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This instrument amends the Child Care Subsidy Minister’s Rules 2017 to support approved providers and individuals by adding a rule that permits approved providers to waive their fees for child care services in areas subject to Stage 3 or higher “stay at home” restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administered by: Education, Skills and Employment
Registered 21 Jul 2020
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Child Care Subsidy Amendment (Coronavirus Response Measures No. 5) Minister’s Rules 2020

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Education, make these rules.

Dated   13 July 2020                           

Dan Tehan

Minister for Education

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                           2

Child Care Subsidy Minister’s Rules 2017                                                                                      2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Child Care Subsidy Amendment (Coronavirus Response Measures No. 5) Minister’s Rules 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of the instrument

13 July 2020

13 July 2020.

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

Child Care Subsidy Minister’s Rules 2017

1  Section 4

Insert:

Stay at Home Directions has the meaning given in subsection 54A(5).

2  At the end of subsection 54A(3)

Add:

                   ; (c)  the service is located in a Restricted Area (within the meaning of the Stay at Home Directions), and is not closed.

3  After subsection 54A(4A)

Insert:

          (4B)  Where paragraph (3)(c) applies, the period is the period:

                     (a)  beginning at the time the Stay at Home Directions start applying to the area in which the service is located; and

                     (b)  ending on the earlier of:

                              (i)  the time that the Stay at Home Directions cease to apply to the area in which the service is located; and

                             (ii)  31 December 2020.

4  Subsection 54A(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Definitions

             (5)  In these Rules:

health agency means a government agency with responsibility for human health.

Stay at Home Directions means the Stay at Home Directions (Restricted Areas) (Vic) issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic), as in force from time to time, and includes any instrument replacing that instrument.