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Defence Housing Authority Amendment Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review) and the recommendations of an interdepartmental committee, the bill amends the Defence Housing Authority Act 1987 to: rename the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) as Defence Housing Australia; reduce the size of the Board and create an advisory committee; expand the scope of the services DHA can provide and enable it to expand operations to include the provision of services to other Commonwealth agencies; remove DHA’s exemption from Commonwealth taxation and require it to make State and Territory tax equivalent payments to the Commonwealth; and remove outdated provisions. Also amends the Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990 and Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 to reflect the name change to Defence Housing Australia.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/03/06  
Second reading moved 30/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/06  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/05/06  
Second reading moved 11/05/06  
Second reading agreed to 11/05/06  
Third reading agreed to 11/05/06  
     
Assent 22/05/06 Act no.: 45 of 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes