Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41

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Summary

Amends the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and 7 other Acts in relation to: a new child support formula; independent review of child support decisions by the Social Security Appeals Tribunal; court enforcement of the new Child Support Scheme; family tax benefit Part A maintenance income test; child support agreements and court orders; income definitions used to calculate child support and family tax benefit; minimum payment rules; exclusion of re-establishment costs from child support calculations; suspension of child support payments during reconciliation; inclusion of step-children as dependants in calculating child support; and “change of assessment” processes and rules.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2006
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2006
Second reading agreed to 12 Oct 2006
Third reading agreed to 12 Oct 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16 Oct 2006
Second reading moved 16 Oct 2006
Second reading debate 18 Oct 2006
Second reading debate 08 Nov 2006
Second reading agreed to 09 Nov 2006
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Australian Greens agreed to
09 Nov 2006
Third reading agreed to 09 Nov 2006
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
27 Nov 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 146
  • Year: 2006
06 Dec 2006

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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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