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Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2000
Schedule 1 Farm help: supporting families through change

   

Farm Household Support Act 1992

1  Subsection 3(2) (definition of exempt livestock proceeds )

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

2  Subsection 3(2)

Insert:

farm help advice scheme means the scheme referred to in section 52B.

3  Subsection 3(2)

Insert:

farm help re-establishment grant scheme means the scheme referred to in section 52A.

4  Subsection 3(2)

Insert:

farm help scheme payment commencement day is the day on which item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Farm Household Support Amendment Act 2000 commenced.

5  Subsection 3(2)

Insert:

farm help scheme payments means payments of the following kinds:

                     (a)  payments of farm help income support;

                     (b)  payments of re-establishment grants;

                     (c)  payments of assistance under the farm help advice scheme.

6  Subsection 3(2) (definition of re-establishment grant )

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

7  Subsection 3(2) (definition of restart advice scheme )

Repeal the definition.

8  Subsection 3(2) (definition of restart re-establishment grant scheme )

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 3(2) (definition of restart scheme payment commencement day )

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 3(2) (definition of restart scheme payments )

Repeal the definition.

11  Paragraph 4(2)(a)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

12  Subsection 4(4) (paragraph (b) of the definition of relevant Secretary )

Omit “ restart”, substitute “farm help”.

13  Section 4A

Repeal the section.

14  Part 1A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 1A Ending farm household support and farm help income support

15  Section 6B

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 6B is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

16  Paragraph 6B(a)

Omit all the words from and including “more”, substitute “after 30 November 2003; or”.

17  Paragraph 6B(b)

Omit all the words from and including “more”, substitute “after 30 November 2004.”.

18  Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 2 Qualification for and payability of farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support

19  Division 1B of Part 2

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1B Qualification for farm help income support

20  Section 8B

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 8B is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

21  Section 8B (note)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

22  Section 8C

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

23  Section 8D

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 8D is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

24  Section 8E

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 8E is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

25  Division 2 of Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 Situations in which farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support is not payable

26  Subsection 9(3)

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

27  Subsection 9(3)

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

28  Section 9B

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 9B is altered by omitting “ Restart ” and substituting “ Farm help ”.

29  Section 9B (note)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

30  Sections 10, 11, 12, 13 and 13A

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

31  After section 13A

Insert:

13B   Obligation to develop an activity plan

             (1)  The Secretary may direct a person to whom farm help income support is payable to develop, and act in accordance with, an individual activity plan as specified in the direction. A direction under this subsection is known as an activity plan direction .

             (2)  The Secretary may only give an activity plan direction to a person if the person’s farm has been assessed as not viable under advice given as a result of a direction under:

                     (a)  subsection 13A(1); or

                     (b)  the farm help re-establishment grant scheme.

             (3)  An individual activity plan specified in an activity plan direction must be directed towards assisting the person to whom the direction is given:

                     (a)  to return his or her farm to a viable position; or

                     (b)  to secure alternative employment.

             (4)  The Secretary must arrange for the provision of assistance to the person under the farm help advice scheme (see paragraph 52B(3)(b)) for the purpose of complying with an activity plan direction.

             (5)  If the person does not comply with an activity plan direction, the consequences for the continued payability of farm help income support to the person are as determined in accordance with the provisions of the farm help advice scheme referred to in paragraph 52B(3)(c).

32  Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 3 Claim for farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support

33  Sections 14, 15, 19 and 20

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

34  Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 4 Rate of farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support

35  Division 3 of Part 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 Rate of farm help income support

36  Subsection 24B(1)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 24B is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

37  Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 5 Payment of farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support

38  Subsection 25(3)

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

39  Subsection 25(3)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

40  Section 26B

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 26B is altered by omitting “ Restart ” and substituting “ Farm help ”.

41  Sections 28 and 29B

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

42  Section 29B (formula)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

Note:       The heading to section 29B is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

43  Section 29B (note 2)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

44  Sections 31, 33, 41 and 42

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 42 is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

45  Part 8 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 8 Termination of farm household support, exceptional circumstances relief payment or farm help income support

46  Sections 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

47  Subsection 48(3)

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.

48  Part 8A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 8A Suspension of farm household support and farm help income support if exceptional circumstances relief payment is payable

49  Sections 49A and 49D

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to sections 49A and 49D are altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

50  Part 9A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 9A Farm help re-establishment grant scheme

51  Paragraph 52A(1)(a)

Omit “, after the restart scheme payment commencement day,”, substitute “, after 1 December 1997,”.

52  Subsection 52A(1)

Omit “The scheme is to be known as the restart re-establishment grant scheme ”, substitute “On and after the farm help scheme payment commencement day, the scheme is to be known as the farm help re-establishment grant scheme ”.

Note:       The heading to section 52A is altered by omitting “ Restart ” and substituting “ Farm help ”.

53  After subsection 52A(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The scheme may provide for the Secretary to direct a person who has applied for a re-establishment grant to develop, and act in accordance with, an individual activity plan. A direction under this subsection is known as an activity plan direction .

          (3B)  The scheme may only provide for the Secretary to give an activity plan direction to a person if the person’s farm has been assessed as not viable under advice given as a result of a direction under:

                     (a)  subsection 13A(1); or

                     (b)  subsection (3) of this section.

          (3C)  An individual activity plan specified in an activity plan direction must be directed towards assisting the person to whom the direction is given:

                     (a)  to return his or her farm to a viable position; or

                     (b)  to secure alternative employment.

54  Subsections 52A(4) and (5)

After “(3)”, insert “or (3A)”.

55  Part 9B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 9B Farm help advice scheme

56  Subsection 52B(1)

Omit “The scheme is to be known as the restart advice scheme .”, substitute “On and after the farm help scheme payment commencement day, the scheme is to be known as the farm help advice scheme .”.

Note:       The heading to section 52B is altered by omitting “ Restart ” and substituting “ Farm help ”.

57  Paragraph 52B(3)(b)

After “such directions”, insert “, or for the purpose of complying with an activity plan direction under subsection 13B(1) or 52A(3A)”.

58  Paragraph 52B(3)(c)

After “such a direction”, insert “, or of not complying with an activity plan direction under subsection 13B(1) or 52A(3A)”.

58A  Subsections 53(4) and 53A(8) (at the end of the definition of this Act )

Add “, the farm help re-establishment grant scheme and the farm help advice scheme”.

59  Sections 54, 55, 55A, 56

Omit “restart” (wherever occurring), substitute “farm help”.

Note:       The heading to section 55 is altered by omitting “ restart ” and substituting “ farm help ”.

60  Section 56 (note)

Omit “restart”, substitute “farm help”.

61  Subsection 57(4)

Omit “Restart”, substitute “Farm help”.