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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the maternity immunisation allowance to: restructure payment of the allowance; extend eligibility to certain adopted children; and modify the rules for determining entitlement; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the partner service pension to: cease eligibility for partners who are separated but not divorced from their veteran spouse and who have not reached pension age; and set the eligibility age for partners of veterans in receipt of certain pensions; and Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to amend the child support formula in relation to percentage of care, Social Security Appeals Tribunal decisions, departure from assessments, terminating events, minimum annual rates, overseas liabilities and crediting prescribed payments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/08  
Second reading moved 18/09/08  
Second reading debate 24/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 25/09/08  
Third reading agreed to 25/09/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/08  
Second reading moved 25/09/08  
Second reading debate 01/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/08 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 01/12/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 02/12/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 02/12/08  
Assent 09/12/08 Act no.: 143 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet PF517]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5670]
SCULLION, Sen Nigel

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (18/09/2008): Senate Community Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (10/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )