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FAMILY ASSISTANCE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (CHILD CARE BUDGET MEASURES) BILL 2010

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

On the motion of Senator Hanson-Young the following amendment was debated and agreed to:

 Page 3 (after line 27), at the end of the bill, add:

  

Schedule 2—Periodic payments of child care rebate

 

Part 1—Amendments

 

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 19990

 1 Subdivision A of Division 4A of Part 4 (heading)

  Repeal the heading, substitute:

 

Subdivision A—Child care rebate for a CCR period

 2 Bulk amendments

  The provisions listed in the table are amended by omitting "quarter" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CCR period".

1Subsection 57EA(1)

2Subparagraph 57EA(1)(a)(ii)

3Section 84AA

4Method statement in section 84AA (each of steps 1 to 5)

5Section 84AC


6Paragraph 84AC(a)

Note 1: The heading to section 57EA is altered by omitting "quarter " and substituting "CCR period ".

Note 2: The heading to section 84AA is altered by omitting "quarter " and substituting "CCR period ".

 

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 19990

 3 Subsection 3(1) (after the definition of CCB %)

  Insert:

   CCR period has the meaning given by section 65EAD.

 4 Subdivision AA of Division 4AA of Part 3 (heading)

  Repeal the heading, substitute:

 

Subdivision AA—Periodic payments of child care rebate

 5 At the end of Subdivision AA of Division 4AA of Part 3

  Add:

 

65EAD Meaning of CCR period

  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the CCR period for an individual in respect of a child is a fortnight.

  (2) The Secretary may determine, on application by an individual in the prescribed form, that the CCR period for the individual in respect of a child is a quarter.

  (3) A determination under subsection (2) remains in force until the Secretary determines otherwise.

 6 Paragraph 66(2)(ab)

  Omit "quarterly", substitute "periodic".

 7 Bulk amendments

  The provisions listed in the table are amended by omitting "quarter" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CCR period".

1Paragraphs 65EAA(1)(a) and (b)

2Subsection 65EAA(1)

3Subsection 65EAB(1)

4Paragraphs 65EAB(2)(a) and (b)

5Paragraphs 65EAB(3)(a) and (b)

6Subsection 65EAB(3)

7Paragraph 65EAC(1)(a)

8Subsection 65EF(2A)

9Paragraph 65EF(2B)(c)

10Paragraph 66(2)(ab)

11Paragraph 104(da)

12Paragraph 108(2)(db)

13Paragraph 175(a)


14Paragraph 175AA(a)

15Paragraph 224(1)(ca)

Note 1: The heading to section 65EAA is altered by omitting "quarterly " and substituting "periodic ".

Note 2: The heading to subsection 65EAA(1) is altered by omitting "quarterly " and substituting "periodic ".

Note 3: The heading to section 65EAB is altered by omitting "quarterly " and substituting "periodic ".

Note 4: The heading to section 65EAC is altered by omitting "quarterly " and substituting "periodic ".

Note 5: The heading to section 175AA is altered by omitting "quarter " and substituting "period ".

 

Part 2—Application and transitional

 8 Application

  The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to care provided by an approved child care service to a child on or after 1 July 2010.

 9 Transitional

  The regulations may provide that the provisions of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 apply in a modified form for the purpose of the transition from a regime of quarterly payments to a regime of periodic payments (fortnightly, by default) as provided for by the amendments in this Schedule.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Bishop) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Employment Participation (Senator Arbib) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.