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Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2018


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Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 to: extend the interim period that applies for recently-established court-ordered care arrangements; and provide incentives for the person with increased care to take reasonable action to participate in family dispute resolution where a care dispute relates to an older court order, a parenting plan or a written agreement; Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 to: allow the Child Support Registrar to take into account an amended tax assessment in an administrative assessment of child support in certain circumstances; allow courts to set aside child support agreements made before 1 July 2008; and allow all child support agreements to be set aside without having to go to court if certain circumstances change; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to: align the methods for recovery of a child support overpayment from a payee with the methods for recovering a child support debt from a payer; provide that all backdated reductions to a child support assessment collected will be recoverable; and insert new backdating provisions for retrospectively creating a child support overpayment or underpayment due to a change of circumstances; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide that an individual will have their FTB Part A daily rate reduced by approximately $2.02 per day if their child does not meet the health check requirements under the Healthy Start for School initiative before their fifth birthday or if they do not comply with the immunisation requirements for their child; and allow the secretary to require that requests for certain exemptions from the immunisation requirements be made in a particular form and manner, contain any information and be accompanied by any documents required by the secretary.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/09/17  
Second reading moved 14/09/17  
Second reading debate 12/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/18  
Consideration in detail debate 12/02/18 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/18  
Second reading moved 13/02/18  
Second reading debate 08/05/18  
Second reading agreed to 08/05/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/05/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/05/18  
Third reading agreed to 09/05/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 09/05/18  
Assent 22/05/18 Act no: 36 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to 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 GJ153]

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 8397]
PRATT, Sen Louise

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  • Opposition [sheet 8425]
PRATT, Sen Louise

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes