Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to extend permanently the income test exemption for the Western Australian Country Age Pension Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme; seven Acts to reduce from 13 to 6 weeks the length of time individuals can spend overseas while continuing to receive certain income support payments and family payments; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
,
Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011
  and
Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011
  to remove eligibility for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A for people over 18 years of age unless they are in full-time secondary study; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  to provide that the rate of FTB Part A for a child is not restricted to the base child rate due to privately collecting less than the full child support entitlement; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
  to allow a person’s percentage of care for child support and FTB purposes to be based on the actual care of the child immediately in special circumstances; the
Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011
  and
Social Security Act 1991
  to clarify the eligibility of a group of low-income families to the clean energy low income supplement; and the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
,
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
  and
Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
  to make technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 May 2012Introduced and read a first time
24 May 2012Second reading moved
29 May 2012Second reading debate
29 May 2012Second reading agreed to
29 May 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
18 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2012Second reading moved
26 Jun 2012Second reading debate
26 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to


26 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
29 Jun 2012Assent

Act no.: 98

Year: 2012

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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