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Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012


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, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: replace the maternity immunisation allowance by making payment of the family tax benefit (FTB) Part A supplement conditional on a child meeting the immunisation requirements; pause the indexation of baby bonus for three years from 1 July 2012 and reset the amount of baby bonus to $5000 per child from 1 September 2012; and prevent an individual from being entitled to FTB as fortnightly instalments on the basis of estimated income in certain circumstances; Social Security Act 1991 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to give certain carer allowance recipients, who care for a disabled adult, access to bereavement payments on the death of the care receiver; Social Security Act 1991 to allow access to carer supplement for those carers whose rate of payment is reduced to nil because of employment income received in the fortnight covering 1 July in any given year; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to make 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 15/02/12  
Second reading moved 15/02/12  
Second reading debate 29/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 29/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/03/12  
Second reading moved 01/03/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 09/05/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 09/05/12  
Assent 26/05/12 Act no.: 49 - Year: 2012
     

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
  • Independent [sheet 7231]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes