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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Skills and Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
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: expand the circumstances in which business continuity payments (BCPs) can be paid to approved child care providers; and correct drafting errors made by the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Act 2020; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: Administrative Appeals Tribunal review; delegation of funding agreement powers; child care subsidy reconciliation deadlines; ensuring that BCPs will not be offset against future CCS payments during the period 6 April to 12 July 2020 (the relevant period); allowing the minister's rules to specify circumstances in which BCPs paid to providers during the relevant period are to be debts; not including the relevant period in determining cessation of child's enrolment; removing the requirement to report provision of care to children during the relevant period; and provider applications and approvals.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 17 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Consideration in detail debate 18 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Finally passed both Houses 18 Mar 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 26
  • Year: 2021
26 Mar 2021

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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.

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Schedules of amendments

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