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Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, social security, veterans’ entitlements and paid parental leave, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Reduction of baby bonus from 1 July 2013                              5

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   5

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    6

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012                         8

Schedule 2—Family tax benefit and double orphan pension                       9

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   9

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             9

Schedule 2A—Replacement of baby bonus from 1 March 2014             11

Part 1—Newborn supplement for Part A rate of family tax benefit    11

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 11

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  19

Part 2—Stillborn baby payment                                                                              21

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 21

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  26

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             33

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 33

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            34

Part 3—Counting previous PPL period etc. for work test                        36

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 36

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                             38

Schedule 2B—Time periods                                                                                            41

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   41

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 41

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  44

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               56

Schedule 3—Other amendments                                                                                  57

Part 1—Schoolkids bonus                                                                                          57

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 57

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  63

Part 2—Entrusted to care                                                                                           65

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 65

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  65

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008                                                                                        66

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 66

Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Act 2010                           68

Part 3—Family assistance clean energy payments                                         69

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 69

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  70

Part 4—Social security and veterans’ entitlements supplements           71

Division 1—Instalments of quarterly supplements                                              71

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            71

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             73

Division 2—Interactions with quarterly clean energy supplement                    75

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           75

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            76

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             77

Division 3—Other minimum daily rate amendments                                          78

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            78

Part 5—Dad and partner pay                                                                                   79

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 79

 



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

29 May 2013

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, social security, veterans’ entitlements and paid parental leave, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Family Assistance 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.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 3B

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

3.  Schedule 1, items 4 to 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, items 7 and 8

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

5.  Schedule 1, item 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 1, item 11

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

7.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 3

Immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 2 to the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2011 .

1 January 2012

8.  Schedule 2, items 4 and 5

1 January 2012.

1 January 2012

9.  Schedule 2, items 6 and 7

1 January 2013.

1 January 2013

9A.  Schedule 2A, Parts 1 and 2

1 March 2014.

1 March 2014

9B.  Schedule 2A, Part 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9C.  Schedule 2A, item 67

1 March 2014.

1 March 2014

9D.  Schedule 2A, item 68

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9E.  Schedule 2B, items 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9F.  Schedule 2B, items 3 and 4

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 3.

 

9G.  Schedule 2B, items 5 to 58

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Sc hedule 3, Parts 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 3, items 58 and 59

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

12.  Schedule 3, items 60 to 62

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 3, items 63 to 67

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

14.  Schedule 3, Part 4, Division 1

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 .

 

15.  Schedule 3, Part 4, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of Part 5 of Schedule 1 to the Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 .

20 March 2013

16.  Schedule 3, Part 4, Division 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

17.  Schedule 3, Part 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.