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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2010


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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2009



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

Summary

Amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to enable three additional parcels of land in the Northern Territory to be granted to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: enable people in Cape York who receive age pension or carer payments to have their payments income managed; and make changes to the treatment of residual balances when a person again become subject to income management, or dies; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the administrative functions of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal; Social Security Act 1991 to clarify that a gift that has been returned does not have to be assessed as a deprived asset for the purposes of the social security assets test; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify the requirements for an individual to pass the control test in relation to a controlled private trust; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to require notification within 26 weeks to be given when a child for whom baby bonus is paid leaves an individual’s care. Also makes minor and technical amendments to five 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 25/11/09  
Second reading moved 25/11/09  
Second reading debate 22/02/10  
Second reading agreed to 22/02/10  
Third reading agreed to 22/02/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/02/10  
Second reading moved 24/02/10  
Second reading debate 15/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 15/03/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/03/10  
Third reading agreed to 15/03/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/03/10  
Assent 13/04/10 Act no.: 38 of 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 6085]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/11/2009): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (10/03/2010)
  • Committee report (16/03/2010): Correction to report
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )