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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (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 (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

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Participation Requirement) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    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 require persons aged between 16 and 20 years to complete their final year of secondary school (or equivalent level of education) to receive family tax benefit Part A. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: introduce mandatory continuous adjustment of family tax benefit rates in certain circumstances; cease fortnightly family tax benefit and past period payments in the same income year when income tax returns are not lodged; and enable information sharing between the Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink for reconciliation and debt offsetting purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    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 remove the tax system option for delivery of family tax benefit payments;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable people subject to the Northern Territory income management regime to access the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal appeal mechanisms; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: provide new Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) participants, commencing on or after 1 July 2009, with access to the CDEP program while receiving income support payments; and provide that existing CDEP participants receive CDEP wages from CDEP providers and, in certain circumstances, the CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable: Centrelink to make oral submissions to Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) hearings; SSAT to give oral reasons on ‘affirmed’ cases; and SSAT members to be appointed for a term of up to five years;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to repeal redundant references to disability wage supplement and rehabilitation allowance; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    ,
    Native Title Amendment (Technical Amendments) Act 2007
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make technical amendments. 

    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

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