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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to specify that a provider is eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (child wellbeing) in respect of certain prescribed classes of children, such as foster children; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to extend the backdating of ACCS (child wellbeing) certificates and determinations from the current period of 28 days to up to 13 weeks in prescribed exceptional circumstances; extend the period from 13 weeks to up to 12 months in which an ACCS (wellbeing) determination can be made for certain prescribed classes of children, such as children on a long term child protection order, including those in foster care; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: correct minor technical drafting errors; and modify how child care subsidy (CCS) entitlements are reviewed when an individual, who is a member of a couple for some but not all of the CCS fortnights in an income year, meets the CCS reconciliation conditions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/02/20  
Second reading moved 26/02/20  
Second reading debate 12/06/20  
Second reading debate 24/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 24/08/20  
Consideration in detail debate 24/08/20 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/08/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/20  
Second reading moved 25/08/20  
Second reading debate 26/08/20  
Second reading debate 27/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 27/08/20  
Third reading agreed to 27/08/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 27/08/20  
Assent 07/09/20 Act no: 84 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet RS113]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (02/04/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)