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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2010

Schedule 4 Notification of cessation of operation of approved child care services


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

1  Subsection 219M(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Obligation to notify Secretary

             (1)  If a person who operates an approved child care service decides to cease operating the service, the operator must, in the manner provided for in subsection (2), notify the Secretary of that decision:

                     (a)  unless paragraph (b) applies—at least 42 days before the operator ceases to operate the service; or

                     (b)  if the operator decides to cease operating the service:

                              (i)  to avoid being in breach of a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                             (ii)  due to circumstances beyond the operator’s control;

                            as soon as possible after that decision.

Note:          This is a civil penalty provision. Part 8C provides for pecuniary penalties for breaches of civil penalty provisions.

Note:       The heading to section 219M is altered by omitting “ intends ” and substituting “ decides ”.

2  Paragraph 219M(4)(a)

Omit “intention”, substitute “decision”.

3  Paragraph 219M(4)(b)

Omit “intended cessation of the service”, substitute “decision”.

4  Paragraph 219M(6)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  within:

                              (i)  if paragraph (1)(a) applies—7 days after the day on which the request was given; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the period specified in the request.

5  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to decisions made on or after the commencement of this Schedule.