Second Reading Speeches

National Disability Insurance Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of 13 bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill amends the:

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
in relation to: rule-making powers; general matters including definitions; privacy; actuarial, audit and risk management activities; and compensation;
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
Age Discrimination Act 2004
to provide exemptions for actions and decisions made in compliance with the NDIS Act;
Social Security Act 1991
and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to ensure that amounts paid under the NDIS are not taken into account under the social security or veterans’ entitlements income and assets tests; and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to: ensure that payments and benefits provided under the NDIS are exempt from income tax; and ensure that a double tax benefit is not obtained.