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This Determination gives effect to two declarations under section 36 of the Social Security Act 1991. The first declaration applies to the bushfires in the Dwellingup area in the south-west of the State of Western Australia that started in January 2007. The second declaration applies to the bushfires in the Porongurup area in the south-west of Western Australia that started in February 2007. Both fires are declared to be major disasters. These declarations continue to apply in the event the fires continue to burn through the remainder of February and into March 2007. This Determination sets out the circumstances in which a person is to be regarded as “adversely affected” by the fires in question.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 19 Feb 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Feb-2007
Tabled Senate26-Feb-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014

Social Security (Australian Government Disaster Recovery) Determination 2007 (No. 1)

Social Security Act 1991

 

I, MALCOLM THOMAS BROUGH, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, make this Determination under subsection 1061L(2) of the Social Security Act 1991.

 

Dated                           15th Feb           2007

 

 

 

 

Mal Brough

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

 

 

1                    Name of Determination

 

This Determination is the Social Security (Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment) Determination 2007 (No. 1).

 

2                    Commencement

 

This Determination commences on the day it is signed.

 

3                    Definitions

 

In this Determination:

 

Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

 

principal place of residence, for a person, means the place in which the person normally resides.


 

4                    Person taken to be adversely affected by disaster

 

For subsection 1061L(2) of the Act, a person is adversely affected by a disaster mentioned in Schedule 1 if the person is affected in the way mentioned in Schedule 2.

 


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Schedule 1        Disasters

                             (section 4)

 

1.      The bushfires in the Dwellingup area in the south-west of the State of Western Australia:

(a)  that started in January 2007 and continued through February 2007; and

(b)  if they continue after February 2007 — that continued in March 2007.

2.      The bushfires in the Porongurup area in the south-west of the State of Western Australia:

(a)  that started in February 2007; and

(b)  if they continue after February 2007 — that continued in March 2007.

 

Schedule 2        Adverse circumstances

                             (section 4)

 

As a direct result of the bushfires mentioned in Schedule 1, the person’s principal place of residence has been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.