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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to specify that a provider is eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (child wellbeing) in respect of certain prescribed classes of children, such as foster children; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to extend the backdating of ACCS (child wellbeing) certificates and determinations from the current period of 28 days to up to 13 weeks in prescribed exceptional circumstances; extend the period from 13 weeks to up to 12 months in which an ACCS (wellbeing) determination can be made for certain prescribed classes of children, such as children on a long term child protection order, including those in foster care; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: correct minor technical drafting errors; and modify how child care subsidy (CCS) entitlements are reviewed when an individual, who is a member of a couple for some but not all of the CCS fortnights in an income year, meets the CCS reconciliation conditions.

Progress

Bill progress
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Feb 2020
Second reading moved 26 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 12 Jun 2020
Second reading debate 24 Aug 2020
Second reading agreed to 24 Aug 2020
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
24 Aug 2020
Third reading agreed to 24 Aug 2020
Bill progress
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Aug 2020
Second reading moved 25 Aug 2020
Second reading debate 26 Aug 2020
Second reading debate 27 Aug 2020
Second reading agreed to 27 Aug 2020
Third reading agreed to 27 Aug 2020
Bill progress
Finally passed both Houses 27 Aug 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 84
  • Year: 2020
07 Sep 2020

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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