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Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

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                  77

Part 3—Clean energy advances for approved care organisations          79

Part 4—Clean energy supplement for approved care organisations     80

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 80

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                       82

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 82

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  84

Schedule 3—Clean energy payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act         85

Part 1—Clean energy advances                                                                              85

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             85

Part 2—Clean energy supplements and quarterly clean energy supplement           95

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             95

Part 3—Indexation                                                                                                      110

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           110

Schedule 4—Clean energy payments under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act             118

Part 1—Clean energy advances                                                                            118

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      118

Part 2—Clean energy supplements                                                                      129

Division 1—Amendments commencing on 20 March 2013                            129

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      129

Division 2—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2013                                   131

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      131

Part 3—Indexation                                                                                                      133

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      133

Schedule 5—Clean energy payments under the Farm Household Support Act 134

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                      134

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         145

Schedule 6—Low income supplement                                                                    147

Part 1—Amendment of the social security law                                            147

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         147

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          155

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                           157

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                     158

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                           158

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        158

Schedule 7—Essential medical equipment payment                                      159

Part 1—Amendment of the social security law                                            159

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         159

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          166

Part 2—Amendment of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act                         167

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           167

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                           184

Schedule 8—Single income family supplement                                                 185

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               185

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                195

Schedule 9—Aged care amendments                                                                      213

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                 213

Schedule 10—Other amendments                                                                             214

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               214

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                           214

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         216

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          218

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           220

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

B.C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

12 October 2011

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.