Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Family and Community Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  to: ensure that the language, literacy and numeracy supplement is not tax free; and replace the definition of “receiving”;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999[eitls] to enable protected information to be obtained and used for the Family Homelessness Prevention and Early Intervention Pilot;
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide for Parenting Payment Participating Agreements which will require people receiving parenting payments to undertake certain activities; and
Social Security Act 1991
  to: close access for new applicants to mature age allowance and partner allowance; introduce changes in relation to administrative penalties; and introduce more flexible participation requirements for mature age newstart recipients. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
16 May 2002Introduced and read a first time
16 May 2002Second reading moved
30 May 2002Second reading agreed to
30 May 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
19 Jun 2002Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2002Second reading moved
23 Oct 2002Second reading debate
15 Nov 2002Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Opposition agreed to
15 Nov 2002Second reading agreed to
15 Nov 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 24 Government amendments agreed to; Bill divided into 2 bills
15 Nov 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
03 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House declined to consider Senate message and requested reconsideration by Senate on Bill as originally transmitted
Senate
12 Dec 2002Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its division of the bill, and agreed to 55 Opposition and 16 Australian Democrats amendments, and the 24 Government amendments previously agreed to on 15/11/2002
12 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to amendments 1, 6, 66-68, disagreed to 4, 18, 21-27,33, 35, 37-55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 63-65, 74-77 and disagreed to 2, 3, 5, 7-17, 20, 28-32, 34, 36, 56, 62, 69-73, 78-94 and made 48 amendments in their place thereof
Senate
12 Dec 2002Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 4, 21, 23, 25 to 27, 33, 35, 38, 41, 44 to 46, 48, 51 to 53, 55, 57, 58 and 60, agreed to amendments made in place of those amendments, and insisted on amendments nos 18, 22, 24, 37, 39, 40, 42, 43, 47, 49, 50, 54, 61, 63 to 65 and 74 to 77
House of Representatives
12 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House insisted on disagreeing to amendments insisted on by Senate
Senate
27 Mar 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not again insist on its amendments and agreed to 2 Government and 3 Australian Democrats further amendments
House of Representatives
27 Mar 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to further Senate amendments


24 Apr 2003Assent

Act no.: 35

Year: 2003

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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.
  • 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

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  • 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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