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Wednesday, 12 February 1986
Page: 144

Senator PETER BAUME —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that the disabled volunteers participating in the National Attendant Care Pilot Program (NACPP) receive their last carer's payment on Friday 14 February 1986;

(b) notes that the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) has been aware for many months that the NACPP would conclude in February, 1986;

(c) condemns the Minister for Community Services for failing to decide and announce in good time whether payments for volunteers would end or continue after February leaving the severely disabled scheme participants completely uncertain of their position; and

(d) calls on the Minister for Community Services to announce immediately that the pilot program will be extended until a decision is made on the introduction of a National Attendant Care Program.