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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Child Support Measures) Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Social Services


Amends the: Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to: enable the Child Support Registrar to use existing employer withholding mechanisms to collect deductible liabilities where a person’s child support liability has ended but they have outstanding child support and related debts; allow the registrar to refuse to issue a departure authorisation certificate where a security is offered unless satisfied that the person will make suitable arrangements to pay their outstanding liabilities; and provide the registrar with an additional method for working out a person’s taxable income for a particular year where they are satisfied that the person is not required to lodge a tax return.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/23  
Second reading moved 29/03/23  
Second reading debate 09/05/23  
Second reading debate 10/05/23  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/23  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/23  
Introduced and read a first time 10/05/23  
Second reading moved 10/05/23  
Second reading debate 15/06/23  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/23  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/23  
Finally passed both Houses 15/06/23  
Assent 23/06/23 Act no: 27 - Year: 2023

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/05/2023): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 8 of 2023
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/05/2023): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2023
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)