Despite its gender-neutral name, the SCP was only payable to men who were providing constant, personal care and attention to their 'severely handicapped', invalid or age pensioner wives at home (Commonwealth of Australia 1983: 1089; FACSIA 2006a: 5).
In 1991, the Cater Pension was made available to those who were living adjacent to (but not with) the care recipient, and in 1996 this was further extended to those living anywhere (FACSIA 2006a: 193; FACSIA 2006c: 377).
Allowable cessation of care rose to 42 days, 52 days, and finally 63 days in 1993, 1997 and 1999 respectively (FACSIA 2006a: 263; FACSIA 2006c: 405, 500).
The number of allowable non-caring hours was extended to 20 hours per week in 1997 on the basis that 'younger carers' should be able to 'contribute to their family's income and their own sense of well being' by continuing with work or study (Commonwealth of Australia 1996a: 3588; FACSIA 2006c: 405).
FaCSIA Secretary Harmer: it is very difficult to make progress in a place like Wadeye, where there was such difficulty in terms of street violence, without adequate policing.
FaCSIA Secretary Harmer: There is not much you can do with the youth in Wadeye.
5) In the FaCSIA 2005-06 Annual Report: SRAs: target 100, results 95.
developed Innovative Child Care Centres in 2002/3 in an attempt to address Indigenous disadvantage.
Rural/regional/ remote sites were nominated by SNAICC, FaCSIA
and state and territory government representatives.
A national workshop of stakeholders to consider the question was held in 2004; an international workshop coordinated by FaCSIA and the Canadian First Nations Partnership was held in New Zealand in 2005; and a comprehensive review of the relevant literature was commissioned by FaCSIA, and undertaken by Kathryn Priest, that same year (Priest, 2005).
Rural/regional/remote sites were nominated by SNAICC, FaCSIA and state and territory government representatives.
Many participants raised their objection to the presence of FaCSIA staff at the consultations and may have been less able to voice their opinions as a result.