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Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Page: 5325


Ms COLLINS (FranklinParliamentary Secretary for Community Services) (18:26): I move government amendments (1) to (8) together as circulated:

(1) Schedule 4, item 6, page 41 (line 5), after “before a person”, insert “(other than a person covered by subsection (3A))”.

(2) Schedule 4, item 6, page 41 (line 18), after “before a person”, insert “(other than a person covered by subsection (3A))”.

(3) Schedule 4, item 6, page 42 (line 2), after “before a person”, insert “(other than a person covered by subsection (3A))”.

(4) Schedule 4, item 6, page 42 (after line 9), after subsection 1167A(3), insert:

Alternative notice arrangements—notification agreements

(3A) A person is covered by this subsection if:

(a) the person has entered into an agreement (a notification agreement) with the Secretary; and

(b) the notification agreement covers payments of the relevant kind; and

(c) the notification agreement is in force.

(3B) The Secretary may enter into a notification agreement with a person for the purposes of this section. The agreement must specify:

(a) the kinds of payments covered by the agreement; and

(b) the requirements relating to notifying the Secretary of the making of those payments, including the time within which notice must be given.

(3C) A notification agreement between the Secretary and a person commences on the day it is made and remains in force until the earlier of the following:

(a) the day specified in the agreement;

(b) if the Secretary determines that the person has failed to comply with the agreement—the day notice of the determination is given to the person.

(3D) Part 4 of the Administration Act (about review of decisions) does not apply in relation to a decision of the Secretary under subsection (3B) or (3C).

(5) Schedule 4, item 6, page 43 (line 13), after “for the payment”, insert “(other than an insurer covered by subsection (3A))”.

(6) Schedule 4, item 6, page 44 (line 15), after “for the payment”, insert “(other than an insurer covered by subsection (3A))”.

(7) Schedule 4, item 6, page 44 (line 33), after “for the payment”, insert “(other than an insurer covered by subsection (3A))”.

(8) Schedule 4, item 6, page 44 (after line 37), after subsection 1167B(3), insert:

Alternative notice arrangements—notification agreements

(3A) An insurer is covered by this subsection if:

(a) the insurer has entered into an agreement (a notification agreement) with the Secretary; and

(b) the notification agreement covers payments of the relevant kind; and

(c) the notification agreement is in force.

(3B) The Secretary may enter into a notification agreement with an insurer for the purposes of this section. The agreement must specify:

(a) the kinds of payments covered by the agreement; and

(b) the requirements relating to notifying the Secretary of the making of those payments, including the time within which notice must be given.

(3C) A notification agreement between the Secretary and an insurer commences on the day it is made and remains in force until the earlier of the following:

(a) the day specified in the agreement;

(b) if the Secretary determines that the insurer has failed to comply with the agreement—the day notice of the determination is given to the insurer.

(3D) Part 4 of the Administration Act (about review of decisions) does not apply in relation to a decision of the Secretary under subsection (3B) or (3C).