Terms of Reference

Inquiry into Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007

Terms of Reference

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On  29 March 2007 the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee, referred the provisions of the Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007 to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 17 May 2007.

The Bill, Explanatory Memoranda and Minister's second reading speech may be accessed via the link: legislation and documentation relating to the Bill

The Committee invites you to provide a written submission addressing issues that may be of relevance to you. The submission should be lodged by 20 April 2007. The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically as an attached document – email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au – otherwise by fax (02 6277 5829).

Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Publication of submissions includes loading them onto the internet and their being available to other interested parties including the media. Persons making submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not protected.

Information relating to Senate Committee inquiries, including notes to assist in the preparation of submissions for a Committee, can be located on the Internet at https://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm

The Committee intends to hold a public hearing in Canberra on 11 May 2007, subject to submissions received.

Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to the Parliament House TTY number (02) 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. These tools are available at: http://access.adobe.com/. If you require any special arrangements in order to enable you to participate in a committee inquiry, please contact the committee secretary.

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au