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Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture

Summary

Amends the: Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Farm Household Support Minister’s Rule 2014 to: increase access to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program for eligible farmers and their partners to four years in every specified ten year period; and broaden the circumstances in which the off-farm income offset can be applied and increase the upper limit of the offset from $80 000 to $100 000; and Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide for a one-off lump sum payment of $7500 (single recipient) or $6500 (members of a couple) for FHA recipients who have been payable for 1460 days of payment by 30 June 2020; and provide the minister with a power to determine who may qualify for, and the amount of, future relief payments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/19  
Second reading moved 17/10/19  
Second reading debate 23/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 23/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 23/10/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/19  
Second reading moved 11/11/19  
Second reading debate 12/11/19  
Second reading agreed to 12/11/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/11/19  
Third reading agreed to 12/11/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 12/11/19  
Assent 28/11/19 Act no: 104 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8791]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes