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

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance and child support, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Child support amendments                                                                 4

Part 1—Interim periods                                                                                                 4

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   4

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     19

Part 2—Amended tax assessments                                                                       35

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     35

Part 3—Child support agreements                                                                         40

Division 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                      40

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     40

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               42

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     42

Part 4—Overpayments                                                                                                50

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         50

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  50

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     50

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      51

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         67

Division 3—Date of effect rules                                                                               68

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     68

Schedule 2—Family tax benefit amendments                                                      72

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                    72

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 72

Part 2—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  73

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 73

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  80



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance and child support, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2017 .

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

Provisions

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, Parts 1 and 2

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2018; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 3, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3, Division 2

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2018; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 4, Divisions 1 and 2

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2018; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 1, Part 4, Division 3

The later of:

(a) the start of 1 July 2018; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 2, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.