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Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other Budget Measures) Bill 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other Budget Measures) Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security and veterans’ entitlements, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—2008 one-off payments to older Australians                              4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              7

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               7

Part 2—Related amendments                                                                                  12

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             12

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             12

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           14

Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007                                                                                                                              15

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments to Increase Assistance for Older Australians and Carers and Other Measures) Act 2006                                     15

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             15

Schedule 2—Administrative schemes for 2008 one-off payments to older Australians   17

Schedule 3—2008 one-off payments to carers                                                     19

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        19

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           19

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            25

Part 2—Related amendments                                                                                  28

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             28

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             28

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           31

Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007                                                                                                                              35

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments to Increase Assistance for Older Australians and Carers and Other Measures) Act 2006                                     36

Social Security Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments for Carers) Act 2005              36

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             36

Schedule 4—Administrative scheme for 2008 one-off payments to carers              37

Schedule 5—Non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences      38

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        38

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           38

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            41

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             41

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008                                                                          44

Division 1—Amendments if the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 receives the Royal Assent on the same day or earlier                   44

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             44

Division 2—Amendments if the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 does not receive the Royal Assent on the same day or earlier    44

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             44

Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008                 44

Part 3—Application                                                                                                      46

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security and veterans’ entitlements, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other Budget Measures) Act 2008 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Part 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 6.

 

6.  Schedule 3, Part 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 5, Part 1

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

9.  Schedule 5, Part 2, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of item 38 of Schedule 2 to the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 does not receive the Royal Assent on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 5, item 23

1 July 2008.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 receives the Royal Assent on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 5, item 24

Immediately before the commencement of section 2 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (2007 Election Commitments) Act 2008 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if that Act receives the Royal Assent on or before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 5, Part 3

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.