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Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011


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

Summary

Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide for: the payment of lump sum clean energy advances and clean energy supplements to certain pensioners, veterans, self-funded retirees and families; and the clean energy supplement to be indexed by the Consumer Price Index; Farm Household Support Act 1992 and Social Security Act 1991 to provide for the payment of the lump sum clean energy advances to recipients of the exceptional circumstances relief payment; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to provide for an annual lump sum low income supplement; Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide for an annual indexed payment of $140 to certain households requiring essential medical equipment; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide an annual payment of up to $300 for certain single income families; and Aged Care Act 1997 to increase the standard resident contribution received by aged care homes by approximately $3.50 per week per resident. Also makes consequential 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 13/09/11  
Second reading moved 13/09/11  
Second reading debate 14/09/11  
Second reading debate 15/09/11  
Second reading debate 19/09/11  
Second reading debate 20/09/11  
Second reading debate 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 11/10/11  
Second reading agreed to 11/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 11/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 12/10/11 Amendment details: 22 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/10/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/10/11  
Second reading moved 12/10/11  
Second reading debate 31/10/11  
Second reading debate 01/11/11  
Second reading debate 02/11/11  
Second reading debate 03/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 08/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 08/11/11  
Assent 29/11/11 Act no.: 141 of 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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BV238]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/09/2011): Joint Select Commitee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation
  • Committee report (07/10/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )