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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, 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
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  in relation to the maternity immunisation allowance to: restructure payment of the allowance; extend eligibility to certain adopted children; and modify the rules for determining entitlement;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  in relation to the partner service pension to: cease eligibility for partners who are separated but not divorced from their veteran spouse and who have not reached pension age; and set the eligibility age for partners of veterans in receipt of certain pensions; and
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
  and
Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
  to amend the child support formula in relation to percentage of care, Social Security Appeals Tribunal decisions, departure from assessments, terminating events, minimum annual rates, overseas liabilities and crediting prescribed payments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
18 Sep 2008Second reading moved
24 Sep 2008Second reading debate
25 Sep 2008Second reading agreed to
25 Sep 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
25 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Sep 2008Second reading moved
01 Dec 2008Second reading debate
01 Dec 2008Second reading agreed to
01 Dec 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
01 Dec 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
02 Dec 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


02 Dec 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
09 Dec 2008Assent

Act no.: 143

Year: 2008

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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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