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Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill 2007

Schedule 7 Portability of family tax benefit

   

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

1  At the end of section 63A

Add:

             (4)  The Secretary may extend the 13 week period referred to in subsection 62(2) if the Secretary is satisfied that the individual mentioned in that subsection is unable to return to Australia within that period because the individual is:

                     (a)  deployed outside Australia as a member of the Defence Force, under conditions specified in a determination made under the Defence Act 1903 that relates to such deployment; or

                     (b)  deployed outside Australia, for the purpose of capacity-building or peacekeeping functions, as:

                              (i)  a member or a special member of the Australian Federal Police; or

                             (ii)  a protective service officer within the meaning of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

2  Application of item 1

The amendment made by item 1 of this Schedule applies in relation to an individual whose deployment outside Australia, as mentioned in subsection 63A(4) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 (as added by that item), starts on or after the day that item commences.

3  Clause 38D of Schedule 1 (table heading)

Omit “or 3”.