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Wednesday, 29 June 1994
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Senator WOODLEY (11.13 a.m.) —The Australian Democrats support the government's belief that taxable income alone is not a sufficient measure to use in assessing a person's need for assistance through social security. As such, we will be supporting these government amendments.

  Amendments agreed to.

  Amendments (by Senator Crowley)—by leave—proposed:

No.1—Clause 2, page 2, subclause (3), line 4, omit "and 8", substitute ", 8 and 10".

No.2—Clause 5, page 9, proposed paragraph 416(1)(a), line 23, omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.3—Clause 5, page 9, proposed paragraph 416(1)(b), line 25, omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.4—Clause 5, page 10, proposed paragraph 417(1)(b), line 25, omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.5—Clause 5, page 10, proposed paragraph 417(1)(c), line 27, omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.6—Clause 5, page 11, proposed subsection 417(4), line 23, omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.7—Clause 5, page 14, proposed sections 426 and 427, lines 3 to 32, omit the sections, substitute the following sections:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  "`426.(1) If a claimant for disability wage supplement is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 416(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `427.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for disability wage supplement is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 417(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 417(4)).'.".

No. 8—Clause 5, line 16 (page 22) to line 14 (page 23), proposed sections 444 and 445, omit the sections, substitute the following sections:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  "`444.(1) If a recipient of disability wage supplement is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient is in Australia—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 416(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `445.(1) If:

(a)a recipient of disability wage supplement is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 417(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 417(4)).'.".

No.9—Clause 34, line 34 (page 61) to line 15 (page 62), omit the clause, substitute the following clauses:

Provision of person's tax file number

  "34. Section 46A of the Principal Act is amended:

(a)by omitting paragraph (1)(a) and substituting the following paragraph:

  `(a)the person is requested under section 51A or 67A:

  (i)to give the Secretary a written statement of the person's tax file number; or

  (ii)to apply for a tax file number and give the Secretary a written statement of the person's tax file number once it has been issued; and';

(b)by omitting from paragraph (1)(b) `requirement' and substituting `request';

(c)by omitting paragraph (3)(a) and substituting the following paragraph:

  `(a)the person's declaration states that the person has applied for a tax file number; and';

(d)by inserting after paragraph (3)(b) the following paragraph:

  `(ba)the Commissioner of Taxation has not told the Secretary that the person has not applied for a tax file number; and'.

Provision of partner's tax file number

  "34A. Section 46B of the Principal Act is amended:

(a)by omitting from paragraph (1)(b) `required' and substituting `requested';

(b)by omitting from paragraph (1)(c) `requirement' and substituting `request';

(c)by omitting from subsection (4) `requirement' and substituting `request'.".

No.10—Clause 35, page 62, lines 16 to 30, omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

Repeal and substitution of sections

  "35. Sections 51A and 51B of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections are substituted:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `51A.(1) If a claimant for an age pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

    (b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) An age pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 46A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `51B.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for an age pension is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) An age pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 46B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 46B(4)).'.".

No.11—Clause 36, line 31 (page 62) to line 7 (page 63), omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

Repeal and substitution of sections

  "36. Sections 67A and 67B of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections are substituted:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `67A.(1) If a recipient of an age pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) An age pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 46A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `67B.(1) If:

(a)an age pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) An age pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 46B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 46B(4)).'.".

No.12—At end of Part 2, page 65, add the following Division:

"Division 10—Allocated pensions and allocated annuities

Investment income definitions

  "42A. Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended:

(a)by inserting the following definitions in subsection (1):

`"allocated annuity" has the meaning given by subsection (8);

"allocated pension" has the meaning given by subsection (8);';

(b)by inserting after subsection (7) the following subsection:

`(8) A pension or annuity is an allocated one if either:

  (a)the rate of payment of the pension or annuity; or

  (b)the basis for variations in the rate of payment of the pension or annuity;

is not fully defined in the relevant trust deed or contract.'.

Certain assets to be disregarded in calculating the value of a person's assets

  "42B. Section 1118 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in paragraph (1)(d) `that is not an allocated pension' after `person'.

Value of annuities

  "42C. Section 1119 of the Principal Act is amended:

(a)by inserting after paragraph (2)(a) the following paragraph:

  `(ab)an allocated annuity; or';

(b)by inserting after subsection (4) (and before the Annuity Value Calculator) the following subsection:

`(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to an allocated annuity.

Note:For "allocated annuity" see subsection 9(8).'.

Amendment of the Social Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992

  "42D. The Social Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992 is amended:

(a)by omitting subsection 2(13);

(b)by repealing Division 19 of Part 2.".

No.13—Schedule 2, page 74, item 1, proposed paragraph 101(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.14—Schedule 2, page 74, after item 1, insert the following item:

"1A. Paragraph 101(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.15—Schedule 2, page 74, after item 3, insert the following items:

"3A. Paragraph 102(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

3B. Paragraph 102(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

3C. Subsection 102(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.16—Schedule 2, pages 74 and 75, items 4 and 5, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"4. Sections 111 and 112:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `111.(1) If a claimant for a disability support pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 101(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `112.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for a disability support pension is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 102(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 102(4)).'.

5. Sections 130 and 131:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `130.(1) If a recipient of a disability support pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 101(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `131.(1) If:

(a)a disability support pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 102(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 102(4)).'.".

No.17—Schedule 2, page 75, item 6, proposed paragraph 150A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.18—Schedule 2, page 75, after item 6, insert the following item:

"6A. Paragraph 150A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.19—Schedule 2, page 75, after item 8, insert the following items:

"8A. Paragraph 150B(1)(a):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

8B. Paragraph 150B(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

8C. Subsection 150B(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.20—Schedule 2, pages 75 and 76, items 9 and 10, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"9. Sections 155A and 155B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `155A.(1) If a claimant for a wife pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A wife pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 150A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `155B.(1) If the partner of a claimant for a wife pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A wife pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 150B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 150B(4)).'.

10. Sections 171A and 171B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `171A.(1) If a recipient of a wife pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A wife pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 150A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `171B.(1) If the partner of a wife pension recipient is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A wife pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 150B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 150B(4)).'.".

No.21—Schedule 2, page 76, item 11, proposed paragraph 201A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.22—Schedule 2, page 76, after item 11, insert the following item:

"11A. Paragraph 201A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.23—Schedule 2, page 76, after item 13, insert the following items:

"13A. Paragraph 201B(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

13B. Paragraph 201B(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

13C. Subsection 201B(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.24—Schedule 2, page 77, items 14 and 15, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"14. Sections 206A and 206B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `206A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for a carer pension:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A carer pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 201A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `206B.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for a carer pension is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A carer pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 201B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 201B(4)).'.

15. Sections 221A and 221B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `221A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of a carer pension:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A carer pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 201A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `221B.(1) If:

(a)a carer pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A carer pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 201B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 201B(4)).'.".

No.25—Schedule 2, page 77, item 16, proposed paragraph 257A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.26—Schedule 2, page 77, after item 16, insert the following item:

"16A. Paragraph 257A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.27—Schedule 2, page 78, after item 18, insert the following items:

"18A. Paragraph 257B(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

18B. Paragraph 257B(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

18C. Subsection 257B(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.28—Schedule 2, pages 78 and 79, items 19 and 20, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"19. Sections 265A and 265B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `265A.(1) If a claimant for a sole parent pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 257A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `265B.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for a sole parent pension is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 257B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 257B(4)).'.

20. Sections 283A and 283B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `283A.(1) If a recipient of a sole parent pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 257A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `283B.(1) If:

(a)a sole parent pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 257B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 257B(4)).'.".

No.29—Schedule 2, page 79, item 21, proposed paragraph 320A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.30—Schedule 2, page 79, after item 21, insert the following item:

"21A. Paragraph 320A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.31—Schedule 2, pages 79 and 80, items 24 and 25, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"24. Section 325A:

  Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `325A.(1) If a claimant for a widowed person allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A widowed person allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 320A(2) and (3)).'.

25. Section 340A:

  Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `340A.(1) If a recipient of a widowed person allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A widowed person allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 320A(2) and (3)).'.".

No.32—Schedule 2, page 80, item 26, proposed paragraph 367A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.33—Schedule 2, page 80, after item 26, insert the following item:

"26A. Paragraph 367A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.34—Schedule 2, pages 80 and 81, items 29 and 30, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"29. Section 372A:

  Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `372A.(1) If a claimant for a widow B pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A widow B pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 367A(2) and (3)).'.

30. Section 388A:

  Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `388A.(1) If a recipient of a widow B pension is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A widow B pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 367A(2) and (3)).'.".

No.35—Schedule 2, page 81, item 31, proposed paragraph 527(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.36—Schedule 2, page 81, item 31, proposed paragraph 527(1)(b), omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.37—Schedule 2, page 81, after item 31, insert the following item:

"31A. Subsection 527(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

  Omit `require', substitute `request'.".

No.38—Schedule 2, page 82, after item 33, insert the following items:

"33A. Paragraph 528(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

33B. Paragraph 528(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

33C. Subsection 528(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.39—Schedule 2, page 82, items 34 and 35, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"34. Sections 554B and 555:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `554B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for job search allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `555.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for job search allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 528(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 528(4)).'.

35. Sections 572A and 573:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `572A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of job search allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `573.(1) If:

(a)a job search allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 528(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 528(4)).'.".

No.40—Schedule 2, page 83, item 36, proposed paragraph 609(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.41—Schedule 2, page 83, item 36, proposed paragraph 609(1)(b), omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.42—Schedule 2, page 83, after item 36, insert the following item:

"36A. Subsection 609(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

  Omit `require', substitute `request'.".

No.43—Schedule 2, page 83, after item 38, insert the following items:

"38A. Paragraph 610(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

38B. Paragraph 610(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

38C. Subsection 610(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.44—Schedule 2, pages 83 and 84, items 39 and 40, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"39. Sections 638B and 639:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `638B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for newstart allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `639.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for newstart allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 610(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 610(4)).'.

40. Sections 655A and 656:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `655A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of newstart allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `656.(1) If:

(a)a newstart allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 610(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 610(4)).'.".

No.45—Schedule 2, page 84, item 41, proposed paragraph 660XCD(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.46—Schedule 2, page 84, after item 41, insert the following item:

"41A. Paragraph 660XCD(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.47—Schedule 2, page 84, after item 43, insert the following items:

"43A. Paragraph 660XCE(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

43B. Paragraph 660XCE(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

43C. Subsection 660XCE(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.48—Schedule 2, page 84, item 44, proposed paragraph 660XCL(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.49—Schedule 2, page 84, after item 44, insert the following item:

"44A. Paragraph 660XCL(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.50—Schedule 2, page 85, after item 46, insert the following items:

"46A. Paragraph 660XCM(1)(a):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

46B. Paragraph 660XCM(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

46C. Subsection 660XCM(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.51—Schedule 2, page 85, items 47 and 48, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"47. Sections 660XDF and 660XDG:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `660XDF.(1) If a claimant for mature age allowance or mature age partner allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 660XCD(2) and (3) and 660XCL(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

Claimant for mature age allowance

  `660XDG.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for mature age allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

Claimant for mature age partner allowance

  `(2) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for mature age partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner if the partner is in Australia.

  `(3) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 660XCE(2) and (3) and 660XCM(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsections 660XCE(4) and 660XCM (4)).'.

48. Sections 660XIA and 660XIB:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `660XIA.(1) If a recipient of mature age allowance or mature age partner allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 660XCD(2) and (3) and 660XCL(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

Mature age allowance recipient

  `660XIB.(1) If:

(a)a mature age allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

Mature age partner allowance recipient

  `(2) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of mature age partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner if the partner is in Australia.

  `(3) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 660XCE(2) and (3) and 660XCM(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsections 660XCE(4) and 660XCM (4)).'.".

No.52—Schedule 2, page 86, item 49, proposed paragraph 678(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.53—Schedule 2, page 86, item 49, proposed paragraph 678(1)(b), omit "requirement", substitute "request".

No.54—Schedule 2, page 86, after item 49, insert the following item:

"49A. Subsection 678(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

  Omit `require', substitute `request'.".

No.55—Schedule 2, page 86, after item 51, insert the following items:

"51A. Paragraph 679(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

51B. Paragraph 679(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

51C. Subsection 679(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.56—Schedule 2, pages 86 and 87, items 52 and 53, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"52. Sections 704B and 705:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `704B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for sickness allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `705.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for sickness allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 679(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 679(4)).'.

53. Sections 725A and 726:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `725A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of sickness allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `726.(1) If:

(a)a sickness allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 679(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 679(4)).'.".

No.57—Schedule 2, page 87, item 54, proposed paragraph 734A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.58—Schedule 2, page 87, after item 54, insert the following item:

"54A. Paragraph 734A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.59—Schedule 2, page 87, after item 56, insert the following items:

"56A. Paragraph 734B(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

56B. Paragraph 734B(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

56C. Subsection 734B(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.60—Schedule 2, pages 87 and 88, items 57 and 58, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"57. Sections 742A and 742B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `742A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for special benefit:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A special benefit is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 734A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `742B.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for special benefit is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A special benefit is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 734B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 734B(4)).'.

58. Sections 758A and 758B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `758A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of special benefit:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A special benefit is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 734A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `758B.(1) If:

(a)a special benefit recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A special benefit is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 734B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 734B(4)).'.".

No.61—Schedule 2, page 88, item 59, proposed paragraph 849(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.62—Schedule 2, page 88, after item 59, insert the following item:

"59A. Paragraph 849(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.63—Schedule 2, page 88, after item 61, insert the following items:

"61A. Paragraph 850(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

61B. Paragraph 850(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

61C. Subsection 850(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.64—Schedule 2, pages 88 and 89, item 62, omit the item, substitute the following item:

"62. Sections 855 and 856:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant or recipient to give statement of tax file number

  `855.(1) If a claimant for, or recipient of, family payment is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the person:

(a)if the person has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the person's tax file number; or

(b)if the person does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the person's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) Family payment is not payable to a claimant or a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the person has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the person from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant or the recipient about the person's tax file number and an authority by the person to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's or the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 849(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant or recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `856.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for, or recipient of, family payment is a member of a couple; and

(b)the person's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the person to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the person's partner.

  `(2) Family payment is not payable to a claimant or a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the person has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the person from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 850(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 850(4)).'.".

No.65—Schedule 2, page 89, item 63, proposed paragraph 1039A(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.66—Schedule 2, page 89, after item 63, insert the following item:

"63A. Paragraph 1039A(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.67—Schedule 2, page 89, after item 65, insert the following items:

"65A. Paragraph 1039B(1)(b):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

65B. Paragraph 1039B(1)(c):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

65C. Subsection 1039B(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.68—Schedule 2, pages 89 and 90, items 66 and 67, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"66. Sections 1042A and 1042B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `1042A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for mobility allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 1039A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `1042B.(1) If:

(a)a claimant for mobility allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b)the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 1039B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 1039B(4)).'.

67. Sections 1053A and 1053B:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `1053A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of mobility allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 1039A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `1053B.(1) If:

(a)a mobility allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b)the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 1039B(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 1039B(4)).'.".

No.69—Schedule 2, page 90, item 68, proposed paragraph 771HD(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.70—Schedule 2, page 90, after item 68, insert the following item:

"68A. Paragraph 771HD(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.71—Schedule 2, page 91, after item 70, insert the following items:

"70A. Paragraph 771HE(1)(a):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

70B. Paragraph 771HE(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

70C. Subsection 771HE(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.72—Schedule 2, page 91, items 71 and 72, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"71. Sections 771IF and 771IG:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `771IF.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for partner allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 771HD(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `771IG.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner if the partner is in Australia.

  `(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 771HE(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 771HE(4)).'.

72. Sections 771MA and 771MB:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `771MA.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of partner allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 771HD(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `771MB.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner if the partner is in Australia.

  `(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 771HE(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 771HE(4)).'.".

No.73—Schedule 2, page 92, item 73, proposed paragraph 913(1)(a), omit "required", substitute "requested".

No.74—Schedule 2, page 92, after item 73, insert the following item:

"73A. Paragraph 913(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.75—Schedule 2, page 92, after item 75, insert the following items:

"75A. Paragraph 914(1)(a):

  Omit `required', substitute `requested'.

75B. Paragraph 914(1)(b):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.

75C. Subsection 914(4):

  Omit `requirement', substitute `request'.".

No.76—Schedule 2, pages 92 and 93, items 76 and 77, omit the items, substitute the following items:

"76. Sections 920 and 921:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file number

  `920.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for home child care allowance:

(a)if the claimant has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b)if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) A home child care allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the claimant's tax file number (see subsections 913(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `921.(1) If the partner of a claimant for home child care allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's partner.

  `(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 914(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 914(4)).'.

77. Sections 941 and 942:

  Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax file number

  `941.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of home child care allowance:

(a)if the recipient has a tax file number—to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b)if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

  (i)to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file number; and

  (ii)to give the Secretary a written statement of the recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has issued it.

  `(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the recipient's tax file number (see subsections 913(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file number

  `942.(1) If the partner of a recipient of home child care allowance is in Australia the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's partner.

  `(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a)the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b)the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to satisfy the request.

Note 1:In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax file number and an authority by the partner to the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the partner's tax file number (see subsections 914(2) and (3)).

Note 2:The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see subsection 914(4)).'.".