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Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture

Summary

Amends the: Farm Household Support Act 2014 to: provide that the rate of Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is not varied by the level of a person's income; and amend the FHA assets test so that all farm and non-farm assets (including water rights) will be subject to a combined single net value threshold of $5.5 million; and Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Farm Household Support Minister's Rule 2014 to: remove the requirement to have farm financial assessments conducted by a person prescribed by the minister's rules; specify that the amount of farm financial assessment supplement is the amount provided in the invoice for the farm financial assessment; require a person conducting a farm financial assessment to have appropriate qualifications or expertise; increase the maximum amount of activity supplement to $10 000; and extend the amount of activity supplement to include certain travel and accommodation costs associated with eligible activities.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/19  
Second reading moved 27/11/19  
Second reading debate 03/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/19  
Third reading agreed to 03/12/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/19  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 05/12/19  
Assent 11/12/19 Act no: 117 - 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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8848]
RICE, Sen Janet

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)