Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Living Longer Living Better aged care package, the bill amends: the
Aged Care Act 1997
  to: remove the distinction between low level and high level residential care; provide for a means test combining income and assets tests and annual and lifetime caps on means tested care fees; provide for a dementia supplement, veterans’ mental health supplement and workforce supplement to be payable to providers who care for eligible care recipients; enable care recipients to choose the method by which they pay for accommodation, including by a fully refundable lump sum, a rental style periodic payment, or a combination of both; replace community care and some forms of care delivered in a person’s home with home care; extend the community visitors scheme to people in home care; appoint and provide for the functions of an Aged Care Pricing Commissioner; require the commissioner to prepare an annual report; and provide that an independent review of this package is undertaken and provided to the minister by 1 July 2017; and eight Acts to make consequential and technical amendments. 

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House of Representatives
13 Mar 2013Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2013Second reading moved
14 May 2013Second reading debate
15 May 2013Second reading debate
16 May 2013Second reading debate
27 May 2013Second reading debate
27 May 2013Second reading agreed to
27 May 2013Consideration in detail debate
27 May 2013Third reading agreed to
17 Jun 2013Introduced and read a first time
17 Jun 2013Second reading moved
20 Jun 2013Second reading debate
26 Jun 2013Second reading debate
26 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to

: Amendment details: 30 Government and 4 Australian Greens agreed to
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2013Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

26 Jun 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Jun 2013Assent

Act no.: 76

Year: 2013

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  • 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.
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  • 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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