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Principles as made
This instrument amends the Allocation Principles 1997 to specify the further class of people, namely people who are lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) as people with special needs within the Allocation Principles.
Administered by: Health
Registered 29 Jun 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Aug-2012
Tabled Senate14-Aug-2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Social Services (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Allocation Amendment (People with Special Needs) Principles 2012¹


Aged Care Act 1997

I, MARK BUTLER, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make these Principles under section 96‑1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.


Dated 28th June 2012                 








Minister for Mental Health and Ageing



1              Name of Principles

                These Principles are the Allocation Amendment (People with Special Needs) Principles 2012.

2              Commencement

                These Principles commence on 1 July 2012.

3              Amendment of Allocation Principles

                Schedule 1 amends the Allocation Principles 1997.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)


[1]           Section 4.3, after definition of institutional care



intersex people means people who by reason of physical, hormonal or genetic features are neither wholly male nor wholly female, irrespective of whether the person identifies as male or female or neither.


[2]           Section 4.3, after definition of key personnel



LGBTI means lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (including people who are perceived or imputed to be, or have in the past lived as such).


[3]           Section 4.3, after definition of State



transgender means people who identify, affirm or live as a gender other than that assigned in infancy.


[4]           After section 4.4D



4.4E            LGBTI

People who are LGBTI are specified.                   


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