Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
  and
Medicare Levy Act 1986
  to establish a $150,000 limit on primary earner income for family tax benefit Part B and related tax offsets;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  in relation to the baby bonus to: introduce a means test; provide for instalment payment; change the indexation date to 1 July each year; and extend the eligibility to certain adopted children;
Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990
,
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to provide for the collection of tax file numbers as part of a new compliance regime for the seniors health card;
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide for a person to enter into a voluntary income management agreement;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to increase the eligible age for partner service pension to qualifying age; and five Acts in relation to: child support reforms; family assistance; and technical amendments relating to family tax benefits and social security. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
29 May 2008Introduced and read a first time
29 May 2008Second reading moved
05 Jun 2008Second reading debate
05 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
05 Jun 2008Consideration in detail debate
05 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2008Second reading moved
24 Jun 2008Second reading debate
24 Jun 2008Second reading agreed to
24 Jun 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to

Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
25 Jun 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendment
Senate
25 Jun 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
25 Jun 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1,2,3,6 and 7 and disagreed to Senate amendments 4 and 5
Senate
26 Jun 2008Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 4 and 5


30 Jun 2008Assent

Act no.: 63

Year: 2008

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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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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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