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National Disability Insurance Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Part of a package of 13 bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill amends the: National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 in relation to: rule-making powers; general matters including definitions; privacy; actuarial, audit and risk management activities; and compensation; Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; Age Discrimination Act 2004 to provide exemptions for actions and decisions made in compliance with the NDIS Act; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to ensure that amounts paid under the NDIS are not taken into account under the social security or veterans’ entitlements income and assets tests; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: ensure that payments and benefits provided under the NDIS are exempt from income tax; and ensure that a double tax benefit is not obtained.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/13  
Second reading moved 15/05/13  
Second reading debate 15/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 15/05/13  
Introduced and read a first time 16/05/13  
Second reading moved 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 16/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 16/05/13  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/05/13  
Assent 28/05/13 Act no.: 44 - Year: 2013

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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