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  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Disability Assistance) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce an annual, tax free payment of $1000 to certain carers of disabled children under the age of 16, and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends family assistance law in relation to: the operation of the Child Support Scheme; overseas maintenance arrangements; the maintenance income test; portability of family tax benefit; the baby bonus; remote area allowance; extension of the assets test exemption period; income streams; dependant and housekeeper rebates; Medicare levy; and makes minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007

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    Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the family assistance and taxation laws in relation to: the pension bonus scheme; the assurance of support scheme for migrants; crisis payments to qualifying humanitarian visa entrants; the threshold for funeral investments exempt from the income and assets test; and extending the payment of multiple birth allowance to children under 16 years of age and to children who are undertaking full-time study until they turn 18. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to establish a $150,000 limit on primary earner income for family tax benefit Part B and related tax offsets;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the baby bonus to: introduce a means test; provide for instalment payment; change the indexation date to 1 July each year; and extend the eligibility to certain adopted children;
    Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for the collection of tax file numbers as part of a new compliance regime for the seniors health card;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for a person to enter into a voluntary income management agreement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the eligible age for partner service pension to qualifying age; and five Acts in relation to: child support reforms; family assistance; and technical amendments relating to family tax benefits and social security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to enable three additional parcels of land in the Northern Territory to be granted to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: enable people in Cape York who receive age pension or carer payments to have their payments income managed; and make changes to the treatment of residual balances when a person again become subject to income management, or dies;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the administrative functions of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to clarify that a gift that has been returned does not have to be assessed as a deprived asset for the purposes of the social security assets test;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to clarify the requirements for an individual to pass the control test in relation to a controlled private trust; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to require notification within 26 weeks to be given when a child for whom baby bonus is paid leaves an individual’s care. Also makes minor and technical amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • 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

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to prohibit certain pay television licensees from providing television channels that contain a large amount of R18+ programming to certain prescribed areas;
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to permit the transportation of pornographic material through a prescribed area to a place outside the prescribed area;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to repeal permit system amendments providing public access to certain Aboriginal land; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to enable community dependent roadhouses to be licensed as community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Sep 2008 
    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
    in relation to the maternity immunisation allowance to: restructure payment of the allowance; extend eligibility to certain adopted children; and modify the rules for determining entitlement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to the partner service pension to: cease eligibility for partners who are separated but not divorced from their veteran spouse and who have not reached pension age; and set the eligibility age for partners of veterans in receipt of certain pensions; and
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to amend the child support formula in relation to percentage of care, Social Security Appeals Tribunal decisions, departure from assessments, terminating events, minimum annual rates, overseas liabilities and crediting prescribed payments. 

    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

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