Health and Other Services (Compensation) Amendment Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
  to: repeal the sunset clause (due to take effect on 1 July 2006) to enable the continuation of the Advanced Payment Option for compensation claimants to access the major proportion of compensation money at the time of their judgement or settlement; remove the definition of “fatal injury” to ensure that Commonwealth benefits paid in situations involving a fatal injury or disease must also be repaid after judgement or settlement; provide a formal pathway for review of certain decisions; replace certain superseded wording; and clarify the value of a “small amount”. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
02 Mar 2006Introduced and read a first time
02 Mar 2006Second reading moved
30 Mar 2006Second reading agreed to
30 Mar 2006Third reading agreed to
Senate
09 May 2006Introduced and read a first time
09 May 2006Second reading moved
11 May 2006Second reading agreed to
11 May 2006Third reading agreed to


22 May 2006Assent

Act no.: 43

Year: 2006

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Explanatory memoranda

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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