Senate debates

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Questions without Notice

Aged Care

2:53 pm

Photo of Santo SantoroSanto Santoro (Queensland, Liberal Party, Minister for Ageing) Share this | Hansard source

I will answer that interjection. I will say precisely what I did. I immediately instructed my department and the accreditation agency to make contact with the people who did the research which was published on the front page of the Adelaide Advertiser. I did four radio interviews explaining precisely what I am about to tell the Senate now in greater detail. I asked my departmental people to make contact with those people and I can advise the Senate that the author of this report has advised the Department of Health and Ageing that her ‘first-hand knowledge’ of these issues relates to her study of just three residents in one nursing home four years ago.


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