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Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill amends: the Aged Care Act 1997 to: remove the distinction between low level and high level residential care; provide for a means test combining income and assets tests and annual and lifetime caps on means tested care fees; provide for a dementia supplement, veterans’ mental health supplement and workforce supplement to be payable to providers who care for eligible care recipients; enable care recipients to choose the method by which they pay for accommodation, including by a fully refundable lump sum, a rental style periodic payment, or a combination of both; replace community care and some forms of care delivered in a person’s home with home care; extend the community visitors scheme to people in home care; appoint and provide for the functions of an Aged Care Pricing Commissioner; require the commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provide that an independent review of this package is undertaken and provided to the minister by 1 July 2017; and eight Acts to make consequential and technical 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 13/03/13  
Second reading moved 13/03/13  
Second reading debate 14/05/13  
Second reading debate 15/05/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 27/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 27/05/13  
Consideration in detail debate 27/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 27/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 20/06/13  
Second reading debate 26/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 26/06/13 Amendment details: 30 Government and 4 Australian Greens agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/06/13 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/06/13  
Assent 28/06/13 Act no.: 76 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Additional supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
WILKIE, Andrew, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7393]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7396]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BX255]

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  • Government [sheet BX253]

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  • Independent [sheet 7408]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7395]
FIERRAVANTI-WELLS, Sen Connie

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (31/05/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )