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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to establish a $150,000 limit on primary earner income for family tax benefit Part B and related tax offsets; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the baby bonus to: introduce a means test; provide for instalment payment; change the indexation date to 1 July each year; and extend the eligibility to certain adopted children; Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide for the collection of tax file numbers as part of a new compliance regime for the seniors health card; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for a person to enter into a voluntary income management agreement; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to increase the eligible age for partner service pension to qualifying age; and five Acts in relation to: child support reforms; family assistance; and technical amendments relating to family tax benefits and social security.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/05/08  
Second reading moved 29/05/08  
Second reading debate 05/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 05/06/08  
Consideration in detail debate 05/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 05/06/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 24/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/06/08 Amendment details: 4 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 25/06/08 Details: House made Senate requested amendment
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 25/06/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 25/06/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1,2,3,6 and 7 and disagreed to Senate amendments 4 and 5
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 26/06/08 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 4 and 5
     
Assent 30/06/08 Act no.: 63 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5503 Revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet PD342]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5508]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedules of the request by the Senate for an amendment and the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (18/06/2008): Senate Finance and Public Administration
  • Committee report (24/06/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )