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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2011


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



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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to provide that only Australian residents qualify for disability support pensions; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide that leave payments are included when calculating income concessions; provide that the work bonus rules apply to couples who receive separate income support payments from different agencies; and respond to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report Building trust: Supporting families through Disability Trusts by reducing the work capacity and trust purpose requirements for special disability trusts; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that students studying overseas full-time are treated for family tax benefit purposes similarly to full-time students studying in Australia; and Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make minor and technical amendments.

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 20/10/10  
Second reading moved 20/10/10  
Second reading debate 18/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 18/11/10  
Consideration in detail debate 18/11/10 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/11/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/10  
Second reading moved 22/11/10  
Second reading debate 23/03/11  
Second reading debate 10/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 10/05/11 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/05/11  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 10/05/11  
Consideration of Senate message 11/05/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/05/11  
Assent 26/05/11 Act no.: 34 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BM390]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7050]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BM387 revised]

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  • Government [sheet BM387]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (28/10/2010): Schedules 2 and 3 of bill referred to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/11/2010)
  • Referred to Committee (28/10/2010): Schedule 4 of bill referred to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (9/2/11)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )