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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 81.1

Advocacy grants

             (1)  The Secretary may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, enter into a written agreement with a body corporate under which the Commonwealth makes one or more grants of money to the body for the following purposes:

                     (a)  encouraging understanding of, and knowledge about, the rights of recipients and potential recipients of * aged care services on the part of people who are, or may become:

                              (i)  care recipients; or

                             (ii)  people caring for care recipients; or

                            (iii)  people who provide aged care services;

                            or on the part of the general community;

                     (b)  enabling care recipients to exercise those rights;

                     (c)  providing free, independent and confidential advocacy services in relation to those rights to people:

                              (i)  who are, or may become, care recipients; or

                             (ii)  who are representatives of care recipients.

A grant of money under this subsection is an advocacy grant .

             (2)  An * advocacy grant is payable to a body:

                     (a)  at such time as is specified in the agreement; and

                     (b)  in full or in such instalments as are specified in the agreement.

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