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


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to expand eligiblity for the seniors’ work bonus to pensioners; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to increase family assistance by up to $4200 a year for families with teenagers undertaking full-time secondary study or a vocational education equivalent; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to enable eligible baby bonus claimants to access a larger portion of the baby bonus upfront from 1 July 2011; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to ensure that annuity payments made from the Thalidomide Australia Fixed Trust are not taken into account as income; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to income management arrangements.

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 10/02/11  
Second reading moved 10/02/11  
Second reading debate 21/03/11  
Second reading debate 22/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 22/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/03/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/03/11  
Second reading moved 23/03/11  
Second reading debate 15/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/06/11  
Assent 27/06/11 Act no.: 50 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

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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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes