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Wednesday, 15 March 2000
Page: 12904

Senator Chris Evans asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aged Care, upon notice, on 25 August 1999:

(1) How many providers have had their applications for an approved provider status refused.

(2) On what basis, under section 8-3(1) of the Aged Care Act 1997, were the applications refused.

(3) How many providers have had their approved provider status revoked.

(4) On what basis, under section 10-4 of the Act, were the revocations of approved provider status carried out.

Senator Herron (Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs) —The Minister for Aged Care has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) Eleven

(2) Information on the eleven applicants is provided as follows:

-Applicant 1 - refused under section 8-1(1)(b);

-Applicant 2 - refused under section 8-1(1)(b);

-Applicant 3 - refused under section 8-1(1)(b);

-Applicant 4 - Section 8-3(1)(b);

-Applicant 5 - Sections 8-3(1)(a), (d), (f), (g), (h);

-Applicant 6 - Sections 8-3(1)(b) and (e);

-Applicant 7 - Section 8-3(1)(e);

-Applicant 8 - Sections 8-3(1)(b) and (e);

-Applicant 9 - Section 8-3(1)(b);

-Applicant 10 - Section 8-3(1)(e);

-Applicant 11 - Sections 8-3(1)(a); and (d)

(3) Nil

(4) Not applicable