Inquiry into Families,
Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation
Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008
Reason for referral of the Bill and information relating to the
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September 2008 the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection of Bills
Committee, referred the provisions of the Families, Housing, Community
Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further
2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 to the Community Affairs
Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2008.
Reasons provided for referral of the Bill and the issues for consideration
by the Committee related to amendments to child support legislation in
Schedule 3 of the Bill. On 23 October 2008 the Committee decided that, in
light of the correspondence it has received, it would also accept
submissions relating to Schedule 2 of the Bill regarding the partner
The Bill may
be accessed via the link:
and documentation relating to the Bill
Committee invites you to provide a written submission addressing issues
that may be of relevance to you. The submission should be lodged by 17
October 2008. The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically
as an attached document – email:
email@example.com – otherwise by fax (02 6277 5829).
Submissions become Committee documents and
are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Publication of
submissions includes loading them onto the internet and their being
available to other interested parties including the media. Persons making
submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee.
Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised
release of them is not protected. Information relating to Senate
Committee inquiries, including notes to assist in the preparation of
submissions for a Committee, can be located on the Internet at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm.
require further information please contact the Committee Secretariat on
(02) 6277 3515.
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600