Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2010

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 2.5 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 2.5 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 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011;
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; and
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Act 2009
and
Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Act 2009
to make minor technical amendments.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Feb 2010
Second reading moved 02 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 10 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2010
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2010
Third reading agreed to 11 Feb 2010
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2010
Second reading moved 24 Feb 2010
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28 Sep 2010

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Proposed amendments

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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.

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