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FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK (SUPPLEMENTARY POWERS) AMENDMENT (HEALTH MEASURES NO. 1) REGULATION 2016 (F2016L00165) - SCHEDULE 1

   

Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997

1  Part 4 of Schedule 1AB (table)

Insert in its appropriate numerical position:

 

140

Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund

To do the following:

(a) enable older people with dementia, or who are at risk of dementia, to access appropriate aged care services;

(b) enable older people with diverse social and cultural needs who are sick to access appropriate aged care services;

(c) provide aged care services that are specifically targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People;

(d) strengthen the capacity of the health and aged care sectors to provide services to older people with dementia, or who are at risk of dementia, including people experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms that are extreme or very severe;

(e) provide support for the health and aged care sectors using online or other technology platforms;

(f) support reform, including by way of structural change, in the aged care sector so that medical services are available to older people who:

(i) are sick; or

(ii) a re experiencing or living with a medical c ondition;

(g) undertake activities for the purpose of the Commonwealth informing itself about aged care or matters relating to aged care.

This objective also has the effect it would have if it were limited to:

(a) providing unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services and family allowances; or

(b) providing assistance to the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws; or

(c) providing assistance or undertaking activities using postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services; or

(d) engaging in measures to meet Australia's international obligations, including under either or both of the following:

(i) the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly Articles 25, 26 and 28;

(ii) the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, particularly Article 12; or

(e) undertaking activities in the exercise of the executive power of the Commonwealth.

 



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