Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: replace the maternity immunisation allowance by making payment of the family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement conditional on a child meeting the immunisation requirements; pause the indexation of baby bonus for three years from 1 July 2012 and reset the amount of baby bonus to $5000 per child from 1 September 2012; and prevent an individual from being entitled to FTB as fortnightly instalments on the basis of estimated income in certain circumstances; Social Security Act 1991 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to give certain carer allowance recipients, who care for a disabled adult, access to bereavement payments on the death of the care receiver; Social Security Act 1991 to allow access to carer supplement for those carers whose rate of payment is reduced to nil because of employment income received in the fortnight covering 1 July in any given year; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to make technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Feb 2012
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 29 Feb 2012
Second reading agreed to 29 Feb 2012
Third reading agreed to 29 Feb 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 01 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 09 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 09 May 2012
Third reading agreed to 09 May 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 09 May 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 49
  • Year: 2012
26 May 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.