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
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. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
13 Feb 2013Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2013Second reading moved
12 Mar 2013Second reading debate
29 May 2013Second reading debate
29 May 2013Second reading agreed to
29 May 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
29 May 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
17 Jun 2013Introduced and read a first time
17 Jun 2013Second reading moved
27 Jun 2013Second reading debate
27 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
27 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to


27 Jun 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
27 Jun 2013Assent

Act no.: 70

Year: 2013

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