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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 11.3

Meaning of people with special needs

    For the purposes of this Act, the following people are people with special needs :

  (a)   people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;

  (b)   people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;

  (c)   people who live in rural or remote areas;

  (d)   people who are financially or socially disadvantaged;

  (e)   veterans;

  (f)   people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;

  (g)   care - leavers;

  (ga)   parents separated from their children by forced adoption or removal;

  (h)   lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people;

  (i)   people of a kind (if any) specified in the Allocation Principles.

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