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Second Reading Speeches

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, 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
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
,
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: replace the maternity immunisation allowance by making payment of the family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement conditional on a child meeting the immunisation requirements; pause the indexation of baby bonus for three years from 1 July 2012 and reset the amount of baby bonus to $5000 per child from 1 September 2012; and prevent an individual from being entitled to FTB as fortnightly instalments on the basis of estimated income in certain circumstances;
Social Security Act 1991
and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to give certain carer allowance recipients, who care for a disabled adult, access to bereavement payments on the death of the care receiver;
Social Security Act 1991
to allow access to carer supplement for those carers whose rate of payment is reduced to nil because of employment income received in the fortnight covering 1 July in any given year; and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
and
Social Security Act 1991
to make technical amendments.