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Act No. 108 of 2006 as made
An Act to amend the social security law and the family assistance law, repeal redundant housing Acts and make technical amendments, and for related purposes
Administered by: Social Services
Originating Bill: Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2006
Registered 28 Sep 2006
Date of Assent 27 Sep 2006
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Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2006

 

No. 108, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the social security law and the family assistance law, repeal redundant housing Acts and make technical amendments, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999            4

Schedule 2—Amendment of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999       6

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991                              7

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999             19

Schedule 5—Amendment of the Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999     22

Schedule 6—Amendment of other Acts                                                                    23

A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Act 1999              23

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                   23

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Act 2004                                                                                                                                       23

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            23

Schedule 7—Repeal of redundant housing Acts                                                 24

Home Deposit Assistance Act 1982                                                                        24

Homeless Persons Assistance Act 1974                                                                 24

Homes Savings Grant Act 1964                                                                              24

Homes Savings Grant Act 1976                                                                              24

States Grants (Housing) Act 1971                                                                         24

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1985                                                24

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1989                                                24

Schedule 8—Technical amendments relating to legislative instruments 25

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                25

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                28

Child Care Act 1972                                                                                                 31

Data‑matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                  31

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                   32

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—One‑off Payments) Act 2004              33

Housing Assistance Act 1996                                                                                  33

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          33

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          43

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999                                       45

 


 

 

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2006

No. 108, 2006

 

 

 

An Act to amend the social security law and the family assistance law, repeal redundant housing Acts and make technical amendments, and for related purposes

[Assented to 27 September 2006]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2006.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

3.  Schedule 3, items 1 to 26

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

4.  Schedule 3, item 27

The later of:

(a) the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 7 to the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005.

27 September 2006

(paragraph (a) applies)

5.  Schedule 3, items 28 to 84

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

6.  Schedules 4 and 5

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

7.  Schedule 6, item 1

Immediately after the time specified in the A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Act 1999 for the commencement of item 22 of Schedule 2 to that Act.

1 July 2000

8.  Schedule 6, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of item 21 of Schedule 1 to the Disability Services Amendment (Improved Quality Assurance) Act 2002.

1 July 2002

9.  Schedule 6, item 3

Immediately after the commencement of item 17 of Schedule 2 to the Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Act 2004.

1 December 2004

10.  Schedule 6, item 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

11.  Schedules 7 and 8

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

27 September 2006

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendment of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

  

1  At the end of section 16

Add:

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that individuals included in a specified class are individuals who are taken to have recognised training commitments for the purposes of this section.

2  At the end of section 17

Add:

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that individuals included in a specified class are individuals who are taken to have recognised study commitments for the purposes of this section.

3  After paragraph 43(1)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  the care is not provided as part of the compulsory education program in the State or Territory where the care is provided; and

4  After paragraph 44(1)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  the care is not provided as part of the compulsory education program in the State or Territory where the care is provided; and

5  Subsection 57(1)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Secretary”.

Note:       The heading to section 57 is altered by omitting “Minister’s” and substituting “Secretary’s”.

6  Subsections 57(3) and (4)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Secretary”.

7  Paragraph 57B(c)

Omit “Minister’s”, substitute “Secretary’s”.

8  Paragraph 57C(c)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Secretary”.

9  Saving of determinations under sections 57 and 57B

(1)        A determination in force under section 57 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 just before the commencement of the amendments of that section by this Schedule continues in force despite those amendments as if it had been made by the Secretary on that commencement.

(2)        A determination in force under paragraph 57B(c) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 just before the commencement of the amendment of that paragraph by this Schedule continues to apply after that commencement in relation to the Secretary’s determinations under section 57 in the same way as it applied to the Minister’s determinations under that section before that commencement.

(3)        This item does not prevent the variation or revocation of a determination.

10  Section 84

Repeal the section, substitute:

84  Weekly limit on child care benefit for care provided by a registered carer

                   The total amount of child care benefit for care provided to a child by a registered carer or carers in a week is not to exceed the lesser of the following:

                     (a)  the amount worked out as follows:

                     (b)  the amount paid for the care.


 

Schedule 2Amendment of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

  

1  Paragraph 66(2)(a)

Omit “56(2) and 56A(2)”, substitute “56(3) and 56A(3)”.

2  At the end of paragraph 109G(2)(e)

Add “and”.


 

Schedule 3Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991

  

1  Paragraph 4(9A)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

2  Subsection 8(1) (definition of ordinary income) (note 2)

Omit “1171”, substitute “1176”.

3  Paragraph 8(8)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

4  Paragraph 8(11)(a)

Omit “10(1A)”, substitute “(11A)”.

5  After subsection 8(11)

Insert:

        (11A)  An amount is a periodic amount if it is:

                     (a)  the amount of one payment in a series of related payments, even if the payments are irregular in time and amount; or

                     (b)  the amount of a payment making up for arrears in such a series.

6  Subsection 11(14)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 14(1) (at the end of the definition of remote area)

Add:

             ; and (d)  Lord Howe Island.

8  Subsection 23(1) (definition of financial hardship farmer)

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 23(1) (definition of life insurance policy)

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 23(1) (definition of section 26 certificate date)

Repeal the definition.

11  Subsection 23(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  For the purposes of this Act, a person is in gaol if:

                     (a)  the person is being lawfully detained (in prison or elsewhere) while under sentence for conviction of an offence and not on release on parole or licence; or

                     (b)  the person is undergoing a period of custody pending trial or sentencing for an offence.

12  Subsection 82(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

13  Paragraph 83(1)(a)

After “pension”, insert “or social security benefit”.

Note:       The heading to section 83 is altered by omitting “partner’s pension or allowance” and substituting “deceased partner’s previous entitlement”.

14  Subparagraph 92C(a)(ii)

Omit “(within the meaning of section 1208)”, substitute “(see section 5 of the Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999)”.

15  Paragraph 93H(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  if the person is not permanently blind—the rate that would be the person’s provisional annual payment rate under the method statement in point 1064‑A1, ascertained as at the date of grant of the age pension, if it were assumed that steps 2 and 3 were omitted from that method statement; or

16  Paragraph 93J(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  if the person is not permanently blind—the adjusted percentage of the sum of:

                              (i)  the person’s maximum basic rate under Table B in point 1064‑B1; and

                             (ii)  the person’s pension supplement worked out under point 1064‑BA2;

                            calculated in each case as at the date of grant of the age pension and assuming that the person was not a member of a couple at that date; or

17  Paragraph 93J(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  if the person is not permanently blind—the adjusted percentage of the sum of:

                              (i)  the person’s maximum basic rate under Table B in point 1064‑B1; and

                             (ii)  the person’s pension supplement worked out under point 1064‑BA2;

                            calculated in each case as at the date of grant of the age pension and assuming that the person was a member of a couple at that date; or

18  Subsection 93J(5) (definition of maximum basic rate)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

maximum basic rate is the sum of the amounts worked out under steps 1 and 1A of the method statement in point 1064‑A1.

19  Paragraph 146G(1)(a)

After “pension”, insert “or social security benefit”.

Note 1:    The heading to section 146G is altered by omitting “partner’s pension or allowance” and substituting “deceased partner’s previous entitlement”.

Note 2:    The heading to section 238 is altered by omitting “partner’s pension or allowance” and substituting “deceased partner’s previous entitlement”.

20  Subparagraph 198C(6)(b)(i)

Omit “subsection 222(1A)”, substitute “section 70 of the Administration Act”.

21  Subsection 237(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

22  Subsection 246(2) (note 1)

Repeal the note.

23  Subsection 246(2) (note 2)

Omit “Note 2:”, substitute “Note:”.

24  Subsection 359(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

25  Subsection 547C(1)

Omit “(1)”.

26  Subsection 573B(1)

Omit “(1)”.

27  Subsection 593(2)

Repeal the subsection.

28  Section 665ZFC

Omit “section 665ZC”, substitute “section 665ZFA”.

29  Paragraphs 739(c), (d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  the person meets the conditions in subsection 1067A(9) (which is about being independent).

30  Paragraph 823(1)(a)

After “pension”, insert “or social security benefit”.

Note:       The heading to section 823 is altered by omitting “partner’s pension or allowance” and substituting “deceased partner’s previous entitlement”.

31  Paragraph 1037(aa)

Omit “provided; or”, substitute “provided.”.

32  Paragraph 1037(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

33  Paragraphs 1061EM(1)(b) and (2)(a)

Omit “application”, substitute “claim”.

34  Subsection 1061EM(3)

Omit “application”, substitute “claim”.

35  Section 1061JG

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

36  Paragraph 1061JG(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the person spends at least 14 days in gaol, or in psychiatric confinement that starts because he or she has been charged with an offence, and is released so that he or she is neither in gaol nor in psychiatric confinement; and

37  At the end of section 1061JG

Add:

Note:          A person does not cease to be in gaol merely because he or she is transferred between a prison and a psychiatric institution where he or she is lawfully detained while still under sentence. See subsection 23(5).

             (2)  Disregard subsection 23(9) in determining whether a person meets the condition in paragraph (1)(a) of this section.

Note:          Subsection 23(9) provides that the confinement of a person in a psychiatric institution when the person is undertaking a course of rehabilitation is not to be taken to be psychiatric confinement.

38  Paragraph 1061ZK(5)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  on that day the person is receiving a youth allowance (except because of section 540AA) and is not undertaking full‑time study; or

39  Subsection 1061ZK(7)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (7)  This section applies to a person on a day if, on that day, the person is receiving mobility allowance.

40  Point 1064‑A2

Omit “, 1064‑F2”.

Note:       The heading to section 1066 is altered by omitting “sole parent pension,”.

41  Paragraph (a) of point 1068‑D1

Repeal the paragraph.

42  Subsection 1070L(2) (cells at table items 3 and 4, column 4)

Repeal the cells, substitute:

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

43  Subsection 1070N(2) (cells at table items 3 and 4, column 4)

Repeal the cells, substitute:

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

44  Subsection 1070P(2) (cells at table items 3 and 4, column 4)

Repeal the cells, substitute:

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

45  Subsection 1070Q(2) (cell at table item 3, column 4)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 2

46  Subsection 1070R(2) (cell at table item 2, column 4)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Half the rate specified in column 4 of item 1

47  Point 1071A‑4 (before paragraph (a) of the definition of income)

Insert:

                    (aa)  payments of a social security pension or a social security benefit; and

48  Point 1071A‑4 (after paragraph (c) of the definition of income)

Insert:

                    (ca)  payments of income support supplement; and

                    (cb)  a payment under Part VIIAB (DFISA) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act (including a payment made under regulations made under that Part); and

49  Section 1072

Omit “2 or 3”, substitute “1A”.

50  Section 1073F (method statement, step 3)

Omit “participant’s fortnightly”, substitute “participant’s”.

51  Paragraphs 1075(1)(b) and (ba)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  depreciation that relates to the business and is an allowable deduction for the purposes of subsection 54(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; and

                    (ba)  amounts that relate to the business and can be deducted under a provision of Division 40 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 corresponding to a provision of repealed Division 42 of that Act; and

52  Subsection 1100(2)

Omit “15th”, substitute “fifth”.

53  At the end of Division 2 of Part 3.10

Add:

1100A  Determining value of a payment originally denominated in a foreign currency but made in Australian currency

             (1)  This section applies if, for the purposes of working out for a calculation day the rate of a payment to be made to a person under this Act, it is necessary to take account of a payment (the foreign payment):

                     (a)  that the person received from a source overseas; and

                     (b)  that was originally denominated in a foreign currency but was received by the person in Australian currency.

             (2)  For those purposes, the value in Australian currency of the foreign payment is taken to be the value that would have been determined under section 1100 had the person received the foreign payment in the foreign currency.

             (3)  Subsection (2) has effect regardless of the amount of the foreign payment actually received by the person in Australian currency.

             (4)  In this section:

calculation day has the same meaning as in section 1100.

54  Subsection 1118(1)

Omit “198H, 198HA, 198HB, 198J, 198JA, 198JB, 198K and 198L, subparagraph 501E(1)(d)(iv), Division 1B of Part 3.10 and sections 1125, 1126,”, substitute “198F to 198MA (inclusive), Division 1B of Part 3.10, Division 2 and sections”.

55  Subsection 1124A(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (2), if”, substitute “If”.

56  Subsection 1124A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

57  Subsection 1125(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (2), if”, substitute “If”.

58  Subsection 1125(2)

Repeal the subsection.

59  Subsection 1125A(1)

Omit “(2),”.

60  Subsection 1125A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

61  Subsection 1126(1)

Omit “(2),”.

62  Subsection 1126(2)

Repeal the subsection.

63  Subsection 1130C(3)

After “The”, insert “person’s”.

64  Subsection 1130C(3)

Omit “of a person who is not a financial hardship farmer”.

65  Subsection 1130C(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

66  Subsection 1130C(4)

Repeal the subsection.

67  Subsection 1130C(5)

Omit “subsections (3) and (4)”, substitute “paragraph (3)(b)”.

68  Subsection 1132(3)

After “The”, insert “person’s”.

69  Subsection 1132(3)

Omit “of a person who is not a financial hardship farmer”.

70  Subsection 1132(3A)

Repeal the subsection.

71  Subsection 1132(4)

Omit “subsections (3) and (3A)”, substitute “paragraph (3)(b)”.

72  Section 1158

After “parenting payment,”, insert “a carer allowance,”.

73  At the end of Part 3.13

Add:

1159A  Person not qualified for some concession cards when in gaol or in psychiatric confinement following criminal charge

             (1)  A person is not qualified under section 1061ZG or 1061ZO for a seniors health card or health care card on a day on which the person is:

                     (a)  in gaol; or

                     (b)  undergoing psychiatric confinement because the person has been charged with an offence.

Note 1:       For in gaol see subsection 23(5).

Note 2:       For psychiatric confinement see subsections 23(8) and (9).

             (2)  This section has effect despite sections 1061ZG and 1061ZO.

74  Subparagraphs 1185K(3)(d)(ii) and (iia)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

                             (ii)  depreciation that relates to a relevant farm asset and is an allowable deduction for the purposes of subsection 54(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; and

                           (iia)  amounts that relate to a relevant farm asset and can be deducted under a provision of Division 40 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 corresponding to a provision of repealed Division 42 of that Act; and

75  Section 1190 (cell at table item 17, column 4)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

[Part 3.7—section 1070L—Table—column 4—items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10]

[Part 3.7—section 1070M—Table—column 3—amount]

[Part 3.7—sections 1070N and 1070P—Table—column 4—items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10]

[Part 3.7—section 1070Q—Table—column 4—items 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7]

[Part 3.7—section 1070R—Table—column 4—items 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6]

76  Subsection 1206GC(5) (table item 6, column 2)

Omit “547C(1)(a)”, substitute “547C(a)”.

77  Subsection 1206GC(5) (table item 7, column 2)

Omit “573B(1)(a)”, substitute “573B(a)”.

78  Paragraphs 1208B(1)(b) and (ba)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  depreciation that relates to the business or investment and is an allowable deduction for the purposes of subsection 54(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; and

                    (ba)  amounts that relate to the business or investment and can be deducted under a provision of Division 40 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 corresponding to a provision of repealed Division 42 of that Act; and

79  Paragraphs 1209C(1)(b) and (ba)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  depreciation that relates to the primary production enterprise and is an allowable deduction for the purposes of subsection 54(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936; and

                    (ba)  amounts that relate to the primary production enterprise and can be deducted under a provision of Division 40 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 corresponding to a provision of repealed Division 42 of that Act; and

80  Section 1216

Omit “remote area allowance,”.

81  Subparagraph 1223(1B)(b)(iii)

Omit “subsection 222(1A)”, substitute “section 70 of the Administration Act”.

82  Paragraphs 1223AA(1)(a), (1B)(a) and (b) and (1BA)(a) and (d)

Omit “benefit”, substitute “payment”.

83  Paragraph 1231(1)(b)

Omit “or” (last occurring).

84  After paragraph 1231(1)(ba)

Insert:

                    (bb)  a debt described in subsection 1228(2A) or (2B);


 

Schedule 4Amendment of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

  

1  Subsection 14(5)

Repeal the subsection.

2  Subsections 29(1) and (2)

After “30,”, insert “30A,”.

3  Subparagraph 30(b)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

4  Subparagraph 30(b)(iii)

Omit “determined by the Minister to be a visa to which this subparagraph applies”, substitute “that is in a class of visas determined by the Minister for the purposes of subparagraph 729(2)(f)(v) of the 1991 Act”.

5  After section 30

Insert:

30A  Exclusion from section 29 residence requirement of crisis payment claimants holding certain visas

                   Despite paragraph 29(1)(a), a person who is not an Australian resident may make a claim for a crisis payment if the person is qualified for special benefit because he or she is the holder of a visa that is in a class of visas determined by the Minister for the purposes of subparagraph 729(2)(f)(v) of the 1991 Act.

6  Section 70

Before “If a person”, insert “(1)”.

7  At the end of section 70

Add:

             (2)  The notice may describe the event or change of circumstances specified in the notice as a notifiable event for the purposes of section 198C of the 1991 Act.

8  After section 95

Insert:

95A  Automatic cancellation of carer payment for non‑compliance with section 70 notice

                   If:

                     (a)  a care receiver or parent of a care receiver is given a notice under section 70; and

                     (b)  the notice requires the care receiver or parent to inform the Department of the occurrence of an event or change of circumstances within a specified period (the notification period); and

                     (c)  the event or change of circumstances occurs; and

                     (d)  the care receiver or parent does not inform the Department of the occurrence of the event or change of circumstances within the notification period in accordance with the notice; and

                     (e)  because of the occurrence of the event or change of circumstances:

                              (i)  the person receiving the carer payment ceases to be qualified for the payment; or

                             (ii)  the carer payment ceases to be payable to the person;

the carer payment is cancelled, by force of this section, on the day on which the event or change of circumstances occurs.

9  Paragraph 99(2)(g)

Omit “so”.

10  Subparagraph 99(3)(c)(i)

After “day”, insert “before the day”.

11  Paragraphs 144(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs.

12  Saving

The repeal of paragraphs 144(a) and (b) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 does not enable the SSAT to review a decision it was prohibited by either of those paragraphs from reviewing.


 

Schedule 5Amendment of the Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999

  

1  Subsection 14A(1) (table item 2)

Omit “15”, substitute “16”.

2  At the end of subsection 14A(1)

Add:

Note:          Additional child amounts are indexed annually in line with CPI increases (see sections 1190 and 1191 of the Social Security Act 1991).


 

Schedule 6Amendment of other Acts

  

A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) Act 1999

1  Item 22 of Schedule 2 (heading)

After “statement”, insert “2”.

Disability Services Act 1986

2  Section 9

Omit “paragraph (d)”, substitute “paragraph (h)”.

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Act 2004

3  Item 17 of Schedule 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

17  Before paragraph 5H(8)(h)

Note:       This item ensures that an amendment is located correctly.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

4  Paragraph 5H(8)(k)

Repeal the paragraph.


 

Schedule 7Repeal of redundant housing Acts

  

1  Repeal of Acts

The Acts specified in this Schedule are repealed.

Home Deposit Assistance Act 1982

Homeless Persons Assistance Act 1974

Homes Savings Grant Act 1964

Homes Savings Grant Act 1976

States Grants (Housing) Act 1971

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1985

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1989


 

Schedule 8Technical amendments relating to legislative instruments

  

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

1  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of disabled person)

After “Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

2  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (e) of the definition of disabled person)

After “Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

3  Subsection 3(4)

Repeal the subsection.

4  Subsection 4(1)

Omit “(1)”.

5  Subsection 4(1)

After “section 3,”, insert “by legislative instrument,”.

6  Subsection 4(2)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 7(1)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

8  Subsection 7(2)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

9  Subsection 7(3)

Repeal the subsection.

10  Subsection 8(4)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

11  Subsection 8(5)

Repeal the subsection.

12  Subsection 9(1)

After “Minister must”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

13  Subsection 9(3)

Repeal the subsection.

14  Subparagraph 10(2)(b)(iv)

Omit “subsection 11(1)”, substitute “section 11”.

15  Paragraph 10A(2)(b)

Omit “subsection 11(1)”, substitute “section 11”.

16  Subsection 11(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister may”, substitute “The Minister may, by legislative instrument,”.

17  Subsection 11(2)

Repeal the subsection.

18  Subsection 14(2)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

19  Subsection 14(4)

Repeal the subsection.

20  Subsection 15(2)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

21  Subsection 15(3)

Repeal the subsection.

22  Subsection 18(2)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

23  Subsection 18(3)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

24  Subsection 18(4)

Repeal the subsection.

25  Subsection 48(3)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

26  Subsection 48(4)

Repeal the subsection.

27  Subsection 49(2)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

28  Subsection 49(3)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

29  Subsection 49(4)

Repeal the subsection.

30  Subsection 51(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister may”, substitute “The Minister may, by legislative instrument,”.

31  Subsection 51(2)

Repeal the subsection.

32  Subsection 57A(1)

After “Minister must”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

33  Section 57B

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

34  Section 57D

Repeal the section.

35  Subparagraph 76(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “a determination”, substitute “an instrument”.

36  Paragraph 81(2)(c)

Omit “a determination”, substitute “an instrument”.

37  Subsection 82(3)

Omit “determination”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

38  Subsection 82(4)

Repeal the subsection.

39  Clause 8 of Schedule 4

Repeal the clause.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

40  Subsection 32Q(1)

Omit “(1) The Secretary may, by writing”, substitute “The Secretary may, by legislative instrument”.

41  Subsection 32Q(2)

Repeal the subsection.

42  Subsection 32R(1)

Omit “by writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

43  Subsection 32R(2)

Repeal the subsection.

44  Subsection 79(2)

Omit “determine, in writing,”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

45  Subsection 79(3)

Repeal the subsection.

46  Subsection 79A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

47  Subsection 79A(1)

Omit “by writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

48  Subsection 79A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

49  Subsection 100(6) (definition of interest)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

50  Subsection 100(7)

Repeal the subsection.

51  Subsection 102(1)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

52  Subsection 102(1A)

Omit “A determination”, substitute “An instrument made”.

53  Subsection 102(1A)

Omit “Minister’s determination”, substitute “instrument”.

54  Subsection 102(3)

Repeal the subsection.

55  Subsection 162(3)

Omit “by instrument in writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

56  Subsection 162(4)

Repeal the subsection.

57  Subsection 162(5)

Omit “For the purposes of the application of section 48 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, an instrument”, substitute “An instrument under subsection (3)”.

58  Subsection 169(2)

Omit “disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

59  Subsection 198(1)

Omit “determination”, substitute “instrument”.

60  Subsection 198(2)

Omit “by determination”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

61  Subsection 200(5)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

62  Subsection 202(7)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

63  Subsection 205(1)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

64  At the end of section 205

Add:

             (4)  A determination under paragraph (3)(b) is a legislative instrument.

65  Section 206

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

66  Section 208

Repeal the section.

67  Subsection 210(3)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

68  Subsection 210(4)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

69  Subsection 213(3)

Omit “by determination”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

70  Subsection 214(5)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

71  Section 219

Repeal the section.

72  Subsection 219E(2)

After “Secretary may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

73  Subsection 219E(3)

Repeal the subsection.

74  Subsection 219F(3)

After “Secretary must”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

75  Subsection 219F(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Child Care Act 1972

76  Subsection 4C(1)

Omit “(1)”.

77  Subsection 4C(1)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

78  Subsection 4C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

79  Subsection 12P(1)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

80  Subsection 12P(3)

Omit “a determination”, substitute “an instrument”.

81  Subsection 12P(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Data‑matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990

82  Subsection 3A(1)

After “Secretary may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

83  Subsection 3A(3)

Omit “day it is notified in the Gazette”, substitute “first moment of the day next following the day when it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

84  Subsection 3A(4)

Repeal the subsection.

85  Subsection 12(2)

Omit “by notice in writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

86  Subsections 12(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (4)  Guidelines issued under subsection (2) take effect from:

                     (a)  the first day on which the guidelines are no longer liable to be disallowed; or

                     (b)  if the guidelines make provision for their commencement after that day—in accordance with that provision.

Disability Services Act 1986

87  Subsection 5(1)

After “Minister must”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

88  Subsection 5A(1)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

89  Subsection 5A(2)

After “Minister must”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

90  Section 7 (paragraph (h) of the definition of research or development activity)

After “the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

91  Sections 9, 9A and 14F

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

92  Subsections 24(2) and (4)

After “determined”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

93  Section 31

Repeal the section.

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—One‑off Payments) Act 2004

94  Subitem 1(1) of Schedule 3

Omit “in writing” (wherever occurring), substitute “by legislative instrument”.

95  Subitem 1(5) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subitem.

Housing Assistance Act 1996

96  Subsection 5(1)

After “Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

97  Subsection 5(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  Section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 applies to an instrument determining, varying or revoking a form of agreement under subsection (1).

Note:          Section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 deals with disallowance of legislative instruments.

98  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “disallowable”, substitute “legislative”.

99  Subsections 6(2) and (5)

Omit “disallowable”, substitute “legislative”.

Social Security Act 1991

100  Paragraph 7(6AA)(f)

After “class of visas determined”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

101  Subparagraph 7(6B)(c)(iii)

Omit “subsection 25(1)”, substitute “section 25”.

102  Subsection 7(6E)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

103  Paragraph 7(6E)(b)

Omit “may”.

104  Subsection 7(6F)

Repeal the subsection.

105  Subsection 9(1E)

Omit “determine, in writing,”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

106  Subsection 9(1E) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

107  Subsection 9A(6)

Omit “determine, in writing,”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

108  Subsection 9A(6) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

109  Subsection 9B(5)

Omit “determine, in writing,”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

110  Subsection 9B(5) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

111  Subsection 9BA(5) (definition of PF)

Omit “in writing”, substitute “, by legislative instrument,”.

112  Subsection 9BA(12)

Omit “in writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

113  Subsection 9BA(12) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

114  Subsection 9BA(13)

Repeal the subsection.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 9BA(14) is inserted “Definitions”.

115  Subsection 16A(2)

Omit “determine in writing”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

116  Subsection 16A(2) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

117  Subsection 17(1) (paragraph (t) of the definition of former payment type)

After “by the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

118  Subsection 17(9)

Repeal the subsection.

119  Subsection 23(1) (definition of disallowable instrument)

Repeal the definition.

120  Subsection 25(1)

Omit “(1)”.

121  Subsection 25(1)

Omit “declare in writing”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, declare”.

122  Subsection 25(2)

Repeal the subsection.

123  Subsection 38C(1)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument (the determination)”.

124  Subsection 38C(4)

Repeal the subsection.

125  Subsection 38D(1)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument (the determination)”.

126  Subsection 38D(5)

Repeal the subsection.

127  Subsection 500Q(6)

Repeal the subsection.

128  Subsection 541B(3B)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

129  Subsection 541B(3C)

Repeal the subsection.

130  Subsection 542H(1B)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

131  Subsection 542H(1C)

Repeal the subsection.

132  Subsection 546(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Minister, by legislative instrument:

                     (a)  must determine guidelines for making decisions under paragraph (1)(b); and

                     (b)  may revoke or vary the determination.

If the Minister revokes a determination, the Minister must determine guidelines that take effect immediately after the revocation.

133  Subsection 600(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Minister, by legislative instrument:

                     (a)  must determine guidelines for making decisions under paragraph (1)(b); and

                     (b)  may revoke or vary the determination.

If the Minister revokes a determination, the Minister must determine guidelines that take effect immediately after the revocation.

134  Subsection 660YCJ(3)

Repeal the subsection (not including the notes).

135  Paragraph 739A(1)(e)

After “determined by the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

136  Paragraph 739A(3)(b)

After “determined by the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

137  Paragraph 739A(4)(b)

After “determined by the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

138  Subsection 739A(6)

After “determined by the Minister”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

139  Subsection 739A(8)

Repeal the subsection.

140  Section 739B

Omit “subsection 739C(1)”, substitute “section 739C”.

141  Subsection 739C(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister, by determination in writing”, substitute “The Minister, by legislative instrument”.

142  Subsection 739C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

143  Paragraph 954A(2)(e)

Omit “in a written instrument made”, substitute “, by legislative instrument,”.

144  Subsection 954A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

145  Subsection 1061A(2)

Omit “determine in writing”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, determine”.

146  Subsection 1061A(2) (second sentence)

Repeal the sentence.

147  Subsection 1061EO(1)

Omit “(1) A person”, substitute “A person”.

148  Paragraph 1061EO(1)(d)

Omit “in writing”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

149  Subsection 1061EO(2)

Repeal the subsection.

150  Subsection 1061ZAAK(8)

Omit “make written determinations”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, make determinations”.

151  Subsection 1061ZAAK(9)

Repeal the subsection.

152  Subsection 1061ZN(2)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

153  Subsection 1061ZN(4)

Repeal the subsection.

154  Subsection 1061ZO(7)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

155  Subsection 1061ZO(9)

Repeal the subsection.

156  Subsection 1061ZZGH(1)

Omit “make a written determination”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, make a determination”.

157  Subsection 1061ZZGH(1) (note 1)

Omit “Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

158  Subsection 1061ZZGH(1) (note 2)

Omit “written determination”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

159  Subsection 1061ZZGH(4)

Repeal the subsection.

160  Point 1068‑B1AA

Repeal the point.

161  Subsections 1068A(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

162  Subsection 1082(1)

After “is the rate determined”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

163  Subsection 1082(2)

After “is the rate determined”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

164  Subsection 1082(4)

Repeal the subsection.

165  Subsection 1118(1A) (paragraph (c) of the definition of partially asset‑test exempt income stream)

Omit “in writing”, substitute “, by legislative instrument,”.

166  Subsection 1118(5)

Repeal the subsection.

167  Subsection 1120(3) (definition of pension valuation factor)

After “with the determination made”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

168  Subsection 1120(4)

Repeal the subsection.

169  Subsection 1135(4)

Omit “determination in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

170  Subsection 1135(5)

Repeal the subsection.

171  Subsection 1157M(1)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

172  Subsections 1157M(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The determination:

                     (a)  takes effect from the first moment of the day next following the day when it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

                     (b)  ceases to have effect 6 months after the day it starts to have effect, if it has not already been revoked.

173  Subsection 1157Q(4A)

Omit “written determination made”, substitute “determination made, by legislative instrument,”.

174  Subsection 1157Q(4B)

Repeal the subsection.

175  Subsection 1157R(1)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

176  Subsections 1157R(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The determination:

                     (a)  takes effect from the first moment of the day next following the day when it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

                     (b)  ceases to have effect 6 months after the day it starts to have effect, if it has not already been revoked.

177  Subsection 1157U(1)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

178  Subsections 1157U(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  A determination under subsection (1):

                     (a)  takes effect from the first moment of the day next following the day when it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

                     (b)  ceases to have effect 6 months after the day it starts to have effect, if it has not already been revoked.

179  Subsection 1185N(2)

Omit “written determination”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

180  Subsection 1185N(3)

Repeal the subsection.

181  Subsection 1207C(2)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

182  Subsection 1207C(4)

Repeal the subsection.

183  Subsection 1207N(2)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

184  Subsection 1207N(4)

Repeal the subsection.

185  Subsection 1207N(5)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

186  Subsection 1207N(7)

Repeal the subsection.

187  Subsection 1207P(4)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

188  Subsection 1207P(6)

Repeal the subsection.

189  Subsections 1208B(3), (4) and (5)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

190  Subsection 1208B(7)

Repeal the subsection.

191  Subsections 1209C(3), (4) and (5)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

192  Subsection 1209C(7)

Repeal the subsection.

193  Subsection 1209E(1)

Omit “(1) The Secretary may, by writing”, substitute “The Secretary may, by legislative instrument”.

194  Subsection 1209E(2)

Repeal the subsection.

195  Subsection 1229B(2)

Omit “notice in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

196  Subsection 1229B(3)

Repeal the subsection.

197  Subsection 1229C(1)

Omit “(1)”.

198  Subsection 1229C(1)

Omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

199  Subsection 1229C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

200  Subsection 1237AAB(6) (definition of interest)

Omit “in a written notice”, substitute “by legislative instrument”.

201  Subsection 1237AAB(7)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note).

202  Subsection 1237AB(1)

Omit “by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, by the Minister”.

203  Subsection 1237AB(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A legislative instrument under subsection (1) does not take effect before the end of the period for disallowing the instrument.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

204  Subsection 37(11)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

205  Subsection 37(12)

Repeal the subsection.

206  Section 125

Omit “regulations or a disallowable instrument”, substitute “an instrument that is a legislative instrument”.

207  Subsection 132(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister, by determination in writing”, substitute “The Minister, by legislative instrument”.

208  Subsection 132(2)

Repeal the subsection.

209  Subsection 146(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister, by determination in writing”, substitute “The Minister, by legislative instrument”.

210  Subsection 146(2)

Repeal the subsection.

211  Subsection 202(3)

Omit “instrument in writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

212  Subsection 202(4)

Repeal the subsection.

213  Subsection 202(5)

Omit “the application of section 48 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901”, substitute “subsection 12(1) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

214  Subsection 209(1)

Omit “(1) The Minister, by determination in writing”, substitute “The Minister, by legislative instrument”.

215  Subsection 209(2)

Repeal the subsection.

216  After subsection 240B(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine a class of visas for the purposes of paragraph (4)(a).

217  Subsection 240B(5)

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

218  Subsection 240B(7)

Repeal the subsection.

219  Subsection 243(5)

Omit “a disallowable instrument”, substitute “an instrument that is a legislative instrument”.

220  Subclause 22(2) of Schedule 3

After “The Minister may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

221  Subclause 22(3) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subclause.

222  Subclause 2(2) of Schedule 5

After “The Secretary may”, insert “, by legislative instrument,”.

223  Subclause 2(4) of Schedule 5

Omit “day on which it is notified in the Gazette”, substitute “first moment of the day next following the day when it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003”.

224  Subclause 2(5) of Schedule 5

Repeal the subclause.

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999

225  Subsection 14A(1)

Omit “(1) For”, substitute “For”.

226  Subsections 14A(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.


 

 [Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 30 March 2006

Senate on 16 August 2006]

(18/06)