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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012


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 extend permanently the income test exemption for the Western Australian Country Age Pension Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme; seven Acts to reduce from 13 to 6 weeks the length of time individuals can spend overseas while continuing to receive certain income support payments and family payments; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 and Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 to remove eligibility for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A for people over 18 years of age unless they are in full-time secondary study; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to provide that the rate of FTB Part A for a child is not restricted to the base child rate due to privately collecting less than the full child support entitlement; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 to allow a person’s percentage of care for child support and FTB purposes to be based on the actual care of the child immediately in special circumstances; the Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 and Social Security Act 1991 to clarify the eligibility of a group of low-income families to the clean energy low income supplement; and the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 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 24/05/12  
Second reading moved 24/05/12  
Second reading debate 29/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 29/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 26/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 26/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 26/06/12  
Assent 29/06/12 Act no.: 98 - 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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/05/2012): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )