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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1994

Order of the day read for the consideration of the bill in committee of

the whole.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Explanatory memoranda: The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

(Senator Cook) tabled supplementary explanatory memoranda (3) relating

to the Government amendments to be moved to the bill.

On the motion of the Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley) the

following amendments, relating to net rental property loss, taken

together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

Clause 2, page 2, at end of clause, add the following subclause:

"(7) Division 11 of Part 2 commences on 1 January 1995.".

At end of Part 2, page 65, add the following Division:

"Division 11--Net rental property loss

Family payment income test and parental means test definitions

"42E. Section 10A of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by inserting the following definition in subsection (2):

""net rental property loss" has the meaning given by subsection

(15);';

(b) by adding at the end the following subsection:

Net rental property loss

"(15) The net rental property loss of a person for a tax year is:

(a) if the expenses incurred by the person on rental property

during that year exceed the person's gross rental property

income for that year--the amount by which those expenses

exceed that gross rental property income; or

(b) if the expenses incurred by the person on rental property

during that year do not exceed the person's gross rental

property income for that year--nil.'.

Benefit Rate Calculator A

"42F.(1) The Rate Calculator in section 1067 of the Principal Act is

amended:

(a) by omitting from point 1067-G12 "taxable';

(b) by omitting Note 2 to point 1067-G12 and substituting the

following Notes:

"Note 2: For "income" see point 1067-G23 below.

Note 2A: For "exempt spousal maintenance income" see section 23.';

(c) by omitting from point 1067-G13 "taxable';

(d) by omitting Note 2 to point 1067-G13 and substituting the

following Notes:

"Note 2: For "income" see point 1067-G23 below.

Note 2A: For "exempt spousal maintenance income" see section 23.';

(e) by omitting from point 1067-G14 "taxable';

(f) by omitting Note 2 to point 1067-G14 and substituting the

following Notes:

"Note 2: For "income" see point 1067-G23 below.

Note 2A: For "exempt spousal maintenance income" see section 23.';

(g) by inserting after point 1067-G22 the following point in Module

G:

Income

"1067-G23. For the purposes of points 1067-G12, 1067-G13 and

1067-G14, a person's income for a particular tax year is the sum of:

(a) the person's taxable income for that year; and

(b) the person's net rental property loss for that year.

Note 1: For "taxable income" see subsection 23(1).

Note 2: For "net rental property loss" see subsection 10A(15).'.

"(2) The amendments made by subsection (1):

(a) apply to all payments that fall due on or after 1 January 1995;

and

(b) apply to all net rental property losses whether incurred before,

on or after 1 January 1995.

Family Payment Rate Calculator

"42G.(1) The Rate Calculator in section 1069 of the Principal Act is

amended:

(a) by inserting after point 1069-H2C the following point:

"1069-H2D. For the purposes of this Module, if a person is a member

of a couple, the person's net rental property loss for a tax year

includes the net rental property loss for that year of the person's

partner.

Note: For "net rental property loss" see subsection 10A(15).';

(b) by omitting point 1069-H21 and substituting the following point:

Income

"1069-H21. For the purposes of points 1069-H13, 1069-H14, 1069-H15,

1069-H16, 1069-H17 and 1069-H19, a person's income for a particular

tax year is the sum of:

(a) the person's taxable income for that year; and

(b) the person's adjusted fringe benefits value for that year;

and

(c) the person's target foreign income for that year; and

(d) the person's net rental property loss for that year.

Note 1: For "taxable income" see subsection 23(1).

Note 2: For "adjusted fringe benefits value" see points 1069-H24

and 1069-H25.

Note 3: For "target foreign income" see subsection 10A(2).

Note 4: For "net rental property loss" see subsection 10A(15).';

(c) by omitting Step 7 from the Method Statement in point 1069-H22

and substituting the following Steps:

"

Step 6A. Work out the person's net rental property loss for that tax year.

Note: For the treatment of net rental property loss of members of a

couple see point 1069-H2D.

Step 7. Add the amounts obtained in Steps 2, 5, 6 and 6A.

The result is called the person's adjusted income.

';

(d) by adding at the end of point 1069-H22 the following Note:

"Note 3: For "net rental property loss" see subsection 10A(15).';

(e) by omitting Step 7 from the Method Statement in point 1069-H27

and substituting the following Steps:

"

Step 6A. Work out the person's net rental property loss for that tax year.

Note: For the treatment of net rental property loss of members of a

couple see point 1069-H2D.

Step 7. Add the amounts obtained in Steps 2, 5, 6 and 6A.

The result is called the person's adjusted income.

';

(f) by adding at the end of point 1069-H27 the following notes:

"Note 2: For "target foreign income" see subsection 10A(2).

Note 3: For "net rental property loss" see subsection 10A(15).'.

"(2) The amendments made by subsection (1):

(a) apply to all payments that fall due on or after 1 January 1995;

and

(b) apply to all net rental property losses whether incurred before,

on or after 1 January 1995.".

Senator Crowley moved the following amendments, relating to tax file

numbers and allocated pensions and allocated annuities, together by

leave:

Clause 2, page 2, subclause (3), line 4, omit "and 8", substitute ", 8

and 10".

Clause 5, page 9, proposed paragraph 416(1)(a), line 23, omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Clause 5, page 9, proposed paragraph 416(1)(b), line 25, omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Clause 5, page 10, proposed paragraph 417(1)(b), line 25, omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Clause 5, page 10, proposed paragraph 417(1)(c), line 27, omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Clause 5, page 11, proposed subsection 417(4), line 23, omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Clause 5, page 14, proposed sections 426 and 427, lines 3 to 32, omit

the sections, substitute the following sections:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

""426.(1) If a claimant for disability wage supplement is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 416(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"427.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for disability wage supplement is a member of a

couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 417(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 417(4)).'.".

Clause 5, line 16 (page 22) to line 14 (page 23), proposed sections 444

and 445, omit the sections, substitute the following sections:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

""444.(1) If a recipient of disability wage supplement is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient is in Australia--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 416(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"445.(1) If:

(a) a recipient of disability wage supplement is a member of a

couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A disability wage supplement is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 417(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 417(4)).'.".

Clause 34, line 34 (page 61) to line 15 (page 62), omit the clause,

substitute the following clauses:

Provision of person's tax file number

"34. Section 46A of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by omitting paragraph (1)(a) and substituting the following

paragraph:

"(a) the person is requested under section 51A or 67A:

(i) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

person's tax file number; or

(ii) to apply for a tax file number and give the Secretary a

written statement of the person's tax file number once

it has been issued; and';

(b) by omitting from paragraph (1)(b) "requirement' and substituting

"request';

(c) by omitting paragraph (3)(a) and substituting the following

paragraph:

"(a) the person's declaration states that the person has applied

for a tax file number; and';

(d) by inserting after paragraph (3)(b) the following paragraph:

"(ba) the Commissioner of Taxation has not told the Secretary

that the person has not applied for a tax file number;

and'.

Provision of partner's tax file number

"34A. Section 46B of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by omitting from paragraph (1)(b) "required' and

substituting"requested';

(b) by omitting from paragraph (1)(c) "requirement' and substituting

"request';

(c) by omitting from subsection (4) "requirement' and substituting

"request'.".

Clause 35, page 62, lines 16 to 30, omit the clause, substitute the

following clause:

Repeal and substitution of sections

"35. Sections 51A and 51B of the Principal Act are repealed and the

following sections are substituted:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"51A.(1) If a claimant for an age pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) An age pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the

period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 46A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"51B.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for an age pension is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) An age pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the

period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 46B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 46B(4)).'.".

Clause 36, line 31 (page 62) to line 7 (page 63), omit the clause,

substitute the following clause:

Repeal and substitution of sections

"36. Sections 67A and 67B of the Principal Act are repealed and the

following sections are substituted:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"67A.(1) If a recipient of an age pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) An age pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 46A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"67B.(1) If:

(a) an age pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) An age pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 46B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 46B(4)).'.".

At end of Part 2, page 65, add the following Division:

"Division 10--Allocated pensions and allocated annuities

Investment income definitions

"42A. Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by inserting the following definitions in subsection (1):

""allocated annuity" has the meaning given by subsection (8);

"allocated pension" has the meaning given by subsection (8);';

(b) by inserting after subsection (7) the following subsection:

"(8) A pension or annuity is an allocated one if either:

(a) the rate of payment of the pension or annuity; or

(b) the basis for variations in the rate of payment of the

pension or annuity;

is not fully defined in the relevant trust deed or contract.'.

Certain assets to be disregarded in calculating the value of a person's

assets

"42B. Section 1118 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in

paragraph (1)(d) "that is not an allocated pension' after "person'.

Value of annuities

"42C. Section 1119 of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by inserting after paragraph (2)(a) the following paragraph:

"(ab) an allocated annuity; or';

(b) by inserting after subsection (4) (and before the Annuity Value

Calculator) the following subsection:

"(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to an allocated annuity.

Note: For "allocated annuity" see subsection 9(8).'.

Amendment of the Social Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992

"42D. The Social Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992 is

amended:

(a) by omitting subsection 2(13);

(b) by repealing Division 19 of Part 2.".

Schedule 2, page 74, item 1, proposed paragraph 101(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 74, after item 1, insert the following item:

"1A. Paragraph 101(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 74, after item 3, insert the following items:

"3A. Paragraph 102(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

3B. Paragraph 102(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

3C. Subsection 102(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 74 and 75, items 4 and 5, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"4. Sections 111 and 112:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"111.(1) If a claimant for a disability support pension is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 101(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"112.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for a disability support pension is a member of a

couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 102(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 102(4)).'.

5. Sections 130 and 131:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"130.(1) If a recipient of a disability support pension is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 101(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"131.(1) If:

(a) a disability support pension recipient is a member of a couple;

and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A disability support pension is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 102(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 102(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 75, item 6, proposed paragraph 150A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 75, after item 6, insert the following item:

"6A. Paragraph 150A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 75, after item 8, insert the following items:

"8A. Paragraph 150B(1)(a):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

8B. Paragraph 150B(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

8C. Subsection 150B(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 75 and 76, items 9 and 10, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"9. Sections 155A and 155B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"155A.(1) If a claimant for a wife pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A wife pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the

period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 150A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"155B.(1) If the partner of a claimant for a wife pension is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to

give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the

claimant's partner.

"(2) A wife pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of the

period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 150B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 150B(4)).'.

10. Sections 171A and 171B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"171A.(1) If a recipient of a wife pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A wife pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 150A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"171B.(1) If the partner of a wife pension recipient is in Australia,

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the

recipient's partner.

"(2) A wife pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 150B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 150B(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 76, item 11, proposed paragraph 201A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 76, after item 11, insert the following item:

"11A. Paragraph 201A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 76, after item 13, insert the following items:

"13A. Paragraph 201B(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

13B. Paragraph 201B(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

13C. Subsection 201B(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 77, items 14 and 15, omit the items, substitute the

following items:

"14. Sections 206A and 206B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"206A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for a

carer pension:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A carer pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 201A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"206B.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for a carer pension is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A carer pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 201B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 201B(4)).'.

15. Sections 221A and 221B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"221A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of a

carer pension:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A carer pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 201A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"221B.(1) If:

(a) a carer pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A carer pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 201B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 201B(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 77, item 16, proposed paragraph 257A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 77, after item 16, insert the following item:

"16A. Paragraph 257A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 78, after item 18, insert the following items:

"18A. Paragraph 257B(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

18B. Paragraph 257B(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

18C. Subsection 257B(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 78 and 79, items 19 and 20, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"19. Sections 265A and 265B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"265A.(1) If a claimant for a sole parent pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 257A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"265B.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for a sole parent pension is a member of a couple;

and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 257B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 257B(4)).'.

20. Sections 283A and 283B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"283A.(1) If a recipient of a sole parent pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 257A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"283B.(1) If:

(a) a sole parent pension recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A sole parent pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 257B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 257B(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 79, item 21, proposed paragraph 320A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 79, after item 21, insert the following item:

"21A. Paragraph 320A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 79 and 80, items 24 and 25, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"24. Section 325A:

Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"325A.(1) If a claimant for a widowed person allowance is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A widowed person allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 320A(2) and (3)).'.

25. Section 340A:

Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"340A.(1) If a recipient of a widowed person allowance is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A widowed person allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 320A(2) and (3)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 80, item 26, proposed paragraph 367A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 80, after item 26, insert the following item:

"26A. Paragraph 367A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 80 and 81, items 29 and 30, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"29. Section 372A:

Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"372A.(1) If a claimant for a widow B pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A widow B pension is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 367A(2) and (3)).'.

30. Section 388A:

Repeal the section, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"388A.(1) If a recipient of a widow B pension is in Australia, the

Secretary may request but not compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A widow B pension is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 367A(2) and (3)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 81, item 31, proposed paragraph 527(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 81, item 31, proposed paragraph 527(1)(b), omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Schedule 2, page 81, after item 31, insert the following item:

"31A. Subsection 527(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

Omit "require', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 82, after item 33, insert the following items:

"33A. Paragraph 528(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

33B. Paragraph 528(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

33C. Subsection 528(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 82, items 34 and 35, omit the items, substitute the

following items:

"34. Sections 554B and 555:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"554B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for job

search allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"555.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for job search allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 528(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 528(4)).'.

35. Sections 572A and 573:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"572A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of job

search allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"573.(1) If:

(a) a job search allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A job search allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 528(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 528(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 83, item 36, proposed paragraph 609(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 83, item 36, proposed paragraph 609(1)(b), omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Schedule 2, page 83, after item 36, insert the following item:

"36A. Subsection 609(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

Omit "require', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 83, after item 38, insert the following items:

"38A. Paragraph 610(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

38B. Paragraph 610(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

38C. Subsection 610(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 83 to 84, items 39 and 40, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"39. Sections 638B and 639:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"638B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

newstart allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"639.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for newstart allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 610(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 610(4)).'.

40. Sections 655A and 656:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"655A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

newstart allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"656.(1) If:

(a) a newstart allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A newstart allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 610(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 610(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 84, item 41, proposed paragraph 660XCD(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 84, after item 41, insert the following item:

"41A. Paragraph 660XCD(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 84, after item 43, insert the following items:

"43A. Paragraph 660XCE(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

43B. Paragraph 660XCE(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

43C. Subsection 660XCE(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 84, item 44, proposed paragraph 660XCL(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 84, after item 44, insert the following item:

"44A. Paragraph 660XCL(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 85, after item 46, insert the following items:

"46A. Paragraph 660XCM(1)(a):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

46B. Paragraph 660XCM(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

46C. Subsection 660XCM(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 85, items 47 and 48, omit the items, substitute the

following items:

"47. Sections 660XDF and 660XDG:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"660XDF.(1) If a claimant for mature age allowance or mature age

partner allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not

compel the claimant:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not

payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a

request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 660XCD(2) and (3)

and 660XCL(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

Claimant for mature age allowance

"660XDG.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for mature age allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

Claimant for mature age partner allowance

"(2) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for mature

age partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the

tax file number of the claimant's partner if the partner is in

Australia.

"(3) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not

payable to a claimant if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a

request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 660XCE(2) and (3) and 660XCM(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsections 660XCE(4) and 660XCM(4)).'.

48. Sections 660XIA and 660XIB:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"660XIA.(1) If a recipient of mature age allowance or mature age

partner allowance is in Australia, the Secretary may request but not

compel the recipient:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not

payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a

request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 660XCD(2) and (3) and 660XCL(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

Mature age allowance recipient

"660XIB.(1) If:

(a) a mature age allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

Mature age partner allowance recipient

"(2) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of mature

age partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the

tax file number of the recipient's partner if the partner is in

Australia.

"(3) A mature age allowance or a mature age partner allowance is not

payable to a recipient if, at the end of the period of 28 days after a

request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 660XCE(2) and (3) and 660XCM(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsections 660XCE(4) and 660XCM(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 86, item 49, proposed paragraph 678(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 86, item 49, proposed paragraph 678(1)(b), omit

"requirement", substitute "request".

Schedule 2, page 86, after item 49, insert the following item:

"49A. Subsection 678(1) (Notes 1 and 2):

Omit "require', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 86, after item 51, insert the following items:

"51A. Paragraph 679(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

51B. Paragraph 679(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

51C. Subsection 679(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 86 and 87, items 52 and 53, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"52. Sections 704B and 705:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"704B.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

sickness allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"705.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for sickness allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 679(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 679(4)).'.

53. Sections 725A and 726:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"725A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

sickness allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"726.(1) If:

(a) a sickness allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A sickness allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 679(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 679(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 87, item 54, proposed paragraph 734A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 87, after item 54, insert the following item:

"54A. Paragraph 734A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 87, after item 56, insert the following items:

"56A. Paragraph 734B(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

56B. Paragraph 734B(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

56C. Subsection 734B(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 87 and 88, items 57 and 58, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"57. Sections 742A and 742B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"742A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

special benefit:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A special benefit is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 734A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"742B.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for special benefit is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A special benefit is not payable to a claimant if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 734B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 734B(4)).'.

58. Sections 758A and 758B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"758A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

special benefit:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A special benefit is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 734A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"758B.(1) If:

(a) a special benefit recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A special benefit is not payable to a recipient if, at the end of

the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 734B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 734B(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 88, item 59, proposed paragraph 849(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 88, after item 59, insert the following item:

"59A. Paragraph 849(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 88, after item 61, insert the following items:

"61A. Paragraph 850(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

61B. Paragraph 850(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

61C. Subsection 850(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 88 and 89, item 62, omit the item, substitute the

following item:

"62. Sections 855 and 856:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant or recipient to give statement of tax

file number

"855.(1) If a claimant for, or recipient of, family payment is in

Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the person:

(a) if the person has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the person's tax file number; or

(b) if the person does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the person's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) Family payment is not payable to a claimant or a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the person has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the person from having to satisfy

the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant or the recipient about

the person's tax file number and an authority by the person to

the Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's or the claimant's tax file

number (see subsections 849(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant or recipient to give statement of

partner's tax file number

"856.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for, or recipient of, family payment is a member of a

couple; and

(b) the person's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the person to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the person's

partner.

"(2) Family payment is not payable to a claimant or a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the person has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the person from having to satisfy

the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 850(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 850(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 89, item 63, proposed paragraph 1039A(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 89, after item 63, insert the following item:

"63A. Paragraph 1039A(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 89, after item 65, insert the following items:

"65A. Paragraph 1039B(1)(b):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

65B. Paragraph 1039B(1)(c):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

65C. Subsection 1039B(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 89 and 90, items 66 and 67, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"66. Sections 1042A and 1042B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"1042A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

mobility allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 1039A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"1042B.(1) If:

(a) a claimant for mobility allowance is a member of a couple; and

(b) the claimant's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the claimant's

partner.

"(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 1039B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 1039B(4)).'.

67. Sections 1053A and 1053B:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"1053A.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

mobility allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 1039A(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"1053B.(1) If:

(a) a mobility allowance recipient is a member of a couple; and

(b) the recipient's partner is in Australia;

the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to give the

Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the recipient's

partner.

"(2) A mobility allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 1039B(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 1039B(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 90, item 68, proposed paragraph 771HD(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 90, after item 68, insert the following item:

"68A. Paragraph 771HD(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 91, after item 70, insert the following items:

"70A. Paragraph 771HE(1)(a):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

70B. Paragraph 771HE(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

70C. Subsection 771HE(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 91, items 71 and 72, omit the items, substitute the

following items:

"71. Sections 771IF and 771IG:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"771IF.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

partner allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 771HD(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"771IG.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for

partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax

file number of the claimant's partner if the partner is in Australia.

"(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 771HE(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 771HE(4)).'.

72. Sections 771MA and 771MB:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"771MA.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

partner allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 771HD(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"771MB.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of

partner allowance to give the Secretary a written statement of the tax

file number of the recipient's partner if the partner is in Australia.

"(2) A partner allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at the end

of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 771HE(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 771HE(4)).'.".

Schedule 2, page 92, item 73, proposed paragraph 913(1)(a), omit

"required", substitute "requested".

Schedule 2, page 92, after item 73, insert the following item:

"73A. Paragraph 913(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, page 92, after item 75, insert the following items:

"75A. Paragraph 914(1)(a):

Omit "required', substitute "requested'.

75B. Paragraph 914(1)(b):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.

75C. Subsection 914(4):

Omit "requirement', substitute "request'.".

Schedule 2, pages 92 and 93, items 76 and 77, omit the items, substitute

the following items:

"76. Sections 920 and 921:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of claimant's tax file

number

"920.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a claimant for home

child care allowance:

(a) if the claimant has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the claimant's tax file number; or

(b) if the claimant does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the claimant's

tax file number after the Commissioner of Taxation has

issued it.

"(2) A home child care allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the claimant about the claimant's tax

file number and an authority by the claimant to the Commissioner

of Taxation to give the Secretary certain information about the

claimant's tax file number (see subsections 913(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request claimant to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"921.(1) If the partner of a claimant for home child care allowance is

in Australia, the Secretary may request but not compel the claimant to

give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the

claimant's partner.

"(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a claimant if, at the

end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the claimant has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the claimant from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 914(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 914(4)).'.

77. Sections 941 and 942:

Repeal the sections, substitute:

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of recipient's tax

file number

"941.(1) The Secretary may request but not compel a recipient of home

child care allowance:

(a) if the recipient has a tax file number--to give the Secretary a

written statement of the recipient's tax file number; or

(b) if the recipient does not have a tax file number:

(i) to apply to the Commissioner of Taxation for a tax file

number; and

(ii) to give the Secretary a written statement of the

recipient's tax file number after the Commissioner of

Taxation has issued it.

"(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the recipient about the recipient's

tax file number and an authority by the recipient to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the recipient's tax file number (see

subsections 913(2) and (3)).

Secretary may request recipient to give statement of partner's tax file

number

"942.(1) If the partner of a recipient of home child care allowance is

in Australia the Secretary may request but not compel the recipient to

give the Secretary a written statement of the tax file number of the

recipient's partner.

"(2) Home child care allowance is not payable to a recipient if, at

the end of the period of 28 days after a request is made:

(a) the recipient has failed to satisfy the request; and

(b) the Secretary has not exempted the recipient from having to

satisfy the request.

Note 1: In some cases the request can be satisfied by giving the

Secretary a declaration by the partner about the partner's tax

file number and an authority by the partner to the

Commissioner of Taxation to give the Secretary certain

information about the partner's tax file number (see

subsections 914(2) and (3)).

Note 2: The Secretary may waive the request in some cases (see

subsection 914(4)).'.".

Senator Patterson moved the following amendment to Senator Crowley's

proposed amendments:

Paragraph 42A(b), proposed subsection 9(8), omit the subsection,

substitute the following subsection:

"(8) A pension or annuity is an allocated one if:

(a) the pension or annuity was purchased on or after 1 July 1992;

and

(b) either:

(i) the rate of payment of the pension or annuity; or

(ii) the basis for variations in the rate of payment of the

pension or annuity;

is not fully defined in the relevant trust deed or contract.".

Senator Woodley moved the following amendment to Senator Patterson's

proposed amendment to Senator Crowley's proposed amendments:

Omit "1994", substitute "1992".

Debate ensued.

Question--That Senator Woodley's amendment to Senator Patterson's

proposed amendment be agreed to--put and passed.

Question--That Senator Patterson's amendment, as amended, to Senator

Crowley's proposed amendments be agreed to--put and passed.

Question--That the amendments, as amended, be agreed to--put and passed.

Senator Crowley moved the following amendments, relating to deferment

periods for job search allowance and newstart allowance, together by

leave:

Clause 2, page 2, after subclause (3), insert the following subclause:

"(3A) Division 8A of Part 2 commences on 4 July 1994.".

After Division 8, page 63, insert the following Division:

"Division 8A--Deferment periods for job search

allowance and newstart allowance

Schedule 2A

"39A. The Principal Act is amended as set out in Schedule 2A.".

After Schedule 2, page 93, insert the following Schedule:

"SCHEDULE 2ASection 39A

AMENDMENTS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 RELATING TO

DEFERMENT PERIODS FOR JOB SEARCH ALLOWANCE AND

NEWSTART ALLOWANCE

1. Subsection 23(1) (definition of "JSA automatic deferment provision'):

Omit "(job search allowance deferment provision)', substitute "(job

search allowance automatic deferment provision)'.

2. Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of "JSA automatic

deferment provision'):

Omit "subsection 543(3)', substitute "subsection 546C(4)'.

3. Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of "JSA

discretionary deferment provision'):

Omit "subsection 543(1)', substitute "subsection 546C(1)'.

4. Subsection 23(1) (definition of "NS allowance automatic deferment

provision'):

Omit "(newstart automatic allowance deferment provision)', substitute

"(newstart allowance automatic deferment provision)'.

5. Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (d) of the definition of "NS allowance

automatic deferment provision'):

Omit "subsection 627(3)', substitute "subsection 630C(4)'.

6. Subsection 23(1) (definition of "NS discretionary deferment

provision'):

After "NS', insert "allowance'.

7. Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of "NS

discretionary deferment provision'):

Omit "subsection 627(1)', substitute "subsection 630C(1)'.

8. Subsection 23(1):

Insert:

""activity test deferment period" means:

(a) a period worked out under section 546A in relation to the

application of a JSA automatic deferment provision included in

Subdivision E of Division 1 of Part 2.11; or

(b) a period worked out under section 630A in relation to the

application of an NS allowance automatic deferment provision

included in Subdivision F of Division 1 of Part 2.12;

and includes any period for which, as a result of the application before

4 July 1994 of an automatic deferment provision, job search allowance or

newstart allowance was not payable, being a period that commenced before

4 July 1994;

"administrative breach deferment period" means:

(a) a period worked out under section 547A in relation to the

application of a JSA automatic deferment provision included in

Subdivision F of Division 1 of Part 2.11; or

(b) a period worked out under section 631A in relation to the

application of an NS allowance automatic deferment provision

included in Subdivision G of Division 1 of Part 2.12;

but does not include any period for which, as a result of the

application before 4 July 1994 of an automatic deferment provision, job

search allowance or newstart allowance was not payable, being a period

that commenced before 4 July 1994;

"discretionary deferment provision" means:

(a) a JSA discretionary deferment provision; or

(b) an NS allowance discretionary deferment provision;'.

9. Paragraph 526(1)(i):

Omit "section 543', substitute "section 546C'.

10. Subparagraph 526(1)(j)(ii):

Omit "section 543', substitute "section 546C'.

11. Subdivision E of Division 1 of Part 2.11 (Heading):

Omit "recipient non-compliance', substitute "activity test breaches'.

12. Subsection 542(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

13. Subsections 542(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

14. Section 542:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

15. Subsection 542A(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

16. Subsections 542A(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

17. Section 542A:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

18. Subsection 542B(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

19. Subsections 542B(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

20. Section 542B:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

21. Subsection 543(4):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "administrative breach deferment

period'.

22. Subsections 543(5), (6), (7) and (8):

Omit the subsections.

23. Section 543:

(a) Renumber as section 546C and reposition at the beginning of

Subdivision F.

(b) Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 547A for the length of administrative breach

deferment periods and section 547B for the commencement of

administrativebreach deferment periods.'.

24. Subsection 544(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

25. Subsections 544(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

26. Section 544:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

27. Subsection 545(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

28. Subsections 545(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

29. Section 545:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

30. Subsection 546(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

31. Subsections 546(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

32. Section 546:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 546A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 546B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

33. After section 546:

Insert:

Activity test deferment periods

"546A.(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), if an automatic

deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to a person, the

deferment period applicable to the person is:

(a) if, at the time the provision becomes applicable, the person's

unemployment duration is less than 12 months--2 weeks; or

(b) if, at the time the provision becomes applicable, the person's

unemployment duration is 12 months or more, but is less than 18

months--4 weeks; or

(c) if, at that time, the person's unemployment duration is 18

months or more--6 weeks.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(2) Subject to subsections (3), (4) and (5), if:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more activity test deferment periods had applied to the

person within the period of 3 years before that time:

the deferment period is 6 weeks plus:

(c) in respect of a period (if any) referred to in paragraph (b) of

this subsection that was fixed under subsection (1), the number

of weeks fixed under that subsection; and

(d) in respect of each other period (if any) referred to in that

paragraph, a further 6 weeks.

Note: For "activity breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(3) If:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more administrative breach deferment periods had applied

to the person within the period of 3 years before that time;

the deferment period worked out under subsection (1) or (2) is

increased, in respect of each administrative breach deferment period,

by:

(c) if the administrative breach deferment period was worked out

under subsection 547A(1)--2 weeks; or

(d) if it was worked out under subsection 547A(2)--4 weeks; or

(e) if it was worked out under subsection 547A(3)--6 weeks.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(4) If:

(a) a period referred to in paragraph (2)(d) relates to an

application of an automatic deferment provision before 4 July

1994; and

(b) that period had been a period of 2 weeks;

the number of weeks referred to in that paragraph in respect of that

period is taken to be 2.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(5) If:

(a) a period referred to in paragraph (2)(d) relates to an

application of an automatic deferment provision before 4 July

1994; and

(b) the number of weeks in that period had been worked out under the

provision by taking into account one previous application of

that or any other automatic deferment provision;

the number of weeks referred to in that paragraph in respect of that

period is taken to be 4.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(6) A reference in subsection (1) to a person's unemployment duration

is a reference to the period during which the person has been

continuously receiving a job search allowance.

"(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a job search allowance; and

(b) ceases for a period of not longer than 6 weeks to receive the

allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period resumes receipt of the allowance;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the allowance

during that period.

"(8) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a job search allowance; and

(b) as a result of the application of an automatic deferment

provision or a discretionary deferment provision, ceases for a

period to receive the allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period resumes receipt of the allowance;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the allowance

during that period.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" and "discretionary deferment

provision" see section 23.

Commencement of activity test deferment periods

"546B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

activity test deferment period commences. That day may be before the

day of the determination.

Note: For "activity test deferment period" see section 23.

"(2) If the person to whom the period applies is subject to a waiting

period, the Secretary must not determine a day that occurs before or

during the waiting period.

Note: For "waiting period" see section 23.

"(3) A reference in subsection (2) to a waiting period includes a

reference to a liquid assets test waiting period under section 519.'.

34. Before section 547:

Insert:

"Subdivision F--Situations where allowance not payable

(administrative breaches)'.

35. Subsection 547(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "administrative breach deferment

period'.

36. Subsections 547(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

37. Section 547:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 547A for the length of administrative breach

deferment periods and section 547B for the commencement of

administrative breach deferment periods.'.

38. After section 547:

Insert:

Administrative breach deferment periods

"547A.(1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), if an automatic

deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to a person, the

deferment period applicable to the person is 2 weeks.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(2) Subject to subsection (4), if:

(a) subsection (1) applies to a person at a particular time; and

(b) on one occasion only within the period of 3 years before that

time, an administrative breach deferment period applied to the

person;

the deferment period is 6 weeks.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(3) Subject to subsection (4), if:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) an administrative breach deferment period applied to the person

on 2 or more occasions within the period of 3 years before that

time;

the deferment period is 6 weeks plus 6 weeks for each occasion referred

to in paragraph (b) after the first.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(4) If:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more activity test deferment periods had applied to the

person within the period of 3 years before that time;

the deferment period worked out under subsection (1), (2) or (3) is

increased, in respect of each activity test deferment period, by:

(c) if the activity test deferment period was worked out under

paragraph 546A(1)(a)--2 weeks; or

(d) if it was worked out under paragraph 546A(1)(b)--4 weeks; or

(e) if it was worked out under paragraph 546A(1)(c) or subsection

546A(2)--6 weeks.

Note: For "activity test deferment period" see section 23.

Commencement of administrative breach deferment periods

"547B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

administrative breach deferment period commences. That day may be

before the day of the determination.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(2) If the person to whom the period applies is subject to a waiting

period, the Secretary must not determine a day that occurs before or

during the waiting period.

Note: For "waiting period" see section 23.

"(3) A reference in subsection (2) to a waiting period includes a

reference to a liquid assets test waiting period under section 519.'.

39. Before section 548:

Insert:

"Subdivision G--Situations where allowance not payable

(other recipient non-compliance)'.

40. Paragraph 608(1)(i):

Omit "section 627', substitute "section 630C'.

41. Subparagraph 608(1)(j)(iv):

Omit "section 677', substitute "section 630C'.

42. Subparagraph 608(1)(j)(v):

After "of the person' insert "(see section 628)'.

43. Subdivision F of Division 1 of Part 2.12 (Heading):

Omit "recipient non-compliance', substitute "activity test breaches'.

44. Subsection 624(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

45. Subsections 624(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

46. Section 624:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

47. Subsection 625(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

48. Subsections 625(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

49. Section 625:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

50. Subsection 626(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

51. Subsections 626(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

52. Section 626:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

53. Subsection 627(4):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "administrative breach deferment

period'.

54. Subsections 627(5), (6), (7) and (8):

Omit the subsections.

55. Section 627:

(a) Renumber as section 630C and reposition at the beginning of

Subdivision G.

(b) Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 631A for the length of administrative breach

deferment periods and section 631B for the commencement of

administrative breach deferment periods.'.

56. Subsection 628(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

57. Subsections 628(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

58. Section 628:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

59. Subsection 629(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

60. Subsections 629(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

61. Section 629:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

62. Subsection 630(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "activity test deferment period'.

63. Subsections 630(2), (3), (4) and (5):

Omit the subsections.

64. Section 630:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 630A for the length of activity test deferment

periods and section 630B for the commencement of activity test

deferment periods.'.

65. After section 630:

Insert:

Activity test deferment periods

"630A.(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), if an automatic

deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to a person, the

deferment period applicable to the person is:

(a) if, at the time the provision becomes applicable, the person's

unemployment duration is less than 12 months--2 weeks; or

(b) if, at the time the provision becomes applicable, the person's

unemployment duration is 12 months or more, but is less than 18

months--4 weeks; or

(c) if, at that time, the person's unemployment duration is 18

months or more--6 weeks.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), if:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more activity test deferment periods had applied to the

person within the period of 3 years before that time:

the deferment period is 6 weeks plus:

(c) in respect of a period (if any) referred to in paragraph (b) of

this subsection that was fixed under subsection (1), the number

of weeks fixed under that subsection; and

(d) in respect of each other period (if any) referred to in that

paragraph, a further 6 weeks.

Note: For "activity test deferment period" see section 23.

"(3) If:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more administrative breach deferment periods had applied

to the person within the period of 3 years before that time;

the deferment period worked out under subsection (1) or (2) is

increased, in respect of each administrative breach deferment period,

by:

(c) if the administrative breach deferment period was worked out

under subsection 631A(1)--2 weeks; or

(d) if it was worked out under subsection 631A(2)--4 weeks; or

(e) if it was worked out under subsection 631A(3)--6 weeks.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(4) If:

(a) a period referred to in paragraph (2)(d) relates to an

application of an automatic deferment provision before 4 July

1994; and

(b) that period had been a period of 2 weeks;

the number of weeks referred to in that paragraph in respect of that

period is taken to be 2.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(5) If:

(a) a period referred to in paragraph (2)(d) relates to an

application of an automatic deferment provision before 4 July

1994; and

(b) the number of weeks in that period had been worked out under the

provision by taking into account one previous application of

that or any other automatic deferment provision;

the number of weeks referred to in that paragraph in respect of that

period is taken to be 4.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(6) A reference in subsection (1) to a person's unemployment duration

is a reference to the period during which the person has been

continuously receiving:

(a) a newstart allowance; or

(b) a job start allowance followed by a newstart allowance.

"(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a job search allowance; and

(b) ceases for a period of not longer than 6 weeks to receive the

allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period resumes receipt of the allowance;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the allowance

during that period.

"(8) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a job search allowance; and

(b) ceases for a period of not longer than 13 weeks to receive the

allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period starts to receive a newstart

allowance;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the newstart

allowance during that period.

"(9) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a newstart allowance; and

(b) ceases for a period of not longer than 13 weeks to receive the

allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period resumes receipt of the allowance;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the allowance

during that period.

"(10) For the purposes of subsection (6), if the person:

(a) is receiving a job search allowance or a newstart allowance; and

(b) as a result of the application of an automatic deferment

provision or a discretionary deferment provision, ceases for a

period to receive the allowance; and

(c) at the end of that period starts to receive a newstart

allowance, or resumes receipt of the newstart allowance, as the

case may be;

the person is taken to have been continuously receiving the newstart

allowance during that period.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" and "discretionary deferment

provision" see section 23.

Commencement of activity test deferment periods

"630B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

activity test deferment period commences. That day may be before the

day of the determination.

Note: For "activity test deferment period" see section 23.

"(2) If the person to whom the period applies is subject to a waiting

period, the Secretary must not determine a day that occurs before or

during the waiting period.

Note: For "waiting period" see section 23.

"(3) A reference in subsection (2) to a waiting period includes a

reference to a liquid assets test waiting period under section 598.'.

66. Before section 631:

Insert:

"Subdivision F--Situations where allowance not payable

(administrative breaches)'.

67. Subsection 631(1):

Omit "deferment period', substitute "administrative breach deferment

period'.

68. Subsections 631(3), (4), (5) and (6):

Omit the subsections.

69. Section 631:

Add at the end the following note:

"Note: See section 631A for the length of administrative breach

deferment periods and section 631B for the commencement of

administrative breach deferment periods.'.

70. After section 631:

Insert:

Administrative breach deferment periods

"631A.(1) Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), if an automatic

deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to a person, the

deferment period applicable to the person is 2 weeks.

Note: For "automatic deferment provision" see section 23.

"(2) Subject to subsection (4), if:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) on one occasion only within the period of 3 years before that

time, an administrative breach deferment period applied to the

person;

the deferment period is 6 weeks.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(3) Subject to subsection (4), if:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) an administrative breach deferment period applied to the person

on 2 or more occasions within the period of 3 years before that

time;

the deferment period is 6 weeks plus 6 weeks for each occasion referred

to in paragraph (b) after the first.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(4) If:

(a) an automatic deferment provision of this Subdivision applies to

a person at a particular time; and

(b) one or more activity test deferment periods had applied to the

person within the period of 3 years before that time;

the deferment period worked out under subsection (1), (2) or (3) is

increased, in respect of each activity test deferment period, by:

(c) if the activity test deferment period was worked out under

paragraph 630A(1)(a)--2 weeks; or

(d) if it was worked out under paragraph 630A(1)(b)--4 weeks; or

(e) if it was worked out under paragraph 630A(1)(c) or subsection

630A(2)--6 weeks.

Note: For "activity test deferment period" see section 23.

Commencement of administrative breach deferment periods

"631B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

administrative breach deferment period commences. That day may be

before the day of the determination.

Note: For "administrative breach deferment period" see section 23.

"(2) If the person to whom the period applies is subject to a waiting

period, the Secretary must not determine a day that occurs before or

during the waiting period.

Note: For "waiting period" see section 23.

"(3) A reference in subsection (2) to a waiting period includes a

reference to a liquid assets test waiting period under section 598.'.

71. Before section 632:

Insert:

"Subdivision G--Situations where allowance not payable

(other recipient non-compliance)'.

72. Subparagraph 729(2)(d)(i):

Omit "subsection 543(3) or 627(3)', substitute "subsection 546C(4) or

630C(4)'.

73. Schedule 1A:

Add at the end:

Transitional provision for job search allowance and newstart allowance

deferment periods in force on 1 July 1994

"70. If:

(a) as a result of the application before 4 July 1994 of an

automatic deferment period, a job search allowance or newstart

allowance ceased to be payable for a period commencing before 4

July 1994; and

(b) that period was still continuing immediately before 4 July 1994;

the automatic deferment provision, as in force immediately before 4 July

1994, continues to apply in relation to the period until, in accordance

with that provision, the period ceases.

Saving of job search allowance and newstart allowance deferment

determinations

"71.(1) If:

(a) before 4 July 1994, the Secretary determined under an automatic

deferment provision a day on which a deferment period was to

commence under that provision; and

(b) that day did not occur before 4 July 1994;

the Secretary's determination has effect after 4 July 1994 as if it had

been made under section 546B, 547B, 630B or 631B, whichever is

applicable.

"(2) For the purposes of the operation of subclause (1), subsection

546B(2), 547B(2), 630B(2) or 631B(2), as the case requires, is taken

not to apply.'.".

Senator Woodley moved the following amendment to Senator Crowley's

proposed amendments:

Proposed subclause 2(3A), omit "4 July 1994", substitute "1 July 1995".

Debate ensued.

Question--That Senator Woodley's amendment to Senator Crowley's proposed

amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 10

Bell Bourne (Teller) Chamarette Coulter Harradine Kernot Lees Margetts Spindler Woodley

NOES, 46

Baume Beahan Boswell Brownhill Burns Calvert Carr Chapman Childs Coates Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Ferguson Foreman Forshaw Gibson Herron Hill Jones Knowles Loosley Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran McKiernan Murphy Neal O'Chee Parer Patterson Reid (Teller) Reynolds Schacht Sherry Short Tambling Teague Troeth Vanstone West Woods Zakharov

Question negatived.

Senator Woodley moved the following amendments to Senator Crowley's

proposed amendments together by leave:

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 8, definition of "activity test deferment

period", omit "4 July 1994" (twice occurring), substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 8, definition of "administrative breach

deferment period", omit "4 July 1994" (twice occurring), substitute "1

July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 33, paragraph 546A(4)(a), omit "4 July 1994",

substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 33, paragraph 546A(5)(a), omit "4 July 1994",

substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 65, paragraph 630A(4)(a), omit "4 July 1994",

substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 65, paragraph 630A(5)(a), omit "4 July 1994",

substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 73, clause 70, omit "4 July 1994" (wherever

occurring), substitute "1 July 1995".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 73, subclause 71(1), omit "4 July 1994"

(wherever occurring), substitute "1 July 1995".

Debate ensued.

Question--That Senator Woodley's amendments to Senator Crowley's

proposed amendments be agreed to--put and negatived.

Senator Woodley moved the following amendments to Senator Crowley's

proposed amendments together by leave:

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 33, subsection 546B(1), omit the subsection,

substitute the following subsections:

""546B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

activity test deferment period commences.

"(1A) An activity test deferment period may not commence before the

day the person to whom the period applies:

(a) has been notified in writing of the determination; and

(b) following receipt of that notice, has received two instalments

of job search allowance as if no determination had been made.".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 38, subsection 547B(1), omit the subsection,

substitute the following subsections:

""547B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

administrative breach deferment period commences.

"(1A) An administrative breach deferment period may not commence

before the day the person to whom the period applies:

(a) has been notified in writing of the determination; and

(b) following receipt of that notice, has received two instalments

of job search allowance as if no determination had been made.".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 65, subsection 630B(1), omit the subsection,

substitute the following subsections:

""630B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

activity test deferment period commences.

"(1A) An activity test deferment period may not commence before the

day the person to whom the period applies:

(a) has been notified in writing of the determination; and

(b) following receipt of that notice, has received two instalments

of newstart allowance as if no determination had been made.".

Proposed Schedule 2A, item 70, subsection 631B(1), omit the subsection,

substitute the following subsections:

""631B.(1) The Secretary may determine in writing the day on which an

administrative breach deferment period commences.

"(1A) An administrative breach deferment period may not commence

before the day the person to whom the period applies:

(a) has been notified in writing of the determination; and

(b) following receipt of that notice, has received two instalments

of newstart allowance as if no determination had been made.".

Debate ensued.

Senator Patterson moved--That further consideration of Senator Woodley's

amendments be postponed.

Question put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Lees the following amendment was debated and

agreed to:

After clause 4, page 3, insert the following clauses:

Qualification for Disability Support Pension

"4A. Section 94 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after

subsection (1) the following subsections:

"(1A) Despite subsection (1) and subparagraph 96(1)(b)(iv), if a

person claims disability support pension within 28 days of last being

paid disability wage supplement, the person is qualified for the

pension and section 116 does not apply to the person.

"(1B) If:

(a) a person is qualified for disability support pension under

subsection (1A); and

(b) the Secretary determines under section 114 that the person's

claim is to be granted;

the person is qualified for disability support pension after the making

of the determination if:

(c) the person has a physical, intellectual or psychiatric

impairment; and

(d) the person's impairment is of 20% or more under the Impairment

Tables; and

(e) the person has a continuing inability to work.

Note: The Secretary may require a DSP recipient to attend a medical

examination pursuant to section 105 of the Act.'.

Commencement day for disability support pension

"4B. Section 100 of the Principal Act is amended:

(a) by omitting from subsection (1) "Subject to subsections (2)' and

substituting "Subject to subsections (1A), (2)';

(b) by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

"(1A) If a person claims disability support pension within 28 days

of last being paid a disability wage supplement the person's

provisionalcommencement day is the day after the last payment of

disability wage supplement.'.".

At 12.45 p.m.: The Acting Deputy President (Senator

Crichton-Browne)resumed the Chair and the Temporary Chairman of

Committees (Senator Herron) reported progress.