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Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for the payment of a one-off $950 bonus to: eligible students returning to study or training in 2009 and certain other income support recipients; and farmers and farm-related small business owners receiving exceptional circumstances related income support payments; Social Security Act 1991 to: reduce the qualification period for the education entry payment from 12 months to four weeks of continuous receipt of income support payments; and provide for an education entry payment supplement of $950 to those eligible for the education entry payment; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide for the payment of a one-off $950 per child bonus to families eligible for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A and certain children who receive a carer payment or disability support pension; and provide for a single income family bonus payment of $950 for families entitled to the FTB Part B. Also: enables the establishment of administrative schemes to provide bonus payments in circumstances where the statutory regime does not produce an appropriate result; and makes further consequential amendments to four other Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 04 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2009
(After Midnight)
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2009
(After Midnight)
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2009
(After Midnight)
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 05 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 05 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 10 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 11 Feb 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
12 Feb 2009
Third reading negatived 12 Feb 2009

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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