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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Introduced with the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016, the bill amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to: increase family tax benefit (FTB) Part A fortnightly rates by $10.08 for each FTB child in the family up to 19 years of age; restructure FTB Part B by: increasing the standard rate by $1000.10 per year for families with a youngest child aged under one; maintaining certain standard rates for families, single parents who are at least 60 years of age, grandparents and great-grandparents; introducing a reduced rate of $1000.10 per year for individuals with a youngest child aged 13 to 16 years of age who are not single parents aged 60 or more or grandparents or great-grandparents; and removing the entitlement for single parent families who are not single parents aged 60 or more or grandparents or great-grandparents from the start of the calendar year their youngest child turns 17 years of age; and phase out the FTB Part A and Part B end-of-year supplements; Social Security Act 1991 to increase certain youth allowance and disability support pension fortnightly rates by approximately $7.48 for recipients under 18 years of age; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/16  
Second reading moved 01/09/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/09/2016): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (10/10/2016); Corrigendum to report (20/10/16)
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