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Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for the payment of a one-off $950 bonus to: eligible students returning to study or training in 2009 and certain other income support recipients; and farmers and farm-related small business owners receiving exceptional circumstances related income support payments; Social Security Act 1991 to: reduce the qualification period for the education entry payment from 12 months to four weeks of continuous receipt of income support payments; and provide for an education entry payment supplement of $950 to those eligible for the education entry payment; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide for the payment of a one-off $950 per child bonus to families eligible for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A and certain children who receive a carer payment or disability support pension; and provide for a single income family bonus payment of $950 for families entitled to the FTB Part B. Also: enables the establishment of administrative schemes to provide bonus payments in circumstances where the statutory regime does not produce an appropriate result; and makes further consequential amendments to four other Acts.

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 04/02/09  
Second reading moved 04/02/09  
Second reading debate 04/02/09
(after midnight)
 
Second reading agreed to 04/02/09
(after midnight)
 
Third reading agreed to 04/02/09
(after midnight)
 
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 10/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 11/02/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/02/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/02/09 Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
Third reading negatived 12/02/09  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet QC294]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (05/02/2009): Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Committee report (10/02/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees