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Second Reading Speeches

Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure and Regional Development
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2016, the bill amends the:

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015
to: enable New Zealand residents who hold a permanent visa and reside on Norfolk Island access to social security payments from 1 July 2016; align the early claims period for family assistance payments with the early claims periods for social security and child support payments before 1 July 2016; and broaden the definition of the Norfolk Island Regional Council to enable flexibility in the application of local government law;
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
and
Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
to extend the child support scheme to residents of the Indian Ocean Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands;
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
and
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to require eligible Australian citizens and eligible other persons living in Norfolk Island to enrol and vote in federal elections and referendums; and
Acts Interpretation Act 1901
and
Norfolk Island Act 1979
to extend all Commonwealth laws to Norfolk Island, unless expressly provided otherwise. Also makes consequential and transitional amendments to 57 Acts.