Second Reading Speeches

Aged Care Amendment (Securing the Future of Aged Care for Australians) Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Aged Care Act 1997
in relation to residential aged care to: simplify fees and charges paid by residents who cannot fully meet their own care and accommodation costs; combine the current concessional resident supplement and pensioner supplement into a single asset-tested accommodation supplement; broaden eligibility for community care grants for providers of Community Aged Care Packages; and extend eligibility to providers of Extended Aged Care at Home and Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia. Also makes technical amendments to the
Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006
and
Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Act 2006
.