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National Rental Affordability Scheme Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives


Introduced with the National Rental Affordability Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill provides for regulations to prescribe the National Rental Affordability Scheme which will provide refundable tax offsets or cash payment incentives to providers of new dwellings on the condition that they are rented to low and moderate income households at 20 per cent below market rates.

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 24/09/08  
Second reading moved 24/09/08  
Second reading debate 15/10/08  
Referred to Main Committee 15/10/08  
Second reading debate 16/10/08  
Second reading debate 21/10/08  
Second reading debate 22/10/08  
Reported from Main Committee 23/10/08 Details: Bill returned for further consideration
Second reading agreed to 23/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 23/10/08  
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/08  
Second reading moved 10/11/08  
Second reading debate 13/11/08  
Second reading debate 24/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/08  
Assent 25/11/08 Act no.: 121 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2008): Senate Community Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (12/11/2008)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)