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Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 7), after item 1, insert:

1A  After section 5B

Insert:

5BA  Registered and active family carers

             (1)  A person is a registered and active family carer if the Secretary is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person meets the requirements (if any) of the law of the State or Territory in which the person resides that the person must meet in order to be permitted, under the law of that State or Territory, to provide family care in that State or Territory; and

                     (b)  the person meets the requirements (if any) of the law of the State or Territory in which the person resides that the person must meet in order to be permitted, under the law of that State or Territory, to be in receipt of child care support payment as a family carer in that State or Territory; and

                     (c)  the person is taken, in accordance with guidelines made under subsection (2), to be actively involved in providing family care in that State or Territory.

             (2)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, make guidelines setting out the circumstances in which persons are taken, for the purposes of the social security law, to be actively involved in providing family care in that State or Territory.

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