Senate debates

Monday, 26 November 2018


Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018; In Committee

1:10 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Yes, I do. I move Greens amendment (1) on sheet 8577:

(1) Amendment (8), after paragraph 59A(1) (d), insert:

(da) the number of staff, and the skill mix of staff, providing direct care to persons who are recipients of the service;

Temporary Chair, could I seek your guidance. I have a series of questions to clarify the operation of the commission. I am wondering whether I should start asking those questions. Now that I have moved that amendment, should I do it now?

The TEMPORARY CHAIR: Senator Siewert, it would probably be advantageous for us to deal with your amendment and seek a response from the government. The government amendments have been moved. After the failure or passage of those amendments—whichever it may be—we will come back to your general question.


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