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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 12.6

Regions

             (1)   The Secretary may, in respect of * residential care subsidy and * flexible care subsidy, determine for each State and Territory the regions within the State and Territory.

          (1A)  If the Secretary determines the * regions within Western Australia, he or she must determine that one of those regions consists of the Territory of Christmas Island and the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

          (1B)  If the Secretary determines the * regions within New South Wales, he or she must determine that one of those regions consists of Norfolk Island.

             (2)  If the Secretary does not determine the regions within a State or Territory in respect of * residential care subsidy or * flexible care subsidy, the whole of the State or Territory comprises the region in respect of that type of * subsidy.

             (3)  The determination must be published on the Department's website.



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