(1) Each of the following is taken to have been approved under this Part as a provider of * aged care:
(a) a State or Territory;
(b) an * authority of a State or Territory;
(c) a * local government authority.
The approval is taken to be in respect of all types of aged care.
(2) Subsection (1) ceases to apply in relation to a State, Territory, * authority of a State or Territory or * local government authority if the approval:
(b) is revoked under section 10-3; or
(c) is revoked or suspended under Part 4.4.
(3) If a State, Territory, * authority of a State or Territory or * local government authority to which subsection (1) has ceased to apply subsequently applies under section 8-2 for approval as a provider of * aged care, for the purposes of the application:
(a) the applicant is taken to be a * corporation; and
(b) if the applicant is a State or Territory--paragraphs 8-3A(1)(a) and (b) do not apply.