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Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia





Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007



(1)     Page 2 (after line 11), after clause 3, insert:

4  Review

             (1)  The Minister must cause to be carried out an independent review of the operation of this Act within 2 years of the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  The review is to be conducted by a person or persons ( the reviewing officers ) who, in the Minister’s opinion, possess appropriate qualifications to undertake the review, and must include one or more persons who are not employed by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority.

             (3)  The reviewing officers must consider:

                     (a)  the extent to which the purposes of this Act have been attained; and

                     (b)  the administration of this Act; and

                     (c)  such other matters as appear to the reviewing officers to be relevant.

             (4)  The reviewing officers must prepare a report of the review and present it to the Minister within six months of commencing the review, and the Minister must cause the report to be presented to both Houses of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of receiving it.

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