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Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Medicare Australia Act 1973 , the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997 and the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Medicare Australia Act 1973                  5

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     5

Medicare Australia Act 1973                                                                                     5

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                               30

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           30

Division 2—Acts of the CEO etc.                                                                             31

Division 3—Translation of references in documents                                           39

Division 4—Proceedings in courts and tribunals                                                   43

Division 5—Employees                                                                                             45

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                        51

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997    55

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   55

Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997                                           55

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                               69

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           69

Division 2—Acts of the CEO etc.                                                                             70

Division 3—Translation of references in documents                                           78

Division 4—Proceedings in courts and tribunals                                                   82

Division 5—Employees                                                                                             85

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                        91

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988               94

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      94

Schedule 4—Consequential amendments                                                               99

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                  99

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   99

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                 101

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                101

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          106

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                   107

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                  108

Dental Benefits Act 2008                                                                                        110

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                  115

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                      115

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         117

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                            118

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995                                       119

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995            123

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            123

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     124

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997                                                         138

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                    138

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                           139

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                           139

Medical Indemnity Act 2002                                                                                  140

Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003                 149

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010           149

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       157

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               162

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                       169

Private Health Insurance (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007     174

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                          175

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         176

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          179

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                  183

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010                                                       186

Division 1—Amendments that commence if the Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010 does not commence before 1 July 2011                             186

Excise Act 1901                                                                                                         186

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                           186

Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000                                    187

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        187

Division 2—Amendments that commence on the later of 1 July 2011 and when the Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010 commences                 188

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        188

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Act 2011                                                                           189

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     189

Part 4—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Scheme Act 2010                              192

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       192

Part 5—Amendments anticipating the enactment of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011    193

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                193

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          193

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                  193

Part 6—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011    194

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011               194

Schedule 5—Transitional regulations                                                                     196

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Medicare Australia Act 1973 , the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997 and the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 3

1 July 2011.

1 July 2011

3.  Schedule 4, Part 1

1 July 2011.

1 July 2011

4.  Schedule 4, Part 2, Division 1

1 July 2011.

However, if Schedule 1 to the Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010 commences before 1 July 2011, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

5.  Schedule 4, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) the start of the day that Schedule 1 to the Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Act 2010 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) the start of the day that Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Act 2011 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 4, Part 4

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 5 to the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Act 2010 .

However, if Schedule 5 to the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Act 2010 does not commence, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

7A.  Schedule 4, Part 5

1 July 2011.

However, if section 2 of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011 commences before 1 July 2011, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

7B.  Schedule 4, Part 6

Immediately after the commencement of section 2 of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011 .

However, if section 2 of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011 commences before the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

8.  Schedule 5

1 July 2011.

1 July 2011

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.