Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Bill 2005

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

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: modify the method of calculating family tax benefit (FTB) Part B for certain secondary earners who return to work after the birth or adoption of a child; expand the maternity payment eligibility criteria to cover children adopted under 2 years of age; set aside and write-off certain family assistance non-lodgment debts; clarify the meaning of “partner”; limit rent assistance and claims for FTB for a past period; preclude FTB advances for certain child support debtors; and introduce an order of reductions for FTB Part B rates; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to prevent duplicate rent assistance payments; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for cancellation of only the rent assistance portion of a person’s FTB or social security payment for failing to submit a rent certificate review.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 May 2005
Second reading moved 26 May 2005
Second reading agreed to 14 Jun 2005
Third reading agreed to 14 Jun 2005
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2005
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2005
Second reading agreed to 15 Jun 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Requests details: 3 Australian Democrats agreed to
15 Jun 2005
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House did not make Senate requested amendments
16 Jun 2005
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 16 Jun 2005
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not press its requests for amendments
20 Jun 2005
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2005
Assent
  • Act no.: 61
  • Year: 2005
26 Jun 2005

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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.
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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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