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  • 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

  • Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to establish the utilities allowance and the seniors concession allowance;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase the number of hours that carers may spend in work, training or study, without losing qualification for carer payment;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide eligible grandparents with access to child care benefit for up to 50 hours of approved child care a week; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase bereavement payments in respect of persons receiving above general rate disability pension. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Budget Measures) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to exempt fee waiver and fee pay scholarships from the income tests for income support payments; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: expand the carer allowance to carers who provide certain care for an adult with a disability, even if they do not live with that adult; and correct a drafting error. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Sugar Reform) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to exempt intergenerational transfer of sugarcane farms or relevant sugarcane farm assets from gifting rules for a 3-year period; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to start dates for related social security payment claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Income Streams) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide an assets test exemption for market-linked income streams from 20 September 2004; reduce to 50 per cent the available assets test exemption for certain non-commutable income streams purchased after 20 September 2004; align the characteristics of life expectancy income streams with those of market-linked income streams; and extend the guarantee period for assets test exempt lifetime income streams within which such income streams can be commuted if the primary beneficiary dies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—Increased Payments) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for an ongoing increase in the maximum and base rates of family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide for a new maternity payment and maternity immunisation allowance which will replace the current maternity allowance and the Baby Bonus; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: reduce the rate at which FTB Part A reduces from the maximum rate to the base rate; reduce the rate at which FTB Part B is withdrawn; and increase the income free area for FTB Part B. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—One-off Payments) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide for a one-off payment to eligible families; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide for one-off payments to carer allowance and carer payment recipients. Also establishes an administrative scheme to provide payments if the statutory one-off payments regime does not produce an appropriate result. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extension of Time Limits) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to extend time frames in relation to: past period lump sum claims for family tax benefit (FTB) and child care benefit; payment of top-ups of FTB as a result of income reconciliation; and exchange, use and destruction of tax file number data for income reconciliation purposes; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments to allow tax advisers’ fees for FTB lump sums claims that relate to the 2001-02 income year to be tax deductible. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services (Closure of Student Financial Supplement Scheme) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to close the Student Financial Supplement Scheme to new applications from tertiary students from 1 January 2004 and continue loan repayment arrangements for existing loans. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Disability Reform) Bill (No. 2) 2002 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: change the qualification criteria for disability support pension (DSP) in relation to work capacity for people who apply for DSP from 1 July 2003; and restrict exemptions from the activity test requirements for newstart allowance and youth allowance recipients. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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