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  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that only Australian residents qualify for disability support pensions;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide that leave payments are included when calculating income concessions; provide that the work bonus rules apply to couples who receive separate income support payments from different agencies; and respond to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report
    Building trust: Supporting families through Disability Trusts
    by reducing the work capacity and trust purpose requirements for special disability trusts;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that students studying overseas full-time are treated for family tax benefit purposes similarly to full-time students studying in Australia; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Federal Financial Relations Act 2009
    to: vary the way the Commonwealth makes GST payments to states participating in the National Health and Hospitals Network (NHHN) Agreement; replace the National Healthcare Specific Purpose Payment with a special payment for participating states; provide for additional top-up payments from the 2014-15 financial year to be paid to participating states; create a NHHN Fund; specify conditions for payments made through the Fund; and impose additional conditions on the minister when making determinations which relate to the Agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Parenting Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: validates certain parenting orders affected by the High Court decision in
    MRR v GR
    [2010] HCA 4; and amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to allow a family court to consider certain statutory criteria when considering a parenting order application. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to expand eligiblity for the seniors’ work bonus to pensioners;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase family assistance by up to $4200 a year for families with teenagers undertaking full-time secondary study or a vocational education equivalent;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable eligible baby bonus claimants to access a larger portion of the baby bonus upfront from 1 July 2011;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to ensure that annuity payments made from the Thalidomide Australia Fixed Trust are not taken into account as income; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to income management arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    in relation to the recovery of fee reductions, enrolment advances and business continuity payments paid to approved child care services;
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2010
    to make a technical amendment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the effect of a child’s absence from the care of an approved child care service on the eligibility of an individual for child care benefit for that child;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Care Act 1972
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to clarify the definition of family assistance law;
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable disclosure of information about education and care services for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: the secretary’s power to refuse a child care service’s approval for the purposes of family assistance law; the requirement to comply with child care laws; and the recalculation of child care benefit fee reductions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for fortnightly child rebate payments for individuals who are eligible for child care benefit by fee reduction;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    , the proposed
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for: modified arrangements for advance payments of family tax benefit (FTB); and the payment of FTB Part A supplement for a child turning four conditional on that child receiving a health check prior to starting school;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    to determine a parent’s taxable income by using their previous taxable income, indexed by growth in wages, when a tax return has not been lodged;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to require payers of compensation to notify Centrelink of proposed payments of compensation; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Family Law Act 1975
    to protect children and families at risk of violence or abuse by: prioritising the safety of children in parenting matters; including harmful behaviour in the definitions of ‘abuse’ and ‘family violence’; requiring family consultants, family counsellors, family dispute resolution practitioners and legal practitioners to prioritise the safety of children; placing additional reporting requirements on certain parties to provide evidence to courts; and state and territory child protection authorities participating in family law proceedings where appropriate; and
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Financial Viability) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment Participation and Childcare 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: provide for the assessment and monitoring of the financial viability of large long day care centre operators of approved child care services; and authorise the secretary to engage an audit expert to carry out an independent audit of a centre operator if there are concerns about its ongoing financial viability. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: lower the maximum child age of eligibility for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A from 24 to 21 years of age from 1 January 2012; and pause indexation for the: higher income free area for FTB Part A; FTB Part B income limit; and baby bonus income limit;
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the commencement date for indexation of the paid parental leave income limit;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to require people to test their future work capacity by participating in training or work-related activities in order to qualify for the disability support pension;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable income management to continue in the Cape York area for another 12 months; and
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to clarify that the
    Public Works Committee Act 1969
    does not apply to Aboriginal Land Trusts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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