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This Determination specifies that the place known as Areyonga is a “declared relevant Northern Territory area” for the purposes of Part 3B of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.
Administered by: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Registered 16 Nov 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2008
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2008
Date of repeal 13 Nov 2008
Repealed by Social Security (Administration) (Declared relevant Northern Territory areas - Various (No. 34)) Determination 2008

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Social Security (Administration) (Declared relevant Northern Territory area – Areyonga) Determination 2007

 

The Social Security (Administration) (Declared relevant Northern Territory area – Areyonga) Determination 2007 (the Determination) is made under subsection 123TE(1) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 (the Act).  The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, as well as making this instrument in his own capacity, is also making this instrument on behalf of the Minister for Education, Science and Training and the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

 

Background

 

On 21 June 2007, the Australian Government announced a number of measures in response to the national emergency confronting the welfare of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory. 

 

This measure has two primary aims:

a)to stem the flow of cash that is expended on substance abuse and gambling; and

b)      to ensure funds that are provided for the welfare of children are actually expended in this way.

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of the Instrument is to specify that the place known as Areyonga is a “declared relevant Northern Territory area” for the purposes of Part 3B of the Act.

 

The effect of this Determination is that once an area is determined to be a “declared relevant Northern Territory area” for the purposes of the Act, the income management regime (as set out in Part 3B of the Act) will apply in regard to certain individuals within that area.  The instrument still has operative effect on the day on which it is stated to expire (i.e. 13 November 2008).

 

Consultation

Consultation regarding this Determination was undertaken with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Education, Science and Training to ensure a co-ordinated approach in respect of welfare payments for which they have responsibility.

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