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Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2000

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1998-1999-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARM HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT AMENDMENT BILL 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

Amendments to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,

the Hon Warren Truss MP)

 



FARM HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT AMENDMENT BILL 2000

 

GENERAL OUTLINE

 

1.       Government amendments to the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2000 have been made to include the Farm Help Advice Scheme and the Farm Help Re-establishment Grant Scheme in the definition of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 in both the Farm Household Support Act 1992 and the Social Security Act 1991 .

 

2.       This will provide for any references to the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to cover the Farm Help Re-establishment Grant Scheme and the Farm Help Advice Scheme. Specifically, these amendments will allow for delegations to be made under these Schemes and for the review of decisions made under the Schemes by the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT).

 

3.       The amendments will also validate delegations made under the Schemes and validate reviews by the SSAT of decisions made under the Schemes since 1 December 1997 until the Farm Help Scheme payment commencement day.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT



4.       The proposed amendments to the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2000 do not require any additional expenditure by the Commonwealth.



NOTES ON CLAUSES



Amendment 1 Schedule 1, Item 58A: Subsections 53(4) and 53A(8)(at the end of the definition of this Act ), page 11

 

5.       This item inserts a reference to the farm help re-establishment grant scheme and the farm help advice scheme into the definition of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 . This will provide for the delegation of powers under the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to apply to the farm help re-establishment grant scheme and the farm help advice scheme.

 

Amendment 2 Schedule 2, Item 19A: Subsection 23(1) (definition of Farm Household Support Act 1992 ), page 14

 

6.       This item inserts a reference to the farm help re-establishment grant scheme and the farm help advice scheme into the definition of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 in Subsection 23(1) of the Social Security Act 1991 . This will provide for any decisions made under the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to apply to the farm help re-establishment grant scheme and the farm help advice scheme where relevant. 

 

Amendment 3 Schedule 3 Part 1, Item 6A: Effect of section 53, page 16

 

7.       This item provides for the amended definition of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 referred to in Subsections 53(4) and 53A(8) of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 to have effect from 1 December 1997 until the farm help scheme payment commencement day.

 

Amendment 4 Schedule 3 Part 2, Item 7A: Effect of certain definition in Social Security Act, page 17

 

8.       This item provides for the amended definition of the Farm Household Support Act 1992 referred to in Subsection 23(1) of the Social Security Act 1991 to have effect from 1 December 1997 until the farm help scheme payment commencement day.