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Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Farm Household Support Act 2014 to: provide that the rate of Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is not varied by the level of a person's income; and amend the FHA assets test so that all farm and non-farm assets (including water rights) will be subject to a combined single net value threshold of $5.5 million; and Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Farm Household Support Minister's Rule 2014 to: remove the requirement to have farm financial assessments conducted by a person prescribed by the minister's rules; specify that the amount of farm financial assessment supplement is the amount provided in the invoice for the farm financial assessment; require a person conducting a farm financial assessment to have appropriate qualifications or expertise; increase the maximum amount of activity supplement to $10 000; and extend the amount of activity supplement to include certain travel and accommodation costs associated with eligible activities.

Progress

Bill progress
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Nov 2019
Second reading moved 27 Nov 2019
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2019
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2019
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2019
Bill progress
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2019
Second reading agreed to 05 Dec 2019
Third reading agreed to 05 Dec 2019
Bill progress
Finally passed both Houses 05 Dec 2019
Assent
  • Act no: 117
  • Year: 2019
11 Dec 2019

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of 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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.