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Assistance for Carers Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance for Carers Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Family and Community Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 and other Acts, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Carer payment                                                                                            3

Part 1—Amendment of the Social Security Act                                              3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Part 2—Technical amendments of the income tax law commencing on 1 July 1997        43

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             43

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             44

Part 3—Amendments of the income tax law relating to carer payment for disabled children     45

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             45

Part 4—Amendments of the income tax law relating to carer payment for disabled adult and dependent child                                                                                                                    47

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             47

Schedule 2—Carer allowance                                                                                        49

Part 1—Amendments to include new carer allowance Part in the Social Security Act    49

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           49

Part 2—Consequential amendments of the Social Security Act            89

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           89

Part 3—Consequential amendments of the National Health Act          96

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         96

Part 4—Consequential amendments of the income tax Acts                   98

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             98

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             98

Part 5—Consequential amendments of other Acts                                     101

Child Care Payments Act 1997                                                                              101

Childcare Rebate Act 1993                                                                                    101

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     101

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                         103

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                    103

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           103

Schedule 3—Transitional provisions relating to carer payment and carer allowance      105

Part 1—Transitional provisions relating to the Social Security Act    105

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         105

Part 2—Transitional provisions relating to the National Health Act 111

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 and other Acts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Assistance for Carers Legislation Amendment Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  The following provisions:

                     (a)  Parts 1 and 4 of Schedule 1;

                     (b)  Schedule 2 (other than items 1 and 3);

                     (c)  Schedule 3 (other than item 1);

commence immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Payment Processing Legislation Amendment (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements) Act 1998 .

Note:          Schedule 1 to the Payment Processing Legislation Amendment (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements) Act 1998 commences on 1 July 1999.

             (3)  Part 2 of Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced immediately after Schedule 1 to the Tax Law Improvement Act 1997 .

Note:          Schedule 1 to the Tax Law Improvement Act 1997 commenced on 1 July 1997, immediately after the commencement of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

             (4)  Part 3 of Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced on 1 July 1998.

             (5)  Items 1 and 3 of Schedule 2 commence immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1.

3   Schedule (s)

                   Subject to section 2, 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.