Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Farm Household Support Minister’s Rule 2014 to: increase access to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program for eligible farmers and their partners to four years in every specified ten year period; and broaden the circumstances in which the off-farm income offset can be applied and increase the upper limit of the offset from $80 000 to $100 000; and Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide for a one-off lump sum payment of $7500 (single recipient) or $6500 (members of a couple) for FHA recipients who have been payable for 1460 days of payment by 30 June 2020; and provide the minister with a power to determine who may qualify for, and the amount of, future relief payments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Oct 2019
Second reading moved 17 Oct 2019
Second reading debate 23 Oct 2019
Second reading agreed to 23 Oct 2019
Third reading agreed to 23 Oct 2019
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Nov 2019
Second reading moved 11 Nov 2019
Second reading debate 12 Nov 2019
Second reading agreed to 12 Nov 2019
Committee of the Whole debate 12 Nov 2019
Third reading agreed to 12 Nov 2019
Finally passed both Houses 12 Nov 2019

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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