Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Family and Community Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the:
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
,
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to establish the utilities allowance and the seniors concession allowance;
Social Security Act 1991
  to increase the number of hours that carers may spend in work, training or study, without losing qualification for carer payment;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide eligible grandparents with access to child care benefit for up to 50 hours of approved child care a week; and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to increase bereavement payments in respect of persons receiving above general rate disability pension. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
18 Nov 2004Second reading moved
30 Nov 2004Second reading agreed to
30 Nov 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
01 Dec 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Dec 2004Second reading moved
01 Dec 2004Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
01 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
02 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to


08 Dec 2004Assent

Act no.: 132

Year: 2004

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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

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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.

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