Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment 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:
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  to: lower the maximum child age of eligibility for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A from 24 to 21 years of age from 1 January 2012; and pause indexation for the: higher income free area for FTB Part A; FTB Part B income limit; and baby bonus income limit;
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  to extend the commencement date for indexation of the paid parental leave income limit;
Social Security Act 1991
  to require people to test their future work capacity by participating in training or work-related activities in order to qualify for the disability support pension;
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to enable income management to continue in the Cape York area for another 12 months; and
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
  to clarify that the
Public Works Committee Act 1969
  does not apply to Aboriginal Land Trusts. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
02 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
02 Jun 2011Second reading moved
22 Jun 2011Second reading debate
22 Jun 2011Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
22 Jun 2011Second reading moved
23 Jun 2011Second reading debate
23 Jun 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Jun 2011Committee of the Whole debate
23 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to


23 Jun 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Jun 2011Assent

Act no.: 52

Year: 2011

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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