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  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to enable the introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification to replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument as the residential aged care subsidy calculation model from 1 October 2022; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require the secretary to publish information in the form of a star rating system in relation to the quality of aged care provided by residential aged care services and the performance of approved providers of those services in relation to responsibilities and standards; allow the Quality of Care Principles to make provision for the giving of informed consent to the use of restrictive practices in circumstances where a care recipient does not have capacity to consent themselves; and provide immunity from civil or criminal liability in relation to the use of a restrictive practice in certain circumstances; the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to: require compliance with a code of conduct by approved providers and their aged care workers and governing persons; extend the Serious Incident Response Scheme to home and flexible care delivered in a home or community care setting from 1 December 2022; introduce new governance and reporting responsibilities for approved providers of Commonwealth-funded aged care; enable the secretary or commissioner to request information or documents from a provider or borrower relating to the use of a loan made with a refundable deposit or accommodation bond and create an offence for a borrower who does not comply with this request; and extend the period of liability for the existing offences for the misuse of refundable accommodation deposits prior to an insolvency event for both providers and key personnel of providers; five Acts to enable information sharing between certain Commonwealth bodies; the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to expand the functions of a renamed Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and establish new governance arrangements and appointments processes; and the
    National Health Reform Act 2011
    ,
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to enable the use and disclosure of information required for the authority to perform its new functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    Australian Human Right Commission Act 1986
    ,
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to: establish a merit based and publicly advertised appointment process for members of the Australian Human Rights Commission (including the President); and provide that the total term of appointment, including any reappointments, for members of the commission must not exceed seven years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Climate Change Bill 2022, the bill makes consequential amendments to 14 Acts to incorporate Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement into legislation for relevant Commonwealth entities and schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, the bill: outlines Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of a 43% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero by 2050; requires the minister to prepare and table an annual climate change statement; requires the Climate Change Authority to give the minister advice in relation to the annual statement and future greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; and provides for periodic reviews of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Jobs and Skills Australia Bill 2022, the bill repeals the
    National Skills Commissioner Act 2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Jobs and Skills Australia (National Skills Commissioner Repeal) Bill 2022, the bill establishes Jobs and Skills Australia, as a statutory body within the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, to provide advice and collect, analyse, share and publish data and other information on Australia's current and emerging labour market and its current, emerging and future skills and training needs and priorities (including in relation to apprenticeships), and the adequacy of the Australian system for providing vocational education and training (including training outcomes). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    and
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to: enable veterans engaged in an approved rehabilitation program and undertaking full-time study to continue to receive incapacity payments at 100 per cent of their normal weekly earnings for an additional year, to 1 July 2023; and enable back-payments for student veterans who should have been eligible for the higher rate of payment to cover the period from 1 July 2022 until the Act's commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the cashless welfare arrangements (also known as the cashless debit card or CDC program) and provide for certain exiting program participants to enter alternative income management arrangements, including on a voluntary basis; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Family Law Regulations 1984
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify that the Acts operate in the same way in relation to payments under the Self-Employment Assistance program as payments under the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card income test limits to $90 000 a year for a single person and $144 000 a year for couples. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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