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Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Health and Ageing


Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill: establishes the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency to replace the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency from 1 January 2014; provides for the functions, powers, appointment, and terms and conditions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Quality Agency; provides for staff and consultants; establishes the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council to advise the CEO; requires the Quality Agency to develop strategic and operational development plans; provides for the Quality Agency’s reporting requirements; and provides for the use and disclosure of protected information by the Quality Agency.

Progress of bill

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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  
Third reading agreed to 27/05/13  
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  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/06/13  
Assent 28/06/13 Act no.: 79 - Year: 2013

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (31/05/2013)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)