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Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013


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 and Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 to reduce the amount of baby bonus for second and subsequent children to $3000; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to provide that family tax benefit continues until the end of the calendar year that a child completes secondary school; the Social Security Act 1991 to extend the double orphan pension qualification period for students completing study; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: replace the baby bonus from 1 March 2014 with: an increase to the family tax benefit Part A payment of $2000 for a family’s first child and $1000 for second and subsequent children; and a stillborn baby payment; reduce to one year the claim period for family assistance lump sum claims; provide that certain students who are unable to attend school due to special circumstances are still eligible to receive the schoolkids bonus; enable certain clean energy supplement arrears to be paid straight away; and provide that a member of a couple is entitled to a clean energy advance top-up in certain situations; five Acts to clarify that the baby bonus is only paid at around the time a child first enters a person’s care; the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to: enable a person to count previous paid parental leave towards satisfying the work test for the purposes of a new claim; and set out how paid parental leave applies to dad and partner pay claims made in prescribed circumstances; the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify that customers who end payment on a quarterly basis of clean energy supplement, pension supplement or seniors supplement do not have to wait to be paid arrears; and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make consequential 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 13/02/13  
Second reading moved 13/02/13  
Second reading debate 12/03/13  
Second reading debate 29/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 29/05/13  
Consideration in detail debate 29/05/13 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 27/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/06/13  
Assent 27/06/13 Act no.: 70 - Year: 2013
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BM391]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (28/02/2013): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/03/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (28/02/2013): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/03/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )