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Notice given 19 June 2006

2079  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) On average, how many congenitally deaf Australians become ineligible for the services of Australian Hearing Services each year when they reach the age of 21.

(2) If purchased through a private provider, what are the costs of obtaining hearing devices available at a subsidised rate through Australian Hearing Services.

(3) What information does the Minister have on the level of financial hardship experienced by previous child clients of Australian Hearing who are no longer able to access subsidised hearing devices when sourcing their hearing devices.

(4) Is the Minister considering any form of assistance for congenitally deaf Australians who become ineligible for the services of Australian Hearing Services when they reach the age of 21.

2080  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Vocational and Technical Education—With reference to the Australian Government’s Australian Technical Colleges located in each of the following regions: (1) Central Coast Region (Gosford); (2) Hunter Region; (3) Illawarra Region; (4) Port Macquarie Region; (5) Western Sydney Region; (5) Darwin Region; (6) Gladstone Region; (7) Gold Coast Region; (8) North Brisbane Region; (9) North Queensland (Townsville) Region; (10) Adelaide North Region; (11) Adelaide South Region; (12) Spencer Gulf and Outback (Port Augusta/Whyalla) Region; (13) Northern Tasmania Region; (14) Gippsland (Bairnsdale/Sale) Region; (15) Bendigo Region; (16) Eastern Melbourne Region; (17) Geelong Region; (18) Sunshine Region; (19) Warrnambool Region; (20) Perth South Region; and (21) Pilbara Region: can the following be provided:

(a) details of board members, including name, role and current employment;

(b) the street address of  the college;

(c) details of the quantum of rental paid and ownership of building used for the college;

(d) details of any renovations undertaken, including costs and name of the contractor; and

(e) details of any company appointed to audit college financial accounts or to assist with financial management.

2081  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—With reference to the answer to question on notice E06-129 relating to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s additional estimates 2005-06: Are any of the 10 residential aged care facilities that did not meet the 2004 state and local government fire safety standards the same as those that have not met the 2005 fire safety standards.

2082  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Norwood Nursing Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 19 to 20 September 2005.

2083  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Aminya Village Hostel since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 19 to 20 September 2005.

2084  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Wallsend Aged Care Facility since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 28 February to 1 March 2006.

2085  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Ginninderra Gardens Nursing Home and Ginninderra Gardens Hostel since their inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 16 to 19 January 2005.

2086  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Immanuel Gardens Nursing Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

 

 (2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 11 to 12 August 2005.

2087  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Rosehill Nurning Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 14 to 16 February 2005.

2088  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Engelbert Lodge since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 12 to 13 July 2005.

2089  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Masonic Care Queensland Sandgate Hostel since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 1 to 3 March 2006.

2090  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to John Cani Estate since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 2 to 3 November 2005.

2091  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Norwood Nursing Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 19 to 20 September 2005.

2092  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Calvary Retirement Community, Cessnock, since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 27 to 31 March 2006.

2093  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to John Zeller Hostel since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

 

 (2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 7 to 9 March 2006.

2094  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Myrtleford Lodge Aged Care since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 10 to 11 January 2006.

2095  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Warley Nursing Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 31 January to 1 February 2006.

2096  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to St Lawrence Home since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 6 to 7 December 2005.

2097  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Can a list be provided of each spot check or support contact provided by the Accreditation Agency to Aldersgate Village since its inception, including those which were advised visits and unannounced visits.

(2) What was the reason prompting the visit by the Accreditation Agency from 14 to 18 March 2006.

2098  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) How many young women under the age of 16 years have claimed the Maternity Payment since it was introduced on 1 July 2004.

(2) Has there been an increase in teenage pregnancies since the introduction of the Maternity Payment.

2099  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—

(1) For each of the calendar years: (a) 2000; (b) 2001; (c) 2002; (d) 2003; (e) 2004; and (f) 2005:

(i) how many applications were there for low care, high care and extra service places, by state and by aged care planning region,

(ii) how many bed licences have been allocated but then returned, and

(iii) what was the timeframe between allocations and return and the reasons for the return.

(2) Are any of the returned licences reallocated; if so, how.

(3) Have there been any applications to transfer allocated but not operational bed licences over the past 5 years; if so: (a) how many; (b) in which years; (c) and which, if any, were approved.

(4) What was the vacancy level in residential aged care facilities as of December 2005.

 

 (5) Can details be provided of all resident classification scale upgrades and downgrades, by state, for the financial year 2005-06 to 30 March 2006.

2100  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—Can the following details be provided for each of the calendar years: (a) 2000: (b) 2001; (c) 2002; (d) 2003; (e) 2004; and (f) 2005:

(1) The average age of a resident on admission to a residential aged care facility in: (a) low care; and (b) high care.

(2) The average length of stay in a residential aged care facility in: (a) low care; and (b) high care.

(3) The average age of people at the point of receiving: (a) CACPs (Conditional Adjustment Payment); (b) EACH (Extended Aged Care at Home); and (c) EACHD (Extended Aged Care at Home with Dementia).

(4) The average period of time that people receive: (a) CACPs; (b) EACH; and (c) EACHD.