Household Stimulus Package Bill (No. 2) 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide for the payment of a one-off $950 bonus to: eligible students returning to study or training in 2009 and certain other income support recipients; and farmers and farm-related small business owners receiving exceptional circumstances related income support payments;
Social Security Act 1991
  to: reduce the qualification period for the education entry payment from 12 months to four weeks of continuous receipt of income support payments; and provide for an education entry payment supplement of $950 to those eligible for the education entry payment;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  to: provide for the payment of a one-off $950 per child bonus to families eligible for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A and certain children who receive a carer payment or disability support pension; and provide for a single income family bonus payment of $900 for families entitled to the FTB Part B. Also: enables the establishment of administrative schemes to provide bonus payments in circumstances where the statutory regime does not produce an appropriate result; and makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

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House of Representatives
12 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
12 Feb 2009Second reading moved
12 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
13 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2009Second reading moved
13 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
13 Feb 2009Committee of the Whole debate
13 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to


13 Feb 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
18 Feb 2009Assent

Act no.: 4

Year: 2009

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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.
  • 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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