Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
  to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument;
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
  to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
  and
Medicare Levy Act 1986
  to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
22 Oct 2009Introduced and read a first time
22 Oct 2009Second reading moved
28 Oct 2009Second reading debate
29 Oct 2009Second reading debate
16 Nov 2009Second reading debate
16 Nov 2009Second reading agreed to
16 Nov 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
17 Nov 2009Introduced and read a first time
18 Nov 2009Second reading moved
18 Nov 2009Second reading debate
19 Nov 2009Second reading debate
23 Nov 2009Second reading debate
24 Nov 2009Second reading debate
25 Nov 2009Second reading debate
25 Nov 2009Second reading agreed to
25 Nov 2009Committee of the Whole debate
26 Nov 2009Committee of the Whole debate
27 Nov 2009Committee of the Whole debate
30 Nov 2009Committee of the Whole debate
01 Dec 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 43 Government agreed to

Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
02 Dec 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
02 Dec 2009Third reading negatived

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