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Thursday, 13 April 2000
Page: 14043

Message received from the House of Representatives indicating that the House has agreed to amendments Nos 1 and 5 and has disagreed to amendment Nos 2, 3 and 4 and requests the reconsideration of the amendments disagreed to by the House.

Ordered that the message be considered in the committee of the whole immediately.

House of Representatives message-

Amendments to which the House of Representatives has disagreed:

(2) Schedule 1, item 8, heading to section 25, page 6 (line 16), omit “10%”, substitute “30%”.

(3) Schedule 1, item 8, page 6 (line 31), omit “10%”, substitute “30%—or, if another percentage between 10% and 30% is determined under subsection (1A), that percentage—”.

(4) Schedule 1, item 8, page 7 (after line 2), after subsection (1), insert:

(1A) If:

(a) the Secretary is satisfied there has been, or will be, a pattern of care for an individual (the child) over a period such that, for the whole, or for parts (including different parts), of the period, the child was, or will be, an FTB child of more than one other individual in accordance with subsection 22(2), (3), (4), (5) or (6); and

(b) one of those other individuals makes, or has made, a claim under Part 3 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 for payment of family tax benefit in respect of the child for some or all of the days in that period; and

(c) the Secretary is satisfied that the child was, or will be, in the care of that last-mentioned individual for at least 10% of that period;

then, on the application of and with the agreement of the individuals who care for the child, the Secretary may determine a percentage between 10% and 30% as the percentage to apply for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c).

Motion (by Senator Ian Campbell) proposed:

That the committee does not insist on its amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 to which the House of Representatives has disagreed.