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Notice given 28 August 2007

*3447  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—

(1) With reference to the Belvedere Park Nursing Home: (a) since it was sanctioned three times in 2000, how many visits has it received in relation to: (i) review audits with notice, (ii) unannounced review audits, (iii) support contacts with notice, and (iv) unannounced support contacts; and (b) in relation to each visit: (i) what was the date of the visit, and (ii) what was the finding.

(2) Has Mr Graeme Menere been involved in the day-to-day running of the Belvedere Park Nursing Home; if so: (a) what is the Government’s evidence for this and (b) what action did the Government take when this information was received.

(3) Since 2001, what measures has the Government taken to ensure that Mr Menere, a disqualified individual, was not involved in the day-to-day running of the nursing home.

(4) (a) How many complaints has the Government received about the nursing home; and (b) in relation to each complaint: (i) on what date was the complaint received, (ii) what was the finding, and (iii) what action did the Government take.

(5) When did Saitta Pty Ltd, the company that owns the nursing home, receive its Approved Provider Status.

(6) Will the Government rule out Mr Menere operating residential aged care facilities in the future.