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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Page: 4619


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 18May 2009:

With reference to all legislation administered within your portfolio:

(1)   (a) How many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2009; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.

(2)   (a) How many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2010; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

The following answers are provided in relation to legislation administered by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs:

(1) (a)   There are no statutory reviews due to commence and/or conclude in 2009. (1) (b) N/A.

(2) (a)   There is one statutory review due to commence and conclude in 2010. This is an independent review of the amendments made by the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008 (see section 4). The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is responsible for those amendments which relate to FaHCSIA payments and measures. (b) The legislation provides that the review referred to in paragraph (a) is to be undertaken and completed by 30 June 2010.