACT

$486,000

RSL War Veterans Home, Frankston (Hostel)

VIC

$900,000

RAAFA, Gordon Lodge (Hostel)

WA

$25,000

TOTAL

$1,411,000

2000/2001 financial year

Facility

State

Amount (GST Inclusive)

Morshead Home for Veterans and Aged Persons (Hostel)

ACT

$381,150

Ex-Services Memorial Centre, Lake Macquarie (Hostel)

NSW

$77,000

Legacy Welfare Fund, Coffs Harbour (Hostel)

NSW

$66,000

RSL Retirement Villages, Narrabeen (Nursing Home)

NSW

$1,650,000

Illawarra Diggers Aged & Community Care (Hostel)

NSW

$19,800

Ex-Services Complex, Ballina (Hostel)

NSW

$65,123

Legacy Brisbane Water (Hostel)

NSW

$11,308

Vasey Housing, Melbourne - Rumbalara (Nursing Home)

VIC

$33,532

Vasey Housing, Melbourne -Wattle Lodge (Hostel)

VIC

$37,272

RAAFA, Gordon Lodge (Hostel)

WA

$82,500

TOTAL

$2,423,685

2001/2002 financial year

Facility

State

Amount (GST Inclusive)

Legacy Welfare Funds, Coffs Harbour (Hostel)

NSW

$22,000

RSL Retirement Villages, Narrabeen (Hostel)

NSW

$110,000

Ex-Service Aged Care Complex, Ballina (Hostel and Nursing Home)

NSW

$110,000

Ex-Service Aged Care, Batesmans Bay (Hostel)

NSW

$55,000

Port Stephens Veterans, Harbourside Haven (Hostel)

NSW

$110,000

Twin Towns Services Hostel, Winders Lodge

NSW

$55,000

Keith Payne VC Hostel, Wyong

NSW

$55,000

RSL War Veterans Homes, Nimbin (Nursing Home)

QLD

$550,000

RSL War Veterans Homes, Caboolture, Caloundra and Currumbin (Hostels)

QLD

$379,500

RSL Care - RSL Park, Frankston (Hostel)

VIC

$86,317

Vasey Housing - Rumbalara Nursing Home and Waratah Lodge Hostel

VIC

$110,000

RSL Care, Menora facility (Hostel)

WA

$380,000

RSL Care, Menora and Mandurah (Hostels)

WA

$132,000

RAAFA, Gordon Lodge (Hostel)

WA

$66,000

TOTAL

$2,220,817