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Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Debt Recovery) Bill 2001

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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Debt Recovery) Bill 2000

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (line 3), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[clause 2—commencement]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 10 (after line 33), at the end of subsection (4), add:

                   ; (c)  if a request for review has been made within 90 days after the receipt of a notice issued under subsection 1229(1)—90 days after the day on which an authorised review officer makes a decision in respect of the request.

[section 1229A—interest on debt]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 14, page 12 (line 23), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[section 1229C—guidelines on penalty interests]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 16, page 13 (after line 16), at the end of section 1230C, add:

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a debt due to the Commonwealth under this Act is recoverable by means of a method mentioned in paragraph (1)(d) or (e) only if the Commonwealth:

                     (a)  has first sought to recover the debt by means of a method mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c); and

                     (b)  can establish that the person who owes the debt:

                              (i)  has failed to enter into a reasonable arrangement to repay the debt; or

                             (ii)  after having entered into such an arrangement, has failed to make a particular payment in accordance with the arrangement.

             (3)  If the Secretary determines that the recovery of the debt by means of a method mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) is not appropriate having regard to the circumstances of the case, paragraph (2)(a) does not apply in respect of the recovery of the debt.

[section 1230C—methods of recovery of debt]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 18 (line 16), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 18 (line 18), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 18 (line 22), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 18 (line 25), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 19 (line 2), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 34, page 19 (line 11), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 34, page 19 (line 13), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(12)   Schedule 3, item 3, page 23 (line 15), at the end of subsection (4), add:

                   ; (c)  if a request for review has been made within 90 days after the receipt of a notice issued under subsection 77(1)—90 days after the day on which an authorised review officer makes a decision in respect of the request.

[ section 78 —interest on debt]

(13)   Schedule 3, item 5, page 25 (line 8), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(14)   Schedule 3, item 17, page 29 (line 12), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(15)   Schedule 3, item 17, page 29 (line 23), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(16)   Schedule 3, item 17, page 29 (line 29), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(17)   Schedule 3, item 17, page 29 (line 33), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(18)   Schedule 3, item 17, page 30 (line 2), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(19)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 37 (lines 3 and 4), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(20)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 37 (line 6), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(21)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 37 (line 8), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(22)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 37 (line 24), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(23)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 38 (line 19), omit “1 January 2001”, substitute “1 July 2001”.

[change of date of application]

(24)   Schedule 4, item 9, page 39 (after line 2), at the end of the item, add:

             (6)  The amendments made by items 5A and 8A apply to:

                     (a)  debts that are owed at the commencement of 1 July 2001; and

                     (b)  debts that arise after that time.

[application and transitional]