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Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


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

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to: lower the maximum child age of eligibility for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A from 24 to 21 years of age from 1 January 2012; and pause indexation for the: higher income free area for FTB Part A; FTB Part B income limit; and baby bonus income limit; Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to extend the commencement date for indexation of the paid parental leave income limit; Social Security Act 1991 to require people to test their future work capacity by participating in training or work-related activities in order to qualify for the disability support pension; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable income management to continue in the Cape York area for another 12 months; and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to clarify that the Public Works Committee Act 1969 does not apply to Aboriginal Land Trusts.

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 02/06/11  
Second reading moved 02/06/11  
Second reading debate 22/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/11  
Second reading moved 22/06/11  
Second reading debate 23/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 23/06/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/06/11  
Assent 28/06/11 Act no.: 52 - Year: 2011
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7104]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/06/2011): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/06/2011)
  • Referred to Committee (02/06/2011): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (14/06/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )