Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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
04 Dec 2002Introduced and read a first time
04 Dec 2002Second reading moved
05 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
05 Mar 2003Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 4 government amendments agreed to
05 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Mar 2003Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2003Second reading moved
27 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
27 Mar 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Australian Democrats amendments agreed to; 5 items negatived
27 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Mar 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


15 Apr 2003Assent

Act no.: 30

Year: 2003

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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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