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Notice given 17 December 2008

1184  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—How many aged care facilities have been identified as having some non-compliance in respect of the 44 accreditation standards for each of the following financial years: (a) 1998-99; (b) 1999-2000; (c) 2000-01; (d) 2001-02; (e) 2002-03; (f) 2003-04; (g) 2004-05; (h) 2005-06; and (i) 2006-07.

1186  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—(a) As at 17 December 2008, how many state and territory government aged care facilities are under sanction; and (b) can a breakdown of those services under sanction be provided.

1188  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—

(1) As at 17 December 2008, how many Victorian state-owned aged care facilities have: (a) received unannounced spot checks in 2008; and (b) been sanctioned since the announcement of increased unannounced spot checks.

(2) How many Victorian stated-owned aged care facilities were sanctioned in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

(3) Can a list be provided of the names of the Victorian stated-owned aged care facilities that have been sanctioned since November 2007.

1189  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—Is the department aware of whether the Queensland State Government is selling its aged care facilities; if so, what plans are in place for its bed licences.

1190  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—How many high and low care places which were allocated 5 or more years ago are still not operational.

1191  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—

(1) Does the Government outlay the full amount that it budgets each year on aged care.

(2) (a) Did the Government budget to spend $6.7 billion on aged care in the 2007-08 financial year; and (b) did the Government actually spend that amount or was it less as the income tested fee deductions were greater than budgeted for.

 

 1192  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—Has the department convened discussions with Deans of Nursing about how to address aged care workforce needs: if so, what was the outcome of those discussions; if not: (a) why not; and (b) are discussions expected to be held and when.

1193  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—As at 17 December 2008, how many state and territory government facilities are under sanctions.

1194  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—Why did the department audit back 18 months under the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), when prior to the ACFI the department only audited back 3 months.

1195  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—What training has Aged Care Assessment Team personnel received in relation to assessing potential residents for aged care.