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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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.