Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to reduce to six weeks the period during which family tax benefit (FTB) Part A, and additional payments that rely on FTB eligibility, will be paid to recipients who are outside Australia from 1 January 2016; and the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to cease the large family supplement from 1 January 2016.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 22 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 24 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 24 Feb 2016
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
24 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 24 Feb 2016
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 25 Feb 2016
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
29 Feb 2016
Finally passed both Houses 29 Feb 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 17
  • Year: 2016
08 Mar 2016

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.