Title Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to establish a scheme to make payments in relation to use of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool, and for related purposes
Date 05-06-2014 09:01 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 44
Bill Number 121/14
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Social Services
Reps Bill Code M
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r5269_first-reps/0000


Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session"><a name="_GoBack"/>2013‑2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2014</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Social Services)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to establish a scheme to make payments in relation to use of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Key elements of BSWAT payment scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">6</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Eligibility............................................................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Definition of <i>intellectual impairment</i>.................................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Payment amount.................................................................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Effect on representative proceedings................................................... 8</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Effect on certain claims....................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Evidence of eligibility........................................................................ 10</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—How to obtain a payment under the BSWAT payment scheme <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 11</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Registration and application<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Registration....................................................................................... 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... When a person cannot be included on the register............................. 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Application........................................................................................ 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... When a person cannot make an application....................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Determinations, offers and refusals<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Determination of application............................................................. 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Certain applications must not be determined..................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Offer................................................................................................. 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Refusal.............................................................................................. 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Certain circumstances in which offers and refusals cannot be given. 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Extensions......................................................................................... 19</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Internal review<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Internal review at Secretary’s initiative.............................................. 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Internal review on application........................................................... 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Withdrawal of application for internal review................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—External review<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Application for external review......................................................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Appointing external reviewer............................................................ 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... External review................................................................................. 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Material that may be considered by external reviewer....................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... External reviewer may request Secretary to seek further information 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Withdrawal of application for external review................................... 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Notice of decision on external review............................................... 26</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Determinations made on a review<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">27</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Substituting determinations on a review............................................ 27</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Effect of review on previous offer or refusal.................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 7—Accepting an offer<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Accepting an offer............................................................................. 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Legal advice certificate...................................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Financial counselling certificate......................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Effective acceptance.......................................................................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Notice to Federal Court..................................................................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Payment of amount........................................................................... 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Declining an offer............................................................................. 31</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Definition of <i>participant</i>................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Act that may be done......................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Functions and responsibilities of nominee<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">33</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Actions on behalf of participant........................................................ 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Duties of nominee to participant........................................................ 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Giving of notices to nominee............................................................ 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Compliance by nominee.................................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Nominee to inform Secretary of matters affecting ability to act as nominee              36</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Appointment and cancellation or suspension of appointment<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Appointment of nominee................................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Provisions relating to appointments.................................................. 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Circumstances in which the Secretary must cancel appointment of nominees          38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... General circumstances in which Secretary may cancel or suspend appointment of nominees  39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Suspension etc. of appointment of nominees in cases of physical, mental or financial harm    40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... Other matters relating to cancellation or suspension of appointment. 42</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Rules may prescribe requirements etc............................................... 42</p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Secretary’s powers of revocation...................................................... 42</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Review of certain decisions about nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Review of certain decisions about nominees..................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Application for review...................................................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Withdrawal of application................................................................. 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Review of decisions following application under section 59............. 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Notice and date of effect.................................................................... 44</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Other matters relating to nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... Secretary’s powers to give notices to participant............................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Notification of nominee where notice is given to participant............. 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Protection of participant against liability for actions of nominee....... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Protection of nominee against criminal liability................................. 46</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Administration<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">47</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">47</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 47</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Information gathering<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">48</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Further information from applicant................................................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... General power to obtain information................................................. 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Power to obtain information from a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth               49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Obtaining information about a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth       49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Written notice.................................................................................... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Offence............................................................................................. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Obligations not affected by State or Territory laws........................... 51</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Privacy<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">52</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... Protection of information.................................................................. 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Offence—unauthorised access to protected information................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Offence—unauthorised use or disclosure of protected information.. 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Offence—soliciting disclosure of protected information................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Offence—offering to supply protected information.......................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Protection of certain documents etc. from production to court etc..... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Disclosure of information by Secretary............................................. 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Rules for exercise of Secretary’s disclosure powers......................... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Part does not affect the operation of the <i>Freedom of Information Act 1982</i>             55</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Debt recovery<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">56</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Debts due to the Commonwealth...................................................... 56</p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Joint and several liability for debts arising because of false and misleading statements            57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Legal proceedings............................................................................. 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Arrangement for payment of debt..................................................... 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Recovery of amounts from financial institutions............................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Overseas application of debts............................................................ 59</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Non‑recovery of debts<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">60</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Secretary may write off debt............................................................. 60</p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... Power to waive Commonwealth’s right to recover debt.................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Waiver of debt arising from error...................................................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Waiver of small debt......................................................................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... Waiver in relation to settlements........................................................ 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Waiver in special circumstances........................................................ 62</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">64</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Effect of person’s death.................................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... No admissions.................................................................................. 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Standing appropriation...................................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ Delegation......................................................................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ Approved forms................................................................................ 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ Rules................................................................................................. 65</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to establish a scheme to make payments in relation to use of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="3258e482-9d87-4f73-b4ef-97b5fd36988e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="20266d3d-25eb-4d56-9100-64a048a9027b"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="8c097080-5b32-4300-8d42-a2ecdee0ecb8"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="86371457-c1b5-4644-9191-e7238b178b7f"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="8006b40e-0673-4e63-9b09-d03654009416"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b4023083-e80b-4f45-986d-af1c4e289d60"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>