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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, student assistance, aged care, health, data-matching and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 5

Schedule 1—Indexation of seniors health card income limit                        6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             6

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               7

Schedule 2—Review of decisions                                                                                   8

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    8

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              8

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                      8

Schedule 3—Machinery of government changes                                               16

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                    16

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           18

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            20

Schedule 4—Aged care amendments                                                                        21

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        21

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   21

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                    26

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995                                         29

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           30

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            30

Schedule 5—Definitions and technical corrections                                           32

Part 1—Signposting definitions                                                                              32

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           32

Part 2—Technical corrections                                                                                  46

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           46



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, student assistance, aged care, health, data-matching and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Act 2014 .

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, 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Sched ule 4, items 1 to 14

As follows:

(a) if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 July 2014—immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 ;

(b) if this Act receives the Royal Assent on or after 1 July 2014—the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 4, item 15

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 .

 

5.  Schedule 4, items 16 and 17

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 106 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 commences before the time the provision(s) covered by table item 3 commence.

 

6.  Schedule 4, item 18

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 106 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 .

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

 

7.  Schedule 4, items 19 and 20

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 109 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 commences before the time the provision(s) covered by table item 3 commence.

 

8.  Schedule 4, items 21 and 22

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 109 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 .

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

 

9.  Schedule 4, item 23

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 112 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 .

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

 

10.  Schedule 4, item 24

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 112 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 commences before the time the provision(s) covered by table item 3 commence.

 

11.  Schedule 4, item 25

As follows:

(a) if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 July 2014—immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 ;

(b) if this Act receives the Royal Assent on or after 1 July 2014—the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 4, item 26

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 117 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 commences before the time the provision(s) covered by table item 3 commence.

 

13.  Schedule 4, item 27

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 117 of Schedule 2 to the Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014 .

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

 

14.  Schedule 4, item 28

As follows:

(a) if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 July 2014—immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 ;

(b) if this Act receives the Royal Assent on or after 1 July 2014—the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

15.  Schedule 5

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 .

 

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.