House debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020


Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020; Consideration in Detail

5:49 pm

Photo of Jason WoodJason Wood (La Trobe, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs) Share this | | Hansard source

I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill, and I ask leave of the Federation Chamber to move government amendments (1) to (6), as circulated, together.

Leave granted.

I move:

(1) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (line 6), omit "This is the unadjusted subsidy amount.".

(2) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (lines 7 to 9), omit the paragraph beginning "Step 6" in subsection 48-1(2).

(3) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (lines 10 to 12), omit the paragraph beginning "The result is" in subsection 48-1(2), substitute:

This is the amount of home care subsidy for the care recipient in respect of the *payment period.

(4) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (lines 21 to 24), omit subsection 48-1(4).

(5) Schedule 1, item 7, page 6 (after line 8), after the paragraph beginning "Step 1" in subsection 48-13(1), insert:

Step 1A. If, in accordance with the User Rights Principles, the approved provider elects to return the *Commonwealth portion of the care recipient's *unspent home care amount to the Commonwealth, reduce the price by the amount of the Commonwealth portion available at the end of the previous *payment period, up to 100% of the price.

(6) Schedule 1, item 7, page 8 (table item 1, column headed "a debit of ..."), omit "(unadjusted subsidy amount)".

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered that this bill be reported to the House with amendments.