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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends: the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to enable the introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification to replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument as the residential aged care subsidy calculation model from 1 October 2022; the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 to: provide for nationally consistent pre-employment screening for aged care workers of approved providers to replace existing police checking obligations; enable the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner to make and enforce a code of conduct that will apply to approved providers and their workers, including governing persons; extend the Serious Incident Response Scheme to home and flexible care delivered in a home or community care setting from 1 July 2022; introduce new governance responsibilities for approved providers of Commonwealth-funded aged care; enable the secretary or commissioner to request information or documents from a provider or borrower relating to the use of a loan made with a refundable deposit or accommodation bond and create an offence for a borrower who does not comply with this request; and extend the period of liability for the existing offences for the misuse of refundable accommodation deposits prior to an insolvency event for both providers and key personnel of providers; five Acts to enable information sharing between certain Commonwealth bodies; the National Health Reform Act 2011 and Aged Care Act 1997 to expand the functions of a renamed Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and establish new governance arrangements and appointments processes; and the National Health Reform Act 2011, Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 to enable the use and disclosure of information required for the authority to perform its new functions.

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 01/09/21  
Second reading moved 01/09/21  
Second reading debate 25/10/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/10/21  
Consideration in detail debate 25/10/21 Amendment details: 14 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/10/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/21  
Second reading moved 22/11/21  
Second reading agreed to 30/03/22  
Third reading agreed to 30/03/22 Amendment details: 31 Government, 2 Centre Alliance and 2 Independent (Senator Patrick) agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 31/03/22  
Lapsed at dissolution 11/04/22  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet ZB120]

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Senate
  • [sheet 1455 revised 3]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1483 revised]
RICE, Sen Janet

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 1458]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Centre Alliance/Independent [sheet 1509 revised]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Government [sheet ZC149]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/09/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 11 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/10/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2022
  • Referred to Committee (21/10/2021): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (16/11/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/11/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2022