Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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  • Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2002
Type
Government
Portfolio
Family and Community Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
and 5 other Acts to: correct various cross-references and drafting errors; simplify and clarify existing provisions; achieve consistency between similar provisions and payments types; and address some unintended consequences of earlier amendments; 6 Acts to: repeal redundant provisions and references; renumber misdescribed provisions; and correct various cross-references;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
to introduce changes relating to child care benefits for foster children;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to restore the equivalent legislative position in respect of recovery of certain debts that existed before the introduction of the family assistance law;
Social Security Act 1991
in relation to qualification for mobility allowance; and
Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: repeal redundant provisions, references and notes; and renumber misdescribed provisions. Also repeals the
First Home Owners Act 1983
.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Dec 2002
Second reading moved 04 Dec 2002
Second reading agreed to 05 Mar 2003
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
05 Mar 2003
Third reading agreed to 05 Mar 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2003
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2003
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Opposition and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
27 Mar 2003
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
27 Mar 2003
Assent
  • Act no: 30
  • Year: 2003
15 Apr 2003

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes

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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 changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ 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.

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