Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance and Administration 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997
  and
Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
  to: abolish the governance boards of Centrelink and the Health Insurance Commission (HIC); establish Medicare Australia which will replace the HIC; create the offices of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Centrelink and Medicare Australia, with statutory functions; and establish new governance arrangements under which the CEOs will be directly accountable to the Minister. Also amends the
Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
  to amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
Medicare Australia Act 1973
; and makes consequential amendments to 17 Acts. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
23 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
23 Jun 2005Second reading moved
09 Aug 2005Second reading agreed to
09 Aug 2005Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Aug 2005Introduced and read a first time
10 Aug 2005Second reading moved
17 Aug 2005Second reading debate
18 Aug 2005Second reading agreed to
05 Sep 2005Third reading agreed to


06 Sep 2005Assent

Act no.: 111

Year: 2005

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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