Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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 and Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 to reduce the amount of baby bonus for second and subsequent children to $3000; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to provide that family tax benefit continues until the end of the calendar year that a child completes secondary school; the Social Security Act 1991 to extend the double orphan pension qualification period for students completing study; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: replace the baby bonus from 1 March 2014 with: an increase to the family tax benefit Part A payment of $2000 for a family’s first child and $1000 for second and subsequent children; and a stillborn baby payment; reduce to one year the claim period for family assistance lump sum claims; provide that certain students who are unable to attend school due to special circumstances are still eligible to receive the schoolkids bonus; enable certain clean energy supplement arrears to be paid straight away; and provide that a member of a couple is entitled to a clean energy advance top-up in certain situations; five Acts to clarify that the baby bonus is only paid at around the time a child first enters a person’s care; the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to: enable a person to count previous paid parental leave towards satisfying the work test for the purposes of a new claim; and set out how paid parental leave applies to dad and partner pay claims made in prescribed circumstances; the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify that customers who end payment on a quarterly basis of clean energy supplement, pension supplement or seniors supplement do not have to wait to be paid arrears; and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2013
Second reading debate 12 Mar 2013
Second reading debate 29 May 2013
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2013
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
29 May 2013
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Jun 2013
Second reading moved 17 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 27 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 27 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 27 Jun 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27 Jun 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 70
  • Year: 2013
27 Jun 2013

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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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