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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, social security, student assistance, veterans’ entitlements, paid parental leave, child support, gambling and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Encouraging responsible gambling                                                 4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

National Gambling Reform Act 2012                                                                       4

Part 2—Repeal of Acts                                                                                                 8

National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012                         8

National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012                         8

Schedule 2—Continuing income management as part of Cape York welfare reform     9

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              9

Schedule 3—Family tax benefit and eligibility rules                                        10

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 10

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  14

Schedule 4—Period of Australian working life residence                            16

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           16

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999                                         18

Schedule 5—Interest charge                                                                                           22

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   22

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           22

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    29

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             36

Schedule 6—Student start-up loans                                                                           38

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             38

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             39

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           40

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            64

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                    70

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          96

Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983               99

Schedule 7—Paid parental leave                                                                                102

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 102

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               102

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                           109

Schedule 8—Pension bonus scheme                                                                         110

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         110

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           111

Schedule 9—Indexation                                                                                                   113

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               113

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011        114

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               114

Schedule 10—Reduction of period for temporary absence from Australia            115

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               115

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act                           117

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               117

Schedule 11—Extending the deeming rules to account-based income streams     120

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 120

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         120

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           125

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                             130

Schedule 12—Other amendments                                                                             132

Part 1—Repayment of financial supplement through taxation system 132

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                       132

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         132

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                  133

Division 2—Application provision                                                                         134

Part 2—Time periods and FTB reconciliation conditions                        135

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                135

Part 3—Protection of amounts under National Disability Insurance Scheme       141

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013                                               141

Part 4—Use of tax file numbers                                                                           143

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                143

Part 5—Child support amendments                                                                    145

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                   145

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                    147

Part 6—Other amendments                                                                                     150

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               150

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                152

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, social security, student assistance, veterans’ entitlements, paid parental leave, child support, gambling and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 .

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.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedules 3, 4 and 5

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

4.  Schedule 6

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 5 to this Act.

1 January 2014

5.  Schedules 7, 8 and 9

1 March 2014.

1 March 2014

6.  Schedule 10

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

7.  Schedule 11

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

8.  Schedule 12, Parts 1 to 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 12, Part 5

The seventh day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 12, Part 6

Immediately after the commencement of Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2A to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 .

1 March 2014

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.