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
Introduced and read a first time 24 May 2012
Second reading moved 24 May 2012
Second reading debate 29 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2012
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2012
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26 Jun 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 98
  • Year: 2012
29 Jun 2012

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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.

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Schedules of amendments

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