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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Thorp, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 June 2013:

The care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD), including:

 (a) the scope and adequacy of the different models of community, residential and acute care for Australians living with dementia and BPSD, with particular reference to:

  (i) Commonwealth-provided support and services,

  (ii) state- and territory-provided services, and

  (iii) services provided by the non-government sector;

 (b) resourcing of those models of care; and

 (c) the scope for improving the provision of care and management of Australians living with dementia and BPSD, such as:

  (i) access to appropriate respite care, and

  (ii) reduction in the use of both physical and chemical restraints.

Question put and passed.