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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives


Amends the: Aged Care Act 1997 to insert a definition of 'restrictive practice' and provide for the Quality of Care Principles to specify certain requirements in relation to the use of a restrictive practice; enable the secretary to conduct home care assurance reviews; and remove the requirement for the Minister for Aged Care to establish a committee known as the Aged Care Financing Authority; and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 to expand the powers of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner to include the ability to issue a written notice if an approved provider does not comply with their responsibilities and to apply for a civil penalty order against a provider if they do not comply with the written notice.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/05/21  
Second reading moved 27/05/21  
Second reading debate 21/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/21  
Introduced and read a first time 23/06/21  
Second reading moved 23/06/21  
Second reading debate 24/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/21  
Finally passed both Houses 24/06/21  
Assent 28/06/21 Act no: 57 - Year: 2021

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (27/05/2021): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (11/06/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/06/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 7 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/06/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 9 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)