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This Determination replaces all reference to a same-sex de facto spouse with reference to de facto partners whether of the same or of a different sex.
Administered by: Health
Registered 19 Dec 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Feb-2009
Tabled Senate03-Feb-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

I, JUSTINE ELLIOTT, Minister for Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 5 (3) of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997.

Dated  12/12/08


1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Hearing Services (Eligible Persons) Amendment Determination 2008 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 January 2009.

3              Amendment of Hearing Services (Eligible Persons) Determination 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Hearing Services (Eligible Persons) Determination 1997.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)


[1]           Section 3 (definition of de facto spouse)

Repeal the definition of de facto spouse, substitute:


de facto partner of a person means:

                     (a)  another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) with whom the person has a relationship that is registered under a law of a State or Territory prescribed for the purposes of section 22B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as a kind of relationship prescribed for the purposes of that section; or

                     (b)  another person (whether of the same sex or a different sex) who is living with the person on a genuine domestic basis although not legally married to the person.


[2]           Section 3 (definition of dependent)


Omit “de facto spouse” wherever appearing under the definition of “dependent”, substitute “de facto partner”.