Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2003 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Family and Community Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to exclude from income tests any payments for national socialist persecution; Excise Act 1901, Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986, Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Products Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to allow access by Centrelink to new data sources relating to taxation; Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 to allow access by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency to new data sources relating to financial transactions; Social Security Act 1991, Migration Act 1958 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the operation of the Assurance of Support Scheme; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to allow payments to be suspended if recipients temporarily travelling overseas do not notify Centrelink of their departure; Social Security Act 1991 to allow full recovery of any overpayments as a result of a foreign pension lump sum payment in arrears; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to reduce the allowable period of temporary overseas absences for certain payments from 26 weeks to 13 weeks. Also makes minor technical corrections, including to the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Act 2003 and the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Act 2002, and contains application and transitional provisions.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Sep 2003
Second reading moved 18 Sep 2003
Second reading agreed to 07 Oct 2003
Third reading agreed to 07 Oct 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08 Oct 2003
Second reading moved 08 Oct 2003
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2003
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 122
  • Year: 2003
05 Dec 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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