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Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2]


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

Summary

Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999 to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds.

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 22/10/09  
Second reading moved 22/10/09  
Second reading debate 28/10/09  
Second reading debate 29/10/09  
Second reading debate 16/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 16/11/09  
Third reading agreed to 16/11/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/11/09  
Second reading moved 18/11/09  
Second reading debate 18/11/09  
Second reading debate 19/11/09  
Second reading debate 23/11/09  
Second reading debate 24/11/09  
Second reading debate 25/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 26/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 30/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/09 Amendment details: 43 Government agreed to
Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 02/12/09 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading negatived 02/12/09  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading (House of Representatives)

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  • First reading (Senate)

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet CJ229]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes