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Notice given 18 December 2006

*2949  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Ageing—With reference to Commonwealth funded residential aged care facilities which failed to meet the 1999 Certification Assessment Instrument by 31 December 2005, as at 18 December 2006, how many facilities: (a) have received technical advice from the department; (b) have had a review conducted of their suitability to be certified by the department; and (c) are being closely monitored by the department for their regulatory compliance and demonstration of continuous improvement under the Aged Care Accreditation Standards.

*2950  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister for Human Services—For each of the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, how many recipients of Carer Allowance and Carer Payment were there who were under: (a) 17 years old; and (b) 18 years old.