Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
  to provide that only Australian residents qualify for disability support pensions;
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to: provide that leave payments are included when calculating income concessions; provide that the work bonus rules apply to couples who receive separate income support payments from different agencies; and respond to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report
Building trust: Supporting families through Disability Trusts
  by reducing the work capacity and trust purpose requirements for special disability trusts;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide that students studying overseas full-time are treated for family tax benefit purposes similarly to full-time students studying in Australia; and
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to make minor and technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
20 Oct 2010Introduced and read a first time
20 Oct 2010Second reading moved
18 Nov 2010Second reading debate
18 Nov 2010Second reading agreed to
18 Nov 2010Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
18 Nov 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Nov 2010Introduced and read a first time
22 Nov 2010Second reading moved
23 Mar 2011Second reading debate
10 May 2011Second reading debate
10 May 2011Second reading agreed to
10 May 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
10 May 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
10 May 2011Message from Senate reported
11 May 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


11 May 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
26 May 2011Assent

Act no.: 34

Year: 2011

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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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