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Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017

Originating house
House of Representatives
Passed Both Houses
Agriculture and Water Resources


Amends the Farm Household Support Act 2014 to: provide that recipients of Farm Household Allowance (FHA) are not required to serve an ordinary waiting period or liquid assets waiting period (if applicable) before they can commence receiving the FHA; broaden the meaning of a ‘farm asset’ to include any asset which is used or held wholly or mainly for the purpose of a farm enterprise; specify water entitlement rights as a newly included class of farm asset; provide for the minster to make rules to exclude certain kinds of asset from the definition of a farm asset; and define the meaning of ‘water entitlement right’.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
Second reading debate 01/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 01/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 01/03/17  
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/17  
Second reading moved 20/03/17  
Second reading debate 27/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 27/03/17  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest