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Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007

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2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 4), at the end of the Schedule, add:

5  Subsection 10AA(7)

Insert:

de facto partner means one of two people in a de facto relationship.

de facto relationship means a relationship between two people living together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis, where the relationship is not a marital relationship:

                     (a)  in determining whether two people are in a de facto relationship, the circumstances of the relationship must be considered as a whole. Without limiting the generality of this paragraph, those circumstances may include:

                              (i)  the length of their relationship;

                             (ii)  how long and under what circumstances they have lived together;

                            (iii)  whether there is a sexual relationship between them;

                            (iv)  their degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between or by them;

                             (v)  the ownership, use and acquisition of their property, including any property that they own individually;

                            (vi)  their degree of mutual commitment to a shared life;

                           (vii)  whether they mutually care for and support children;

                          (viii)  the performance of household duties;

                            (ix)  the reputation, and public aspects, of the relationship between them;

                             (x)  the existence of a statutory declaration signed by both persons stating that they regard themselves to be in a de facto relationship with the other person;

                     (b)  a de facto relationship may be between two people of the same gender;

                     (c)  to avoid doubt, two people may still be in a de facto relationship if they are living apart from each other on a temporary basis.

6  Subsection 10AA(7) (paragraph (b) of definition of spouse )

Omit “spouse”, substitute “partner”.

7  Subsection 23DZZID(1)

Insert:

de facto partner means one of two people in a de facto relationship.

de facto relationship means a relationship between two people living together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis, where the relationship is not a marital relationship:

                     (a)  in determining whether two people are in a de facto relationship, the circumstances of the relationship must be considered as a whole. Without limiting the generality of this paragraph, those circumstances may include:

                              (i)  the length of their relationship;

                             (ii)  how long and under what circumstances they have lived together;

                            (iii)  whether there is a sexual relationship between them;

                            (iv)  their degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between or by them;

                             (v)  the ownership, use and acquisition of their property, including any property that they own individually;

                            (vi)  their degree of mutual commitment to a shared life;

                           (vii)  whether they mutually care for and support children;

                          (viii)  the performance of household duties;

                            (ix)  the reputation, and public aspects, of the relationship between them;

                             (x)  the existence of a statutory declaration signed by both persons stating that they regard themselves to be in a de facto relationship with the other person;

                     (b)  a de facto relationship may be between two people of the same gender;

                     (c)  to avoid doubt, two people may still be in a de facto relationship if they are living apart from each other on a temporary basis.

8  Subsection 23DZZID(1) (definition of spouse )

Omit “de facto spouse”, substitute “de facto partner”.

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