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Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements, military rehabilitation and compensation, farm household support and aged care, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Clean energy payments under the social security law         5

Part 1—Clean energy advances                                                                                5

Division 1—Main amendment                                                                                   5

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               15

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           15

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            18

Part 2—Clean energy supplement                                                                          19

Division 1—Supplement payable from 20 March 2013                                     19

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           19

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            30

Division 2—Supplement payable from 1 January 2014                                     30

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           30

Part 3—Quarterly clean energy supplement                                                     37

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               37

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           37

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            38

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               39

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           39

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            40

Part 4—Indexation                                                                                                        41

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           41

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                       47

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           47

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            50

Schedule 2—Clean energy payments under the family assistance law 52

Part 1—Clean energy advances for individuals                                              52

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 52

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  61

Part 2—Clean energy supplement for individuals                                         66

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 66

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  76

Part 3—Clean energy advances for approved care organisations          78

Part 4—Clean energy supplement for approved care organisations     79

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 79

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                       81

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 81

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  83

Schedule 3—Clean energy payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act         84

Part 1—Clean energy advances                                                                              84

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             84

Part 2—Clean energy supplements and quarterly clean energy supplement           94

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             94

Part 3—Indexation                                                                                                      109

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           109

Schedule 4—Clean energy payments under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act             117

Part 1—Clean energy advances                                                                            117

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      117

Part 2—Clean energy supplements                                                                      128

Division 1—Amendments commencing on 20 March 2013                            128

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      128

Division 2—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2013                                   130

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      130

Part 3—Indexation                                                                                                      132

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      132

Schedule 5—Clean energy payments under the Farm Household Support Act 133

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                      133

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         144

Schedule 6—Low income supplement                                                                    146

Part 1—Amendment of the social security law                                            146

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         146

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          154

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                           156

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                     157

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                           157

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        157

Schedule 7—Essential medical equipment payment                                      158

Part 1—Amendment of the social security law                                            158

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         158

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          165

Part 2—Amendment of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act                         166

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           166

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                           183

Schedule 8—Single income family supplement                                                 184

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               184

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                194

Schedule 9—Aged care amendments                                                                      212

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                 212

Schedule 10—Other amendments                                                                             213

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               213

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                           213

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         215

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          217

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           219

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements, military rehabilitation and compensation, farm household support and aged care, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

14 May 2012 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 1

20 March 2013 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2

1 January 2014 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Parts 3, 4 and 5

20 March 2013 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

6.  Schedule 2

14 May 2012 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

7.  Schedule 3, Part 1

14 May 2012.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

8.  Schedule 3, Parts 2 and 3

20 March 2013.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

9.  Schedule 4, Part 1

14 May 2012.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

10.  Schedule 4, Part 2, Division 1

20 March 2013.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

11.  Schedule 4, Part 2, Division 2

1 July 2013.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

12.  Schedule 4, Part 3

1 July 2013.

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

13.  Schedule 5

14 May 2012 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

14.  Schedule 6

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

15.  Schedule 7

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 14.

 

16.  Schedule 8

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

 

17.  Schedule 9

1 July 2012 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

18.  Schedule 10

14 May 2012 .

However, if section 3 of the Clean Energy Act 2011 does not commence before 14 May 2012, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.