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Family and Community Services and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2003 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2003


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Family and Community Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to exclude from income tests any payments for national socialist persecution; Excise Act 1901, Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986, Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Products Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to allow access by Centrelink to new data sources relating to taxation; Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 to allow access by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency to new data sources relating to financial transactions; Social Security Act 1991, Migration Act 1958 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the operation of the Assurance of Support Scheme; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to allow payments to be suspended if recipients temporarily travelling overseas do not notify Centrelink of their departure; Social Security Act 1991 to allow full recovery of any overpayments as a result of a foreign pension lump sum payment in arrears; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to reduce the allowable period of temporary overseas absences for certain payments from 26 weeks to 13 weeks. Also makes minor technical corrections, including to the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Act 2003 and the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Act 2002, and contains application and transitional provisions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Third reading agreed to 01/02/03  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/03  
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/03  
Second reading moved 18/09/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/10/03  
Second reading moved 08/10/03  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/03  
Third reading agreed to 25/11/03  
     
Assent 05/12/03 Act no.: 122 - Year: 2003
     

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

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Notes