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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to: enable funding for a home care package to ‘follow’ the care recipient; provide a consistent national approach to prioritising access to subsidised home care; and simplify the approval process for approved providers; and the Aged Care Act 1997 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Act 2016.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/16  
Second reading moved 11/02/16  
Second reading debate 01/03/16  
Second reading debate 02/03/16  
Second reading agreed to 02/03/16  
Third reading agreed to 02/03/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/03/16  
Second reading moved 03/03/16  
Second reading debate 03/03/16  
Second reading agreed to 03/03/16  
Third reading agreed to 03/03/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/03/16  
Assent 18/03/16 Act no: 19 - Year: 2016
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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)