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Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


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Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Human Services

Summary

Amends: the Medicare Australia Act 1973 and Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997 to: abolish Medicare Australia and Centrelink; abolish the positions of the Chief Executive Officers of these organisations; provide for the functions of the agencies and the CEOs to be integrated into the Department of Human Services (DHS); and amend the long and short titles of the Acts; the Medicare Australia Act 1973 in relation to patient notification when medical records are seized but not examined; the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to abolish the position of Child Support Registrar and provide for the functions of that position to be integrated into the DHS; and 36 Acts to make consequential amendments.

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 25/11/10  
Second reading moved 25/11/10  
Referred to Main Committee 22/03/11  
Second reading debate 23/03/11  
Consideration in detail debate 23/03/11 Amendment details: 55 Government agreed to
Reported from Main Committee 23/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 23/03/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/05/11  
Second reading moved 10/05/11  
Second reading debate 10/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 10/05/11  
Assent 25/05/11 Act no.: 32 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BE322]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Main Committee Schedule

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/02/2011): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (22/03/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )