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Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further Assistance for Older Australians) Bill 2001

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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT

(FURTHER ASSISTANCE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS) BILL 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORADUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone)



FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT

(FURTHER ASSISTANCE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS) BILL 2001

 

 

 

 

OUTLINE AND FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

 

The effect of these amendments are that the income limits under which a person may qualify for the seniors health card will commence on 1 July 2001, not 1 September 2001.

Financial Impact:

The additional costs of the amendment are negligible.

 

 

 



NOTES ON AMENDMENT

 

Clause 2 provides that the commencement date of Schedule 3, which increases the allowable income limits for the seniors health card to $50,000 for single people and $80,000 for couples, is to commence on 1 September 2001.

Amendments 1 and 2 amend clause 2 so that Schedule 3 will commence on 1 July 2001.