Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill 2007

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends family assistance law in relation to: the operation of the Child Support Scheme; overseas maintenance arrangements; the maintenance income test; portability of family tax benefit; the baby bonus; remote area allowance; extension of the assets test exemption period; income streams; dependant and housekeeper rebates; Medicare levy; and makes minor and technical amendments. 

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House of Representatives
29 Mar 2007Introduced and read a first time
29 Mar 2007Second reading moved
09 May 2007Second reading agreed to
09 May 2007Third reading agreed to
09 May 2007Introduced and read a first time
09 May 2007Second reading moved
12 Jun 2007Second reading agreed to
12 Jun 2007Third reading agreed to

21 Jun 2007Assent

Act no.: 82

Year: 2007

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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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