Allocation Amendment Principles 2009
(No. 2)1

Aged Care Act 1997

I, JUSTINE ELLIOT, Minister for Ageing, make these Principles under subsection 96-1(1) of the Aged Care Act 1997.

Dated:      December 1 2009



Minister for Ageing

1 Name of Principles

  These Principles are the Allocation Amendment Principles 2009 (No. 2).

2 Commencement

  These Principles commence on the day after they are registered.

3 Amendment of Allocation Principles 1997

  Schedule 1 amends the Allocation Principles 1997.

Schedule 1 Amendments

(section 3)

[1] Section 4.3


care-leaver means a person who was in institutional care or other form of out-of-home care, including foster care, as a child or youth (or both) at some time during the 20th century.

institutional care refers to residential care provided by a government or nongovernment organisation, including (but not limited to) any of the following:

(a) orphanages;
(b) children’s homes;
(c) industrial, training or farm schools;
(d) dormitory or group cottage houses;
(e) juvenile detention centres;
(f) mental health or disability facilities.

Note: The definitions are inserted in the appropriate alphabetical position in section 4.3 determined on a letter-by-letter basis (see section 14A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901).

[2] After subsection 4.4C


 4.4D Careleavers

People who are care-leavers are specified.


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