Taxation Laws Amendment (Baby Bonus) Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to introduce the first child tax refund (baby bonus) which provides for a refundable tax offset, of a minimum of $500 and up to $2 500 per annum, for a maximum period of 5 years, for parents following the birth, adoption or legal guardianship of a child on or after 1 July 2001.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Mar 2002
Second reading moved 14 Mar 2002
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2002
Third reading agreed to 19 Mar 2002
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2002
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2002
Second reading amendment agreed to
  • Details: 1 Opposition and 1 Australian Democrats
21 Mar 2002
Second reading agreed to 21 Mar 2002
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
21 Mar 2002
Third reading agreed to 21 Mar 2002
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House disagreed to Senate amendment
21 Mar 2002
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment
15 May 2002
Assent
  • Act no.: 32
  • Year: 2002
30 May 2002

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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