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Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003

 

No. 64, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend certain Acts relating to superannuation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

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

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Superannuation Act 1976                              4

Part 1—Amendments relating to the scope and administration of the Act   4

Part 2—Amendments relating to marital status of deceased retirement pensioner        20

Part 3—Reduced age retirement and early retirement benefits and increased benefits to spouse or orphans   34

Part 4—Payment into fund of amounts held in other superannuation funds or payable under superannuation arrangements                                                                                                    50

Part 5—Amendments relating to powers of Reconsideration Advisory Committees 58

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   59

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Superannuation Act 1990                            67

Part 2—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   67

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Rules for the Administration of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme                                                                                                                             71

Schedule 5—Amendment of other Acts                                                                     88

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           88

Law Officers Act 1964                                                                                                88

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995                               88

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                88



 

 

Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003

No. 64, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend certain Acts relating to superannuation, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 30 June 2003 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

30 June 2003

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 July 2003

1 July 2003

3.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 to 5 and item 174

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

4.  Schedule 1, item 175

1 July 1995

1 July 1995

5.  Schedule 1, item 176

27 June 1997

27 June 1997

6.  Schedule 1, items 177 to 181

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

7.  Schedule 1, item 182

27 June 1997

27 June 1997

8.  Schedule 1, item 183

1 July 1995

1 July 1995

9.  Schedule 1, items 184 and 185

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

10.  Schedule 1, items 186 and 187

1 July 1995

1 July 1995

11.  Schedule 1, items 188 to 192

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

12.  Schedule 1, item 193

18 December 1992

18 December 1992

13.  Schedule 1, item 194

27 June 1997

27 June 1997

14.  Schedule 1, items 195 to 204

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

16.  Schedule 2, item 8

1 July 1995

1 July 1995

17.  Schedule 2, items 9 to 13

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

18.  Schedule 2, item 14

1 July 1995

1 July 1995

19.  Schedule 2, items 15 to 17

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

20.  Schedule 3

27 June 1997

27 June 1997

21.  Schedule 5, items 1 and 2

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

22.  Schedule 5, items 3 to 6

23 June 1995

23 June 1995

23.  Schedule 5, item 7

The day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

1 July 2003

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

             (1)  Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The Rules for the Administration of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme contained in the Schedule to the Trust Deed (within the meaning of the Superannuation Act 1990 ) are amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in Schedule 3 to this Act, and any other item in Schedule 3 to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

Schedule 1 Amendment of the Superannuation Act 1976

Part 1 Amendments relating to the scope and administration of the Act

2  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

AWOTE means full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings for all persons in Australia.

3  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (ea) of the definition of eligible employee )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                    (ea)  a person to whom section 14A of this Act as previously in force applied immediately before that section was repealed;

4  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (eb) of the definition of eligible employee )

Insert:

                    (ec)  a person included in a class of persons declared by the Minister to be eligible employees for the purposes of this Act;

5  Subsection 3(1) (definition of eligible employee )

Omit “, other than paragraph (ea),”.

6  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (j) of the definition of eligible employee )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (i)  a person who, immediately before the commencement of this paragraph, was included in a class of persons that, under the regulations in force at that time, were not eligible employees for the purposes of this Act; or

                      (j)  a person included in a class of persons declared by the Minister not to be eligible employees for the purposes of this Act; or

7  Subsection 3(1) (definition of preservation fund )

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsections 3(1A) and (1B)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

       (1AA)  The regulations may make provision for modifying this Act, or a provision of this Act specified in the regulations, in the application of this Act or that provision to and in relation to a person to whom paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee applies or has applied or to and in relation to a prescribed class of persons to whom that paragraph applies or has applied.

          (1A)  A declaration made for the purposes of paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection (1) may be expressed to have taken effect from and including a day specified in the declaration, being a day earlier than the day on which the declaration is signed but, subject to subsection (1B), not earlier than 12 months before the day on which the declaration is signed.

Note:          The day of effect may be a day earlier than the day on which paragraph (ec) commenced (see subsection (1BC)).

          (1B)  If, before a declaration is made for the purposes of paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection (1), contributions were accepted from, or in respect of, a person to whom the declaration applies, the declaration may be expressed to have taken effect from and including the earliest day on which contributions were so accepted.

Note:          The day of effect may be a day earlier than the day on which paragraph (ec) commenced (see subsection (1BC)).

        (1BA)  A declaration made for the purposes of paragraph (j) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection (1) may be expressed to have taken effect from and including a day specified in the declaration, being a day earlier than the day on which the declaration is signed but not earlier than 1 July 2003, if, and only if, there is no person to whom the declaration applies:

                     (a)  who was treated as an eligible employee on or after the specified day; or

                     (b)  from, or in respect of, whom contributions were accepted on or after the specified day.

        (1BB)  A declaration that is expressed, in accordance with subsection (1A), (1B) or (1BA), to have taken effect from and including a day earlier than the day on which the declaration was signed, is taken to have had effect accordingly.

        (1BC)  To remove any doubt, a declaration made for the purposes of paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection (1) may be expressed, to the extent permitted under subsection (1A) or (1B), to have taken effect from and including a day (the effective day ) earlier than the day on which that paragraph commenced. If a declaration is so expressed, it is taken to have had, before the day on which that paragraph commenced, the effect that the declaration would have had if that paragraph had been in force from and including the effective day.

        (1BD)  A declaration made for the purposes of paragraph (ec) or (j) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection (1) is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

11  Section 3B

Repeal the section.

16  Subsection 5(2)

Omit “subsections (3), (3A), (3B) and (3C)”, substitute “subsections (3) to (3E)”.

17  After subsection 5(3)

Insert:

       (3AA)  Despite subsections (1), (2) and (3), an eligible employee and his or her designated employer may agree that a particular annual rate is to be the employee’s annual rate of salary for the purposes of the application of this Act on a particular day and, if such an agreement is made, the agreed rate is taken to be the employee’s annual rate of salary on that day.

18  Subsections 5(3A), (3B) and (3C)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

          (3A)  If, at the time (the later time ) immediately before a person ceased or last ceased to be an eligible employee, the person was entitled to partial invalidity pension under section 77 or 78, the annual rate of salary payable to the person at the later time is to be worked out, for the purposes of this Act other than sections 77 and 78, under subsections (3B) to (3E).

          (3B)  If the person’s entitlement arose under section 77, the annual rate of salary payable to the person at the later time is taken to be the amount per annum that would have been the person’s final annual rate of salary at the time (the earlier time ) that was the occasion on which the person ceased or last ceased to be an eligible employee before the person’s entitlement arose.

          (3C)  If the person’s entitlement arose under section 78, the annual rate of salary payable to the person at the later time is taken to be the amount per annum that would, if the person had ceased to be an eligible employee on the day immediately before the day on which the person’s entitlement arose, have been the person’s final annual rate of salary at the time (the earlier time ) that would have been the occasion of the person’s so ceasing to be an eligible employee.

          (3D)  However, if:

                     (a)  the Australian Statistician has published, at or before the later time, an estimate or successive estimates of the change or changes (expressed as a percentage or percentages) in AWOTE in respect of the period between the relevant earlier time and the later time; and

                     (b)  the estimate or estimates show an overall increase (expressed as a percentage) in those earnings over that period, or over the part of that period in respect of which the estimate or estimates were published;

the annual rate of salary payable to the person at the later time is taken to be the annual rate of salary worked out under subsection (3B) or (3C), as the case requires, increased by that percentage.

           (3E)  If, at any time, whether before or after the commencement of this subsection, the Australian Statistician has published or publishes for a particular period an estimate of a change (including an estimate that no change has occurred) in AWOTE in substitution for an estimate of such a change for that period previously published by the Australian Statistician, the publication of the later estimate is to be disregarded for the purposes of this section.

19  Section 14A

Repeal the section.

20  Saving of modifications in force under section 14A of the Superannuation Act 1976

(1)        Despite the repeal of section 14A of the Superannuation Act 1976 effected by item 19, the modifications of that Act made by regulations in force under subsection (3) of that section immediately before the repeal continue to apply in relation to people to whom those modifications applied at that time.

(2)        The power to make regulations conferred by section 168 of the Superannuation Act 1976 extends to making provision for additions to, variations of, or omissions from, any modifications that are continued in force by subitem (1), but the regulations may only make such provision to the extent that the additions, variations or omissions could have been made under section 14A if that section had not been repealed.

21  Subparagraph 47(1)(b)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  his or her annual rate of salary had been increased during the period by the same percentage as any overall percentage increase in AWOTE that occurred over the period (being an overall percentage increase worked out from estimates of changes in AWOTE in respect of the period published by the Australian Statistician, other than estimates published in substitution for earlier estimates);

22  Subsection 47(1)

Omit all the words from and including “For the purposes of subparagraph (b)(ii)”.

23  Subparagraph 47(3)(d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  his or her annual rate of salary had been increased during the period by the same percentage as any overall percentage increase in AWOTE that occurred over the period (being an overall percentage increase worked out from estimates of changes in AWOTE in respect of the period published by the Australian Statistician, other than estimates published in substitution for earlier estimates);

24  Subsection 47(3)

Omit all the words from and including “For the purposes of subparagraph (d)(ii)”.

25  Application

The amendments made by items 21 to 24 apply only in respect of an anniversary of an eligible employee’s birth that occurs after 30 June 2003, and the Superannuation Act 1976 as in force immediately before the commencement of those amendments continues to apply in respect of anniversaries that occurred on or before that date as if the amendments had not been made.

26  Section 48

Repeal the section, substitute:

48   Supplementary contributions

                   An eligible employee may, on any contribution day, pay a supplementary contribution of such amount as the employee determines.

27  At the end of subsection 51(1)

Add:

             ; and (d)  where the period of leave of absence starts after 30 June 2003—the person’s designated employer has stopped making payments to the Commonwealth in respect of benefits that become payable under this Act to or in respect of the person.

28  Paragraph 51(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

29  Application

(1)        The amendments made by items 27 and 28 apply only in respect of periods of leave of absence beginning on or after 1 July 2003 and, despite the amendments, section 51 of the Superannuation Act 1976 as in force immediately before the commencement of those amendments continues to apply in respect of periods of leave of absence beginning before that date as if the amendments had not been made.

(2)        If a person was granted leave of absence before 1 July 2003 for a period (the relevant period ) beginning before that date but ending on or after that date, the reference in subitem (1) to periods of leave of absence beginning before that date:

                     (a)  includes a reference to the part of the relevant period that occurs on or after that date; but

                     (b)  does not include a reference to the period of any extension of the relevant period that is granted on or after that date.

30  Paragraphs 62(2C)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  to have an amount equal to the lump sum benefit mentioned in subsection (2B) treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly; or

                     (b)  to payment of an amount equal to the amount of the person’s accumulated contributions and to have an amount equal to the balance of the lump sum benefit mentioned in subsection (2B) treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

31  Subsections 62B(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  If a benefit is payable to a person under subsection 62(2), the portion of that benefit worked out under whichever of subsections (3) and (4) of this section applies is to be treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

32  Subsection 73A(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of relevant maximum rate )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  75% of the amount per annum worked out by increasing the final annual rate of salary of the pensioner by the same percentage as any overall percentage increase in AWOTE that occurred during the period since the pensioner ceased to be an eligible employee (being an overall increase worked out from estimates of changes in AWOTE in respect of the period published by the Australian Statistician, other than estimates published in substitution for earlier estimates).

33  Application

The amendment made by item 32 applies only in respect of a period after 30 June 2003 and, despite the amendment, subsection 73A(1) of the Superannuation Act 1976 as in force immediately before the commencement of that amendment continues to apply in respect of periods occurring on or before that date as if the amendment had not been made.

34  Section 110D

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Board, in accordance with a method of calculation notified to the Board by the Minister,”.

35  Subsections 110R(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2) and section 110S, if a productivity benefit becomes payable in respect of a person, the benefit is to be treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  the productivity benefit has become payable because of any of the following:

                              (i)  the person ceased to be an eligible employee on or after reaching the age of 60 years;

                             (ii)  if the person has reached the age of 55 years—the person is taken, under subsection 58(2), to have retired voluntarily;

                            (iii)  if the person has reached the age of 55 years and has not made an election under section 137—the person is taken, under subsection 58(3), or under section 58A or 58B, to have retired involuntarily;

                            (iv)  the person retired on the ground of invalidity; and

                     (b)  the person is entitled to receive an additional age retirement pension or an additional early retirement pension; and

                     (c)  the person has not made an election under section 64 to commute his or her pension into a lump sum benefit;

the person may elect to have applied, for the provision of additional age retirement pension or additional early retirement pension, so much of the productivity benefit as will not result in the base amount within the meaning of section 57, 57AA, 61 or 61AB (whichever is applicable) being greater than the maximum amount within the meaning of section 57, 57AA, 61 or 61AB (whichever is applicable).

36  Subsections 110R(4) to (9)

Repeal the subsections.

37  Subsection 110SB(1) (at the end of the definition of other vested benefit )

Add:

                   ; (d)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX—the amount equal to that benefit.

38  Sections 110SG, 110SH and 110SJ

Repeal the sections, substitute:

110SG   Payment of top-up benefit

                   If top-up benefit becomes payable in respect of a person, the Board must:

                     (a)  subject to paragraph (b)—treat the benefit as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and deal with it accordingly; or

                     (b)  if the person has died:

                              (i)  pay the benefit to his or her legal personal representative; or

                             (ii)  if no legal personal representative can be found—pay the benefit to any individual or individuals that the Board determines.

39  After paragraph 110TA(1)(c)

Insert:

               and (d)  any benefit that is, or is about to become, payable in respect of the person under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX;

40  Paragraph 110TC(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the following subparagraphs applied in respect of the period starting on the day when the person became a person mentioned in subsection 110TC(1) and ending on the day immediately before the day on which the benefit became payable:

                              (i)  in respect of so much of the period as occurred before 1 July 2003—account were taken of any generally-applying increase (including an increase resulting from the process of work-place bargaining) in annual rate of salary that would have occurred had the person continued to be an eligible employee and continued to occupy the office or position in respect of which the person’s final annual rate of salary was calculated, other than an excluded increase;

                             (ii)  in respect of so much of the period as occurred on or after 1 July 2003—the person’s annual rate of salary had been increased by the same percentage as any overall percentage increase in AWOTE that occurred over the period (being an overall percentage increase worked out from estimates of changes in AWOTE in respect of the period published by the Australian Statistician, other than estimates published in substitution for earlier estimates).

41  Paragraph 110TD(b)

After “and VIAB”, insert “and Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

Note:       The heading to section 110TD is omitted and replaced by “ Application of Parts VI, VIA and VIAB and Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX in relation to postponed benefits ”.

42  After paragraph 110TF(f)

Insert:

               and (g)  the benefit (if any) payable in respect of the deceased person under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX;

43  Paragraph 110TG(1)(a)

Omit “or Part VIA or VIAB”, substitute “, Part VI or VIAB or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

44  Subsection 111A(2)

Omit all the words after “lump sum,”, substitute “the benefit is to be treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly”.

45  After paragraph 111(2)(ba)

Insert:

             and (bb)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX—that benefit;

46  Paragraph 126A(3)(c)

After “Part VIAB”, insert “or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

47  After the heading to Division 2 of Part IX

Insert:

Subdivision A Transfer values

48  At the end of Division 2 of Part IX

Add:

Subdivision B Transferred amounts

130A   Transferred amounts

                   In this Subdivision:

transferred amount , in relation to a person, means:

                     (a)  an amount paid to or in respect of the person after 30 June 2003 by a superannuation entity, other than an amount paid because of the person’s physical or mental incapacity to perform his or her duties; or

                     (b)  an amount paid to or in respect of the person after 30 June 2003 that is an eligible termination payment for the purposes of Subdivision AA of Division 2 of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ; or

                     (c)  an amount paid to or in respect of the person in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 upon the cessation of his or her employment;

but does not include an amount paid to the Board as a result of an election referred to in paragraph 128(1)(b).

130B   Transferred amount may be paid to Board

             (1)  An eligible employee who, whether before or after becoming an eligible employee, receives a transferred amount may pay an amount equal to the transferred amount to the Board.

             (2)  The Board is to pay into the Fund any transferred amounts received by it.

130C   Person’s entitlement to benefit

                   If an amount has been paid into the Fund under section 130B in respect of a person, the person is entitled to a benefit under this Subdivision if another benefit to which the person is entitled under this Act becomes payable.

130D   Amount of benefit

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the amount of the benefit payable in respect of a person under this Subdivision is the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the total amount that was paid into the Fund in respect of the person under section 130B; and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts in the nature of income tax relevant to that amount; and

                     (b)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (a).

             (2)  If the person’s surcharge debt account is in debit when the benefit becomes payable to the person, the benefit to which the person is entitled is equal to the difference between:

                     (a)  the benefit to which the person would be entitled if this subsection did not apply to the person; and

                     (b)  the person’s surcharge deduction amount.

130E   Payment of benefit to spouse etc.

             (1)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  Part VI applies;

then:

                     (c)  if the person is survived by a spouse—the benefit is payable to the spouse; or

                     (d)  if orphan benefit is payable to an eligible child or eligible children—the benefit is payable to:

                              (i)  the eligible child or eligible children; or

                             (ii)  if the orphan benefit is payable under section 115 to another person or other persons—that person or those persons.

             (2)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  a deferred benefit by way of spouse’s benefit is payable in respect of the person;

the benefit under this Subdivision is payable to the spouse.

             (3)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  a deferred benefit by way of orphan benefit is payable in respect of the person;

the benefit under this Subdivision is payable to:

                     (c)  the eligible child or eligible children entitled to the deferred benefit; or

                     (d)  if the deferred benefit is payable under section 115 to another person or other persons—that person or those persons.

130F   Payment of benefit to personal representatives etc.

                   If:

                     (a)  because of a person’s death, a benefit is payable in respect of a person under this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  the person is not survived by any spouse; and

                     (c)  there is no surviving child of the person or no surviving child of the person who could be at any time an eligible child of the person;

the benefit is payable to the person’s legal personal representative or, if no legal personal representative can be found, to any individual or individuals that the Board determines.

49  Subsection 134(1)

Omit “subsection (5)”, substitute “subsections (4A) and (5)”.

50  After subsection 134(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  An agreement may not be made under subsection (1) after 30 June 2003.

51  At the end of section 134

Add:

           (10)  If the Board is satisfied that an eligible superannuation scheme that has ceased to exist was, upon so ceasing to exist, replaced by another superannuation scheme, the Board may determine that the other scheme is an eligible superannuation scheme for the purposes of this Division.

52  At the end of subsection 135(1)

Add:

             ; and (e)  the amount of benefit (if any) payable in respect of the person under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX.

53  Subparagraph 136(2)(b)(iii)

Omit “if an event mentioned in subsection 139AA(2) has not happened in relation to the person”, substitute “if, under the SIS Act, the benefit referred to in section 139AA is not to be paid in cash to the person”.

54  Subparagraph 136(2)(b)(iv)

Omit “if such an event has happened in relation to the person before the day on which the deferred benefit becomes payable, or happens on that day”, substitute “if, under the SIS Act, that benefit is to be paid in cash to the person”.

55  Section 139AA

Repeal the section, substitute:

139AA   Deferral of benefit

                   If, under subsection 138(2), deferred benefits applicable in respect of a person become payable on the day immediately following a date selected under paragraph (c) of that subsection, that part of the deferred benefits that consists of an amount equal to the person’s accumulated employer contributions is to be treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

56  Subparagraph 140(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or Part VIA, VIAA, VIAB or VID”, substitute “, Part VIA, VIAA, VIAB or VID or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

57  Sub-subparagraph 140(2)(a)(ii)(A)

Omit “or Part VIA or VIAB”, substitute “, Part VIA or VIAB or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

58  Sub-subparagraph 140(2)(a)(ii)(B)

Omit “or Part VIA, VIAB or VID”, substitute “, Part VIA, VIAB or VID or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

59  Paragraph 168(15)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  for the purposes of subsection 3(1AA);

60  Paragraph 240(1)(a)

After “Part VIAB”, add “or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX”.

61  Paragraph 246(b)

After “110SQ”, insert “or 130E”.



 

Part 2 Amendments relating to marital status of deceased retirement pensioner

62  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of eligible child )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  is a child of the deceased person; and

63  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

late short-term marital relationship , in relation to a deceased retirement pensioner, means a marital relationship between the pensioner and his or her spouse that began:

                     (a)  less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death; and

                     (b)  after the pensioner became a retirement pensioner and had reached the age of 60 years.

Note:          For marital relationship see section 8A and for spouse see section 8B.

64  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of partially dependent child )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  who is a child (other than an eligible child) of the deceased person; and

65  Subsection 8B(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, a person is a spouse who survives a deceased person if the person had a marital relationship with the deceased person at the time of the death of the deceased person (the death ).

66  Paragraph 8B(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

67  Section 9

Repeal the section.

68  Subsection 93(1)

Before “entitled”, insert “, subject to section 95A,”.

69  Subsection 93(2)

Before “entitled”, insert “, subject to section 96AA,”.

70  After subsection 94(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If the spouse of the deceased pensioner had a late short-term marital relationship with the pensioner, spouse’s standard pension is payable to the spouse at the rate applicable under section 96AB.

71  Before subsection 95(2)

Insert:

          (1B)  If the spouse of the deceased pensioner had a late short-term marital relationship with the pensioner, spouse’s additional pension is payable to the spouse at the rate applicable under section 96AB.

72  After section 95

Insert:

95A   Lump sum instead of spouse’s standard pension etc.

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the annual rate at which spouse’s standard pension is payable to a person under subsection 94(2A); or

                     (b)  if the person is entitled to spouse’s additional pension under subsection 95(1B)—the combined annual rate of the spouse’s standard pension and the spouse’s additional pension payable to the person;

is less than the annual rate determined in writing by the Board for the purposes of this section, the person may, not later than 3 months after the pension or pensions become payable, by notice in writing to the Board, elect to commute the pension or pensions into a lump sum benefit payable to him or her.

             (2)  If the person makes the election, there is payable to the person, instead of spouse’s standard pension, or spouse’s standard pension and spouse’s additional pension (as the case may be), a lump sum of an amount determined in writing by the Board after consultation with an actuary.

73  Subsection 96(1)

After “is” (last occurring), insert “, subject to subsection (2A),”.

74  After subsection 96(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If the spouse of the deceased pensioner had a late short-term marital relationship with the pensioner, spouse’s pension is payable to the spouse at the rate applicable under section 96AB.

75  After section 96

Insert:

96AA   Lump sum instead of spouse’s pension

             (1)  If the annual rate at which spouse’s pension is payable to a person under subsection 96(2A) is less than the annual rate determined in writing by the Board for the purposes of this section, the person may, not later than 3 months after the pension becomes payable, by notice in writing to the Board, elect to commute that pension into a lump sum benefit payable to him or her.

             (2)  If the person makes the election, there is payable to the person, instead of spouse’s pension, a lump sum of an amount determined in writing by the Board after consultation with an actuary.

76  At the end of Division 3 of Part VI

Add:

96AB   Rate applicable for purposes of certain provisions

             (1)  If, at any time:

                     (a)  spouse’s standard pension under subsection 94(2A); or

                     (b)  spouse’s additional pension under subsection 95(1B); or

                     (c)  spouse’s pension under subsection 96(2A);

is payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner, then, for the purposes of whichever of those subsections is applicable, the applicable rate is:

                     (d)  if paragraph (e) does not apply—the rate worked out by using the formula:

                     (e)  if at that time there is one or more than one eligible child who became a child of the pensioner:

                              (i)  before the pensioner became a retirement pensioner or turned 60; or

                             (ii)  at least 3 years before the pensioner died;

                            —such rate, being a rate higher than the rate worked out under paragraph (d) but less than the basic rate of pension, as the Board determines to be fair and equitable in all the circumstances of the case.

             (2)  In subsection (1):

basic rate of pension means the annual rate at which, apart from subsection (1), spouse’s standard pension, spouse’s additional pension or spouse’s pension (as the case requires) would be payable to the spouse at that time.

relevant period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the day on which the marital relationship between the deceased pensioner and his or her spouse began; and

                     (b)  ending on the day on which the pensioner died.

77  Subsection 96B(1)

After “subsection (3)”, insert “and section 96BA”.

Note:       The heading to section 96B is altered by adding at the end “ —general ”.

78  At the end of Division 3A of Part VI

Add:

96BA  Extra spouse’s pension—special case

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the spouse of a deceased pensioner had a late short-term marital relationship with the pensioner; and

                     (b)  apart from this section, the spouse of the deceased pensioner would, at any time, be entitled to extra spouse’s pension under subsection 96B(2) or (6);

the annual rate of that pension at that time is:

                     (c)  if paragraph (d) does not apply—the amount worked out by using the formula:

                     (d)  if at that time there is one or more than one eligible child or partially dependent child who became a child of the pensioner:

                              (i)  before the pensioner became a retirement pensioner or turned 60; or

                             (ii)  at least 3 years before the pensioner died;

                            —such rate, being a rate higher than the rate worked out under paragraph (c) but less than the basic rate of pension, as the Board determines to be fair and equitable in all the circumstances of the case.

             (2)  In subsection (1):

basic rate of pension means the annual rate at which, apart from subsection (1), extra spouse’s pension would be payable to the person.

relevant period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the day on which the marital relationship between the deceased pensioner and his or her spouse began; and

                     (b)  ending on the day on which the pensioner died.

96BB   Lump sum instead of extra spouse’s pension

                   If:

                     (a)  instead of a pension under Division 3 of this Part, a lump sum benefit is payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner under section 95A or 96AA; and

                     (b)  had the pension been payable to the spouse, extra spouse’s pension would be payable to him or her under section 96B;

there is payable to the spouse, instead of that extra spouse’s pension, a lump sum of an amount determined in writing by the Board after consultation with an actuary.

79  Subsection 105(1)

After “then,”, insert “subject to section 108A,”.

80  Subsection 106(1)

After “then,”, insert “subject to section 108A,”.

81  Subsection 107(1)

After “then,”, insert “subject to section 108A,”.

82  Subsection 108(1)

After “then,”, insert “subject to section 108A,”.

83  After section 108

Insert:

108A   Orphan benefit reduced if deceased pensioner had marital relationship of less than 3 years etc.

             (1)  This section applies to the eligible child or eligible children of a deceased retirement pensioner if the child, or at least one of the children, is a child of the pensioner because of a late short-term marital relationship between the pensioner and his or her spouse.

             (2)  This section also applies to the eligible child or eligible children of a deceased retirement pensioner if:

                     (a)  the child, or at least one of the children, became a child of the pensioner only because he or she was an adopted child, foster child or ward of the pensioner; and

                     (b)  he or she had been such an adopted child, foster child or ward for a period of less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death.

             (3)  Orphan pension is payable in respect of a person or persons to whom this section applies only in accordance with this section.

             (4)  If, apart from this section, orphan pension would at any time be payable under section 105, 106, 107 or 108 in respect of a person or persons to whom this section applies, the annual rate of that pension at that time is:

                     (a)  if paragraph (b) does not apply—the amount worked out by using the formula:

                     (b)  if at that time there is one or more than one eligible child who is not a child referred to in subsection (1) or (2)—such rate, being a rate higher than the rate worked out under paragraph (a) but less than the basic rate of pension, as the Board determines to be fair and equitable in all the circumstances of the case.

             (5)  In subsection (4):

basic rate of pension means the annual rate at which, apart from this section, orphan pension would be payable at that time in respect of the person under subsection 105(2), 106(2), 107(2) or 108(2).

relevant period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the day on which:

                              (i)  the marital relationship between the deceased pensioner and his or her spouse began; or

                             (ii)  the child, or one of the children, first became an adopted child, foster child or ward of the pensioner; and

                     (b)  ending on the day on which the pensioner died.

84  Paragraph 109AB(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the deceased person was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner and had had a marital relationship that had begun:

                              (i)  before he or she had become a retirement pensioner; or

                             (ii)  before he or she had turned 60; or

                            (iii)  not less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death;

                            —the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death.

85  Before subsection 109AB(4)

Insert:

          (3B)  If the deceased person:

                     (a)  was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner; and

                     (b)  had had a late short-term marital relationship with his or her spouse;

the amount of the spouse’s pension payable to the spouse must not exceed such percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death as is determined by the Board.

          (3C)  In making a determination under subsection (3B), the Board must take into consideration:

                     (a)  the extent to which spouse’s pension payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner under Division 3 is reduced when the spouse and the deceased pensioner have been in a marital relationship of the kind referred to in paragraph (3B)(b); and

                     (b)  whether one or more than one eligible child, or one or more than one partially dependent child, of the pensioner is or is not a child of the pensioner because of the late short-term marital relationship referred to in paragraph (3B)(b).

86  Subsection 109AB(4)

After “(5)”, insert “, (5A)”.

87  Paragraph 109AB(5)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the deceased person was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner and had had a marital relationship that had begun:

                              (i)  before he or she had become a retirement pensioner; or

                             (ii)  before he or she had turned 60; or

                            (iii)  not less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death;

                            —the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death.

88  After subsection 109AB(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  If the deceased person:

                     (a)   was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner; and

                     (b)  had had a late short-term marital relationship with his or her spouse;

benefit attributed under subsection (4) to the eligible child or eligible children of the deceased person not in the custody, care and control of the spouse must not exceed in the aggregate such proportion of the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death as is determined by the Board.

          (5B)  In making a determination under subsection (4) or (5A), the Board must take into consideration:

                     (a)  the extent to which spouse’s pension payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner under Division 3 is reduced when the spouse and the deceased pensioner have been in a marital relationship of the kind referred to in paragraph (5A)(b); and

                     (b)  whether one or more than one eligible child of the pensioner is or is not a child of the pensioner because of the late short-term marital relationship referred to in paragraph (5A)(b).

89  Paragraph 109AB(7)(b)

After “(5)”, insert “or (5A)”.

90  Paragraph 110(4)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the deceased person was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner and had had a marital relationship with the spouse that had begun:

                              (i)  before the retirement pensioner had become a retirement pensioner; or

                             (ii)  before the retirement pensioner had turned 60; or

                            (iii)  not less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death;

                            —the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner before his or her death; or

                     (d)  if the deceased pensioner was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner and had had a late short-term marital relationship with the spouse—such percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death as is determined by the Board.

91  Before subsection 110(6)

Insert:

          (5B)  In making a determination under paragraph (4)(d), the Board must take into consideration:

                     (a)  the extent to which spouse’s pension payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner under Division 3 is reduced when the spouse and the deceased pensioner have been in a marital relationship of the kind referred to in paragraph (4)(d); and

                     (b)  whether there is in the custody, care and control of the spouse one, or more than one, eligible child who:

                              (i)  was not born of the marital relationship referred to in paragraph (4)(d); or

                             (ii)  did not become a stepchild of the pensioner as a result of that marital relationship; or

                            (iii)  is not a child of the person with whom the pensioner had that marital relationship.

92  Paragraph 110(7)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the deceased person was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner and had been in a marital relationship that had begun:

                              (i)  before he or she had become a retirement pensioner; or

                             (ii)  before he or she had turned 60; or

                            (iii)  not less than 3 years before the pensioner’s death;

                            the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death.

93  After subsection 110(7)

Insert:

          (7A)  If:

                     (a)  the deceased person:

                              (i)  was, immediately before his or her death, a retirement pensioner; and

                             (ii)  had had a late short-term marital relationship; and

                     (b)  one or more than one eligible child of the pensioner:

                              (i)  was born of that marital relationship; or

                             (ii)  became a stepchild of the pensioner as a result of that marital relationship; or

                            (iii)  is a child of the person with whom the pensioner had that marital relationship; and

                     (c)  that child or any of those children is not in the custody, care and control of any of the surviving spouses;

the following provisions apply:

                     (d)  benefit attributed under subsection (6) to that child or to each of those children should be less than the amount of benefit that would be attributed to him or her if he or she were an eligible child other than a child referred to in paragraph (b);

                     (e)  benefit attributed under subsection (6) to the eligible child or eligible children of the deceased person not in the custody, care and control of any of the surviving spouses must not exceed in the aggregate such proportion of the applicable percentage of the annual rate of pension payable to the retirement pensioner immediately before his or her death as is determined by the Board.

          (7B)  In making a determination under subsection (6) as affected by paragraph (7A)(d) or under paragraph (7A)(e), the Board must take into consideration:

                     (a)  the extent to which spouse’s pension payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner under Division 3 is reduced when the spouse and the deceased pensioner have been in a marital relationship of the kind referred to in paragraph (7A)(a); and

                     (b)  whether the eligible child or any of the eligible children not in the custody of any surviving spouse was or was not a child referred to in paragraph (7A)(b).

94  Paragraph 110(9)(b)

After “(7)”, insert “or (7A)”.

95  Paragraph 136(2B)(j)

After “94”, insert “, then, except if paragraph (ma) applies”.

96  Paragraph 136(2B)(k)

After “95”, insert “, then, except if paragraph (ma) applies”.

97  Paragraph 136(2B)(m)

After “96”, insert “, then, except if paragraph (ma) applies”.

98  After paragraph 136(2B)(m)

Insert :

                   (ma)  if:

                              (i)  a deferred benefit by way of spouse’s standard pension, spouse’s additional pension or spouse’s pension is payable in respect of the person in accordance with section 94, 95 or 96 (as the case may be); and

                             (ii)  the person had had a late short-term marital relationship with his or her spouse;

                            the annual rate of that pension is:

                            (iii)  if subparagraph (iv) does not apply—the rate worked out by using the formula:

                            (iv)  if there is one or more than one eligible child who did not become a child of the person because of that late short-term marital relationship—such rate, being a rate higher than the rate worked out under subparagraph (iii) but less than the basic rate of pension, as the Board determines to be fair and equitable in all the circumstances of the case;

                            where:

                            basic rate of pension means the annual rate at which, apart from this paragraph, the deferred benefit would be payable in respect of the person under paragraph (j), (k) or (m) (whichever would be applicable).

                            relevant period means the period:

                             (a)  beginning on the day on which the marital relationship between the person and his or her spouse began; and

                             (b)  ending on the day on which the person died.

99  At the end of subsection 136(2B)

Add:

                  ; (zb)  if a deferred benefit by way of orphan’s pension is payable in respect of the person in accordance with section 108A, the annual rate of that pension is:

                              (i)  if subparagraph (ii) does not apply—the rate worked out by using the formula:

                             (ii)  if at any time there is one or more than one eligible child who is not a child referred to in subsection 108A(1) or (2)—such rate, being a rate higher than the rate worked out under subparagraph (i) but less than the basic rate of pension, as the Board determines to be fair and equitable in all the circumstances of the case;

                            where:

                            basic rate of pension means the annual rate at which the deferred benefit by way of orphan pension would be payable in respect of the person under paragraph (w), (y) or (za) (whichever would be applicable) if the deferred benefit was not payable in respect of the person in accordance with section 108A but was payable in respect of the person in accordance with section 105, 106, 107 or 108 (as the case may be).

                            relevant period has the same meaning as in section 108A .

100  Paragraph 136(2D)(d)

After “96B”, insert “or 96BA”.

101  Beneficiaries not to be adversely affected by amendments

Despite the amendments made by this Part, the benefits payable in respect of a deceased pensioner under Part VI of the Superannuation Act 1976 after the commencement of this item must not be less than the benefits that would have been payable in respect of the pensioner under that Part if the amendments had not been made.



 

Part 3 Reduced age retirement and early retirement benefits and increased benefits to spouse or orphans

102  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

category 1 deceased pensioner means a deceased pensioner who:

                     (a)  before his or her death, was entitled to receive age retirement pension or early retirement pension; and

                     (b)  had not elected under section 57AA or 61AB (as the case may be) to be paid that pension at a reduced rate.

103  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

category 2 deceased pensioner means a deceased pensioner who:

                     (a)  before his or her death, was entitled to receive age retirement pension or early retirement pension; and

                     (b)  had elected under section 57AA or 61AB (as the case may be) to be paid that pension at a reduced rate.

104  At the end of paragraph 55(1)(a)

Add “or paragraph 57AA(2)(a); and”.

105  Paragraph 55(1)(b)

After “57(1)”, insert “or paragraph 57AA(2)(b)”.

106  At the end of paragraph 55(1)(c)

Add “or paragraph 57AA(2)(c)”.

107  At the end of paragraph 55(2)(a)

Add “or paragraph 57AA(2)(a); and”.

108  Paragraph 55(2)(b)

After “57(1)”, insert “or paragraph 57AA(2)(b)”.

109  At the end of paragraph 55(2)(c)

Add “or paragraph 57AA(2)(c)”.

110  Before subsection 56(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This section does not apply to a person who makes an election under subsection 57AA(1).

111  Before subsection 57(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This section does not apply to a person who makes an election under subsection 57AA(1).

112  After section 57

Insert:

57AA   Election to receive age retirement benefit at reduced rate

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), a person who becomes, or is about to become, entitled to standard age retirement pension payable under this Division may, not later than 3 months after but not earlier than 3 months before he or she becomes so entitled, by notice in writing to the Board, elect to be paid age retirement benefit at a reduced rate under this section.

             (2)  A person who has made an election under section 76A or 110T may not make an election under subsection (1).

             (3)  If a person makes an election under section 110T after making an election under subsection (1), the person is taken not to have made the election under subsection (1).

             (4)  If a person makes an election under subsection (1):

                     (a)  the annual rate at which standard age retirement pension is payable to the person is 93% of the annual rate at which that pension would be payable to the person if he or she did not make the election; and

                     (b)  if the person is entitled to additional age retirement pension, the annual rate of that pension is:

                              (i)  an amount per annum equal to the amount ( base amount ) worked out by multiplying the person’s accumulated contributions by the factor that, having regard to the person’s age on his or her last day of service and such other matters (if any) as are prescribed, is applicable to the person under regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; or

                             (ii)  if the rate worked out under subparagraph (i) is greater than 20% of his or her final annual rate of salary—20% of the person’s final annual rate of salary; and

                     (c)  if the base amount is greater than an amount ( maximum amount ) equal to 20% of the person’s final annual rate of salary, the person is to be paid a lump sum benefit equal to the amount by which his or her accumulated contributions exceed an amount worked out by dividing the maximum amount by the factor referred to in subparagraph (b)(i).

113  At the end of paragraph 59(1)(a)

Add “or paragraph 61AB(2)(a); and”.

114  At the end of paragraph 59(1)(b)

Add “or paragraph 61AB(2)(b)”.

115  At the end of paragraph 59(1)(c)

Add “or paragraph 61AB(2)(c)”.

116  Before subsection 60(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This section does not apply to a person who makes an election under subsection 61AB(1).

117  Before subsection 61(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  This section does not apply to a person who makes an election under subsection 61AB(1).

118  After section 61A

Insert:

61AB   Election to receive early retirement benefit at reduced rate

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), a person who becomes, or is about to become, entitled to standard early retirement pension under this Division or Subdivision C of Division 3 of Part VIC may, not later than 3 months after but not earlier than 3 months before he or she becomes so entitled, by notice in writing to the Board, elect to be paid early retirement benefit at a reduced rate under this section.

             (2)  A person who has made an election under section 76A or 110T may not make an election under subsection (1).

             (3)  If a person makes an election under section 110T after making an election under subsection (1), the person is taken not to have made the election under subsection (1).

             (4)  If a person makes an election under this section:

                     (a)  the annual rate at which standard early retirement pension is payable to the person is 93% of the annual rate at which that pension would be payable to the person if he or she did not make the election; and

                     (b)  if the person is entitled to additional early retirement pension, the annual rate of that pension is:

                              (i)  an amount per annum equal to the amount ( base amount ) worked out by multiplying the person’s accumulated contributions by the factor applicable to him or her under subsection (5); or

                             (ii)  if the rate worked out under subparagraph (i) is greater than 20% of the person’s notional final annual rate of salary—20% of his or her notional final annual rate of salary; and

                     (c)  if the base amount is greater than an amount ( maximum amount ) equal to 20% of the person’s final annual rate of salary, the person is to be paid a lump sum benefit equal to the amount by which his or her accumulated contributions exceed an amount worked out by dividing the maximum amount by the factor applicable to him or her under subsection (5).

             (5)  The factor applicable to a person for the purposes of paragraphs (4)(b) and (c) is the factor that, having regard to his or her age on his or her last day of service and such other matters (if any) as are prescribed, is applicable to him or her under regulations made for the purposes of this subsection.

             (6)  In this section:

notional final annual rate of salary , in relation to a person, means the annual rate of the person’s final annual rate of salary reduced by the percentage of that rate that, having regard to his or her age on his or her last day of service and such other matters (if any) as are prescribed, is applicable to him or her under regulations made for the purposes of this definition.

119  Subsection 65(2)

Omit “or 61(2)” (wherever occurring), substitute “, paragraph 57AA(2)(c), subsection 61(2) or paragraph 61AB(2)(c)”.

120  Subsections 94(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  If, at any time, the spouse of a category 1 deceased pensioner is entitled to spouse’s standard pension under paragraph 93(1)(a), then, subject to subsection (2A), the annual rate of that pension is:

                     (a)  if at that time there are no children of the pensioner who are eligible children—67% of the annual rate ( pensioner rate ) at which standard age retirement pension or standard early retirement pension (as the case may be) was payable to the pensioner immediately before his or her death; or

                     (b)  if at that time only one child of the pensioner is an eligible child—78% of the pensioner rate; or

                     (c)  if at that time 2 children of the pensioner are eligible children—89% of the pensioner rate; or

                     (d)  if at that time 3 or more children of the pensioner are eligible children—100% of the pensioner rate.

             (2)  If, at any time, the spouse of a category 2 deceased pensioner is entitled to spouse’s standard pension under paragraph 93(1)(a), then, subject to subsection (2A), the annual rate of that pension is:

                     (a)  if at that time there are no children of the pensioner who are eligible children—85% of the annual rate ( pensioner rate ) at which standard age retirement pension or standard early retirement pension (as the case may be) was payable to the pensioner immediately before his or her death; or

                     (b)  if at that time only one child of the pensioner is an eligible child—97% of the pensioner rate; or

                     (c)  if at that time 2 or more children of the pensioner are eligible children—108% of the pensioner rate.

121  Subsection 94(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Despite subsections (1), (2) and (2A), if, on any of the 7 pension pay days immediately following the death of the pensioner, spouse’s standard pension would, apart from this subsection, be payable to the spouse of the deceased pensioner at a rate that is less than the rate ( pensioner rate ) at which standard age retirement pension or standard early retirement pension (as the case may be) would be payable to the deceased pensioner on that day if he or she had not died, spouse’s standard pension is payable to the spouse on that day at a rate equal to the pensioner rate.

122  Subsection 95(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the spouse of a category 1 deceased pensioner is entitled to spouse’s additional pension under paragraph 93(1)(b), then, subject to subsection (1B), the annual rate of that pension is 67% of the annual rate at which additional age retirement pension or additional early retirement pension was payable to the pensioner immediately before his or her death.

          (1A)  If the spouse of a category 2 deceased pensioner is entitled to spouse’s additional pension under paragraph 93(1)(b), then, subject to subsection (1B), the annual rate of that pension is 85% of the annual rate at which additional age retirement pension or additional early retirement pension was payable to the pensioner immediately before his or her death.

123  Subsection 95(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Despite subsections (1), (1A) and (1B), if:

                     (a)  the pensioner did not make an election under section 64; and

                     (b)  on any of the 7 pension pay days immediately following the death of the pensioner, spouse’s additional pension would, apart from this subsection, be payable to the spouse of the deceased person at a rate that is less than the rate ( pensioner rate ) at which additional age retirement pension or additional early retirement pension (as the case may be) would be payable to the deceased pensioner on that day if he or she had not died;

spouse’s additional pension is payable to the spouse on that day at a rate equal to the pensioner rate.

124  Paragraph 96B(1)(b)

Omit “section 94 or 96”, substitute “subsection 94(1) or section 96”.

125  Subsection 96B(2)

After “pension” (first occurring), insert “under subsection (1)”.

126  Paragraph 96B(2)(a)

Omit “, 90, 94 or 96”, substitute “or 90, subsection 94(1) or section 96”.

127  Subsection 96B(3)

After “pension”, insert “under subsection (1)”.

128  Subsection 96B(4)

After “pension”, insert “under subsection (1)”.

129  At the end of section 96B

Add:

             (5)  If, at any time when spouse’s pension is payable to the spouse of a deceased pensioner in accordance with subsection 94(2), there is one, or more than one, child of the deceased pensioner who is a partially dependent child, then, subject to subsection (7) and section 96BA, the spouse is entitled to extra spouse’s pension in accordance with subsection (6).

             (6)  If, at any time, the spouse of a deceased pensioner is entitled to extra spouse’s pension under subsection (5), the annual rate of that pension is:

                     (a)  the applicable percentage of the annual rate of the pension by reference to which the spouse’s pension payable to the spouse under subsection 94(2) is to be calculated under that subsection; or

                     (b)  an amount equal to the amount per annum of the regular maintenance payments that the deceased pensioner was, at the time of his or her death, voluntarily making, or required by a court to make, to or in respect of the partially dependent child or children;

whichever is less.

             (7)  The spouse of a deceased pensioner is not entitled to extra spouse’s pension under subsection (5) at any time when there is more than one child of the deceased pensioner who is an eligible child.

             (8)  If, at any time, the spouse of a deceased pensioner is entitled to extra spouse’s pension under subsection (5), then, for the purposes of subsection (6), the applicable percentage is:

                     (a)  if, at that time, one child of the deceased pensioner is an eligible child—11%; or

                     (b)  if, at that time, no child of the deceased pensioner is an eligible child:

                              (i)  if there is one partially dependent child—12%; or

                             (ii)  if there are 2 or more partially dependent children—23%.

130  Section 109

Omit “105(2),”.

131  Section 109

Omit “, 107(2)”.

132  At the end of section 109

Add:

             (2)  If, at any time, orphan pension is payable in respect of an eligible child or eligible children of a deceased pensioner, then, for the purposes of subsection 105(2) or 107(2), the applicable percentage is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children

Category 1

deceased pensioner

Category 2

deceased pensioner

1

If, at that time, there is 1 eligible child

45%

51%

2

If, at that time, there are 2 eligible children

80%

92%

3

If, at that time, there are 3 eligible children

90%

108%

4

If, at that time, there are 4 or more eligible children

100%

108%

133  Subsection 109AB(3)

Omit “subsection (2)”, substitute “paragraphs (2)(a) and (b)”.

134  After subsection 109AB(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The applicable percentage mentioned in paragraph (2)(c) is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children in custody etc. of spouse

Category 1

deceased pensioner

Category 2

deceased pensioner

1

If there are no eligible children of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

67%

85%

2

If there is one eligible child of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

78%

97%

3

If there are 2 eligible children of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

89%

108%

4

If there are 3 or more eligible children of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

100%

108%

135  Subsection 109AB(6)

Omit “subsection (5)”, substitute “paragraphs (5)(a) and (b)”.

136  After subsection 109AB(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  The applicable percentage mentioned in paragraph (5)(c) is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children not in custody etc. of spouse

Category 1

deceased pensioner

Category 2

deceased pensioner

1

If there is one eligible child not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

45%

51%

2

If there are 2 eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

80%

92%

3

If there are 3 eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

90%

108%

4

If there are 4 or more eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

100%

108%

137  Subsection 110(5)

Omit “subsection (4)”, substitute “paragraphs (4)(a) and (b)”.

138  After subsection 110(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The applicable percentage mentioned in paragraph (4)(c) is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children in custody etc. of spouse

Category 1

deceased pensioner

Category 2

deceased pensioner

1

If there is no eligible child of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

67%

85%

2

If there is one eligible child of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

78%

97%

3

If there are 2 eligible children of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

89%

108%

4

If there are 3 or more eligible children of the deceased person in the custody, care and control of the spouse

100%

108%

139  Subsection 110(8)

Omit “subsection (7)”, substitute “paragraphs (7)(a) and (b)”.

140  After subsection 110(8)

Insert:

          (8A)  The applicable percentage mentioned in paragraph (7)(c) is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children not in custody etc. of spouse

Category 1

deceased pensioner

Category 2

deceased pensioner

1

If there is one eligible child not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

45%

51%

2

If there are 2 eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

80%

92%

3

If there are 3 eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

90%

108%

4

If there are 4 or more eligible children not in the custody, care and control of the spouse

100%

108%

141  Paragraphs 110AB(3)(a), (b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  in the case of spouses of a category 2 deceased pensioner:

                              (i)  if there are 2 spouses—11%; or

                             (ii)  if there are 3 or more spouses—22%; or

                     (b)  in any other case:

                              (i)  if there are 2 spouses—11%; or

                             (ii)  if there are 3 spouses—22%; or

                            (iii)  if there are 4 or more spouses—33%.

142  Subsection 110R(2)

Omit “or 61” (twice occurring), substitute “, 57AA, 61 or 61AB”.

143  After section 110TB

Insert:

110TBA   Election to receive age retirement benefit etc. at reduced rate

                   A person who has made an election under section 110T may, not later than 3 months after, but not earlier than 3 months before, age retirement benefit or early retirement benefit becomes payable to him or her under section 110TB, elect to receive the benefit at a reduced rate.

144  At the end of subsection 110TC(1)

Add:

             ; and (e)  if the person has made an election under section 110TBA—the person is taken to have elected:

                              (i)  to receive age retirement pension at a reduced rate under section 57AA; or

                             (ii)  to receive early retirement benefit at a reduced rate under section 61AB;

                            as the case requires.

145  Subsection 136(2) (definition of F 1 )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

F 1 is such factor as, having regard to:

                     (a)  the age of the person on the day on which the deferred benefits become payable; and

                     (b)  whether or not the person has elected under section 137A that deferred benefits be paid to him or her at a reduced rate;

is applicable in accordance with Table 1 in Schedule 11; and

146  Paragraph 136(2B)(k)

Omit all the words from and including “the annual rate”, substitute:

                            the annual rate of that pension is:

                              (i)  except if subparagraph (ii) applies—67% of the annual rate of the pension that was payable to the person in accordance with paragraph (2)(b) immediately before his or her death; or

                             (ii)  if the person elected under section 137A that deferred benefits be paid to him or her at a reduced rate—85% of the annual rate of that pension;

147  Subsection 136(2G)

Omit “, (j)”.

148  After subsection 136(2G)

Insert:

        (2GA)  If, at any time, a deferred benefit by way of spouse’s pension is payable in respect of a person in accordance with section 94, then, for the purposes of paragraph (2B)(j), the applicable percentage is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children

If person did not make election under section 137A

If person made election under section 137A

1

If, at that time, there is no eligible child of the person who is an eligible child

67%

85%

2

If, at that time, one child of the person is an eligible child

78%

97%

3

If, at that time, 2 children of the person are eligible children

89%

108%

4

If, at that time, more than 2 children of the person are eligible children

100%

108%

149  Subsection 136(2H)

Omit “(w),”.

150  Subsection 136(2H)

Omit “, (z)”.

151  After subsection 136(2H)

Insert:

       (2HA)  If, at any time, a deferred benefit by way of orphan pension is payable in respect of a person in accordance with section 105 or 107, then, for the purposes of paragraph (2B)(w) or (2B)(z) (as the case requires), the applicable percentage is the percentage worked out in accordance with the following table:

 

Applicable percentage

Item

Number of eligible children

If person did not make election under section 137A

If person made election under section 137A

1

If, at that time, one child of the person is an eligible child

45%

51%

2

If, at that time, 2 children of the person are eligible children

80%

92%

3

If, at that time, 3 children of the person are eligible children

90%

108%

4

If, at that time, more than 3 children of the person are eligible children

100%

108%

152  After section 137

Insert:

137A   Election to receive deferred benefits at reduced rate

                   A person who has made an election under section 137 may, within 3 months after deferred benefits become payable to him or her under section 138, elect that those deferred benefits are to be paid to him or her at a reduced rate.

153  Schedule 11, Table 1

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Table 1—Factors applicable where benefits payable in accordance with section 56, 57, 60 or 61

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Age on which benefits become payable

Column 3

Factor if person has not made an election under section 137A

Column 4

Factor if person has made an election under section 137A

1

65

.110

.1030

2

64

.108

.1010

3

63

.106

.0990

4

62

.104

.0970

5

61

.102

.0950

6

60

.100

.0930

7

59

.0985

.0916

8

58

.0970

.0902

9

57

.0955

.0888

10

56

.0940

.0874

11

55

.0925

.0860

12

54

.0910

.0846

13

53

.0895

.0832

14

52

.0880

.0818

15

51

.0865

.0804

16

50

.0850

.0790



 

Part 4 Payment into fund of amounts held in other superannuation funds or payable under superannuation arrangements

154  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

accumulated performance pay employee contributions ,in relation to a person, means the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the sum of the amounts paid into a declared fund (within the meaning of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 ) in respect of the person under paragraph 11(1)(a) of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Alternative Arrangements Declaration No. 6 (Statutory Rules 1993, No. 34); and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts deducted by way of charges or fees from those amounts by the trustee of the fund; and

                     (b)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (a).

accumulated performance pay employer contributions , in relation to a person, means the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the sum of the amounts paid into a declared fund (within the meaning of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 ) in respect of the person under paragraph 11(1)(b) of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Alternative Arrangements Declaration No. 6 (Statutory Rules 1993, No. 34); and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts in the nature of income tax relevant to those amounts and any amounts deducted by way of charges or fees from those amounts by the trustee of the fund; and

                     (b)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (a).

employer component , in relation to a benefit payable in respect of a person under Part VIAB, means that part of the benefit that is payable because of:

                     (a)  the accumulated performance pay employer contributions of the person; and

                     (b)  if the person’s transferable productivity amount was paid to the Board under section 110SL or was paid first to the trustee of another superannuation entity and then an amount in respect of that transferable productivity amount was paid under section 110SL by that trustee to the Board—the person’s transferable productivity amount.

superannuation entity has the same meaning as in the SIS Act.

transferable productivity amount , in relation to a person whose continuing contributions (within the meaning of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 ) are, or were, held in a declared fund (within the meaning of that Act), means the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the sum of the continuing contributions paid into the declared fund; and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts in the nature of income tax relevant to those contributions and any amounts deducted by way of charges or fees from those contributions by the trustee of the declared fund; and

                     (b)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (a).

155  Subsection 110SB(1) (at the end of the definition of other vested benefit )

Add:

                   ; (c)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB—the amount equal to that benefit.

156  After Part VIAA

Insert:

Part VIAB Payment into fund of amounts held in other superannuation funds

   

110SK   Request for transfer of amounts to Board

             (1)  This section applies to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is an eligible employee; or

                     (b)  deferred benefits are applicable in respect of the person under Division 3 of Part IX; or

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  the person has elected under subsection 110T(1) that Part VIB apply to him or her; or

                             (ii)  regulation 15, 15A or 15B of the Superannuation (CSS) Former Eligible Employees Regulations applies to the person;

                            and no benefits under this Act have been paid or begun to be paid to the person;

and the person made an election under clause 6 of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Alternative Arrangements Declaration No. 6 (Statutory Rules 1993, No. 34) to have performance pay taken into account in his or her superannuation arrangements under the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 .

             (2)  A person to whom this section applies may, at any time, by notice in writing, ask the trustee of the declared fund (within the meaning of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 ) holding the person’s accumulated performance pay employee contributions and accumulated performance pay employer contributions to pay those contributions to the Board.

             (3)  If continuing contributions (within the meaning of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 ) have been paid, but are no longer being paid, into the declared fund in respect of a continuous period of employment of the person, the person may, by the same notice, ask the trustee of the declared fund to pay also to the Board the person’s transferable productivity amount.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a person’s accumulated performance pay employee contributions and accumulated performance pay employer contributions; or

                     (b)  a person’s accumulated performance pay employee contributions, accumulated performance pay employer contributions and transferable productivity amount;

have, at the person’s request, been paid by the trustee of the declared fund to the trustee of a superannuation entity other than the Fund, the person may, by notice in writing, ask the trustee of that superannuation entity to pay to the Board the sum of:

                     (c)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the total amount paid to the superannuation entity; and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts in the nature of income tax relevant to that amount and any amounts deducted by way of charges or fees from that amount by the trustee of the superannuation entity; and

                     (d)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (c).

             (5)  The person must, as soon as possible, give to the Board notice in writing of any request made to the trustee of a fund or superannuation entity under subsection (2), (3) or (4).

110SL   Board to pay amounts into Fund

                   If, following a request from a person under subsection 110SK(2), (3) or (4), the trustee of a fund or superannuation entity pays an amount to the Board, the Board must pay that amount into the Fund.

110SM   Person’s entitlement to benefit

                   If an amount has been paid into the Fund under section 110SL in respect of a person, the person becomes entitled to a benefit under this Part if another benefit to which the person was entitled under this Act becomes payable.

110SN   Amount of benefit

                   The amount of the benefit payable in respect of a person under this Part is the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to the difference between:

                              (i)  the total amount that was paid into the Fund in respect of the person under section 110SL; and

                             (ii)  the sum of any amounts in the nature of income tax relevant to that amount; and

                     (b)  interest on the amount mentioned in paragraph (a).

110SO   Application of benefit

                   The employer component of the benefit to which a person is entitled under this Part is to be treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and the remainder of the benefit is payable to the person.

110SP   Payment of benefit to spouse etc.

             (1)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Part; and

                     (b)  Part VI applies;

then:

                     (c)  if the person is survived by a spouse—the benefit is payable to the spouse; or

                     (d)  if orphan benefit is payable to an eligible child or eligible children—the benefit is payable to:

                              (i)  the eligible child or eligible children; or

                             (ii)  if the orphan benefit is payable under section 115 to another person or other persons—that person or those persons.

             (2)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Part; and

                     (b)  a deferred benefit by way of spouse’s benefit is payable in respect of the person;

the benefit under this Part is payable to the spouse.

             (3)  If, because of a person’s death:

                     (a)  a benefit becomes payable in respect of the person under this Part; and

                     (b)  a deferred benefit by way of orphan benefit is payable in respect of the person;

the benefit under this Part is payable to:

                     (c)  the eligible child or eligible children entitled to the deferred benefit; or

                     (d)  if the deferred benefit is payable under section 115 to another person or other persons—that person or those persons.

110SQ   Payment of benefit to personal representatives etc.

                   If:

                     (a)  because of a person’s death, a benefit is payable in respect of a person under this Part; and

                     (b)  the person is not survived by any spouse; and

                     (c)  there is no surviving child of the person or no surviving child of the person who could be at any time an eligible child of the person;

the benefit is payable to the person’s legal personal representative or, if no legal personal representative can be found, to any individual or individuals that the Board determines.

157  After paragraph 110TA(1)(b)

Insert:

               and (c)  any benefit that is, or is about to become, payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB;

158  Paragraph 110TD(b)

Omit “Part VIA applies”, substitute “Parts VIA and VIAB apply”.

Note:       The heading to section 110TD is altered by omitting “ and VIA ” and substituting “ , VIA and VIAB ”.

159  Section 110TF

Omit all the words from and including “a lump sum benefit”, substitute:

a lump sum benefit equal to the sum of:

                     (d)  the accumulated contributions of the deceased person; and

                     (e)  the accumulated employer contributions in respect of the deceased person; and

                      (f)  the benefit (if any) payable in respect of the deceased person under Part VIAB;

is payable in respect of that child or those children.

160  Paragraph 110TG(1)(a)

After “VIA” (second occurring), insert “or VIAB”.

161  After paragraph 111(2)(b)

Insert:

             and (ba)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB—that benefit;

162  Paragraph 126A(3)(c)

After “persons” (first occurring) insert “, or the whole or a part of the benefit (if any) payable under Part VIAB in respect of the person or each or all of those persons,”.

163  After subparagraph 128(2)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                      and (iii)  the amount of any part of the benefit payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB included in a transfer value (if any) that was payable to the person under Division 3 of Part IX and interest on that amount;

164  After subparagraph 128(4B)(c)(iii)

Insert:

                      and (iv)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB—the employer component of that benefit;

165  At the end of paragraph 128(6)(b)

Add:

                      ; or (iii)  if a benefit is payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB—an amount equal to the employer component of that benefit .

166  At the end of subsection 135(1)

Add:

             ; and (d)  the amount of benefit (if any) payable in respect of the person under Part VIAB.

167  Subparagraph 240(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “and”.

168  At the end of paragraph 240(1)(a)

Add “and any benefits payable in respect of those persons under Part VIAB; and”.

169  Section 246

Omit all the words from and including “other than”, substitute:

other than:

                     (a)  benefits under Part VI, subsection 110S(2) or section 111; or

                     (b)  if, on the death of another person, a benefit is payable to the person under section 110SQ—that benefit.

170  Paragraph 248(1)(a)

After “section 245”, insert “and any benefits payable in respect of those persons under Part VIAB”.



 

Part 5 Amendments relating to powers of Reconsideration Advisory Committees

171  Subsection 153AD(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The functions of a Committee are to review any decision referred to it under this Part and:

                     (a)  if the Board has delegated to the Committee any of the Board’s powers in relation to the decision—to exercise those powers; or

                     (b)  otherwise—to make recommendations to the Board in relation to the decision.

172  Subsection 153AL(1)

Omit all the words before paragraph (a), substitute “If a Committee makes recommendations to the Board in relation to a decision referred to the Committee, then, after the Board takes into account:”.

173  Subsection 153AS(1)

Omit all the words before paragraph (a), substitute “If a Committee makes recommendations to the Board in relation to a decision referred to the Committee, then, after the Board takes into account:”.



 

Part 6 Miscellaneous

174  Section 27Q

Repeal the section, substitute:

27Q   Delegation by Board

             (1)  The Board may, by signed instrument, delegate to:

                     (a)  a member of the Board; or

                     (b)  the Commissioner; or

                     (c)  a member of the staff referred to in section 26; or

                     (d)  an APS employee in the Department; or

                     (e)  an officer or employee of a person who is responsible for investing money forming part of a superannuation fund vested in or managed by the Board; or

                      (f)  any other person who performs duties in connection with the operation of this Act; or

                     (g)  a committee consisting of 2 or more persons each of whom is a person referred to in any of the above paragraphs;

all or any of its powers under this Act or the regulations except its power to reconsider its own decisions or decisions made by its delegates.

             (2)  The Board may delegate to a Reconsideration Advisory Committee established under section 153AB the Board’s power to reconsider its own decisions or decisions made by its delegates.

             (3)  If the Board delegates a power under subsection (1), the delegate may, by writing, sub-delegate the power:

                     (a)  if the delegate is a member of the Board—to:

                              (i)  another member of the Board; or

                             (ii)  a person referred to in paragraph (1)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (f); or

                     (b)  if the delegate is the Commissioner—to a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d), (e) or (f); or

                     (c)  if the delegate is a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d), (e) or (f)—to:

                              (i)  another person referred to in the same paragraph; or

                             (ii)  a person referred to in another of those paragraphs.

             (4)  Section 34AA and paragraphs 34AB(a), (b) and (d) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to a sub-delegation in a corresponding way to the way in which they apply to a delegation.

             (5)  Section 34A and paragraphs 34AB(c) and (d) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply to a sub-delegation as if it were a delegation.

175  Subsection 27R(3)

Omit “Any”, substitute “Except in cases where the SIS Act does not so permit, any”.

176  Subsection 58(3A)

Repeal the subsection.

177  Subsection 62A(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of notional accumulated SG contributions )

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

178  Subsection 62A(5)

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

179  Subsection 110SB(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of notional accumulated SG contributions )

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

180  Subsection 110SB(5)

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

181  Subsection 110SE(6)

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

182  Before Part VII

Insert:

Part VID Benefits on ceasing to be an eligible employee because of sale of organisation or outsourcing of function

   

110TV   Entitlement to benefits

             (1)  A person is entitled to benefits in accordance with this section if the person:

                     (a)  ceases to be an eligible employee on or after 27 June 1997 in circumstances connected with the sale or transfer of an organisation, business, service or asset, or the transfer of a function; and

                     (b)  is not taken by section 58 to have retired involuntarily; and

                     (c)  has not reached his or her minimum retiring age when he or she so ceases to be an eligible employee; and

                     (d)  has not made an election under section 137.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (7), the benefits are an amount (the total benefit ) equal to the sum of:

                     (a)  an amount equal to 3.5 times the amount of his or her accumulated basic contributions; and

                     (b)  an amount equal to his or her accumulated supplementary contributions (if any); and

                     (c)  any productivity benefits applying in relation to him or her under Part VIA; and

                     (d)  any benefit applying in relation to him or her under Part VIAB or Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part IX;

             (3)  The person must choose to receive the benefits either in accordance with subsection (4) or in accordance with subsection (5).

             (4)  If the person chooses to receive the benefits in accordance with this subsection, the person is entitled to have the total benefit treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

             (5)  If the person chooses to receive the benefits in accordance with this subsection, the person is entitled to payment of so much of the total benefit as is equal to his or her accumulated contributions and to have the balance of the total benefit treated as a preserved benefit under the SIS Act and dealt with accordingly.

             (6)  If the person fails to make a choice as provided by subsection (3), the person is taken to have chosen to receive benefits in accordance with subsection (5).

             (7)  If the person’s surcharge debt account is in debit when the person becomes entitled to the benefits, the total benefit is reduced by the person’s surcharge deduction amount.

183  Paragraph 111A(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if, before that anniversary, the payment in full of the benefit becomes permissible under the SIS Act—the day on which the person notifies the Board in writing that the payment has become permissible under that Act.

184  Subsection 119(3)

Omit “, if ASIC approves,”.

185  Subsection 136(1)

After “his”, insert “or her”.

186  Subsection 138(2)

Omit “before”, substitute “after”.

187  Subsection 138(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Paragraph (2)(c) does not apply unless the person will have, by the date selected, reached the age that would have been his or her minimum retiring age for the purposes of this Act if he or she had not ceased to be an eligible employee and had continued to occupy the position held by him or her immediately before so ceasing.

188  Subparagraph 140(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or VIAA”, substitute “, VIAA, VIAB or VID”.

189  Sub-subparagraph 140(2)(a)(ii)(A)

After “VIA”, insert “or VIAB”.

190  Sub-subparagraph 140(2)(a)(ii)(B)

After “VIA”, insert “, VIAB or VID”.

191  Subsection 153AA(1) (subparagraph (g)(ii) of the definition of decision )

Repeal the subparagraph.

192  Subsections 154AB(1) and (2)

Omit “the Australian Government Actuary”, substitute “an actuary”.

193  After subsection 155B(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This section applies to a person who:

                     (a)  immediately before the sale or transfer of an organisation, business, service or asset, or the transfer of a function, was an eligible employee because he or she was the holder of a particular position or office; and

                     (b)  as a result of the sale or transfer of the organisation, business, service or asset, or the transfer of a function, ceases to be an eligible employee even though he or she continues to be the holder of the position or office.

194  At the end of section 155B

Add:

             (4)  This section does not apply to a person who ceases to be an eligible employee after 26 June 1997.

195  At the end of section 158A

Add:

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  subsection (1) applies in relation to a benefit that is payable to a person; and

                     (b)  the amount of the benefit is unclaimed money within the meaning of the Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 and is required to be paid to the Commissioner of Taxation under that Act;

the Board must comply with the requirement.

196  At the end of subsection 159(1)

Add:

             ; and (c)  an authority (other than an approved authority) or body whose staff include a person or persons mentioned in paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection 3(1).

197  Subsection 160(8) (definition of declared authority )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

declared authority means:

                     (a)  an authority (other than an approved authority) or a body:

                              (i)  whose staff consist of persons engaged under the Public Service Act; and

                             (ii)  that has been declared by the Minister (whether before or after the commencement of this subparagraph) to be an authority or body to which this section applies; or

                     (b)  an authority (other than an approved authority) or a body whose staff include a person or persons mentioned in paragraph (ec) of the definition of eligible employee in subsection 3(1).

198  After section 163A

Insert:

163AB   Board may require employers to distribute information etc. to eligible employees

             (1)  The Board may:

                     (a)  send to the designated employer of an eligible employee any document or written information that, under this Act or the SIS Act, the Board is required to send to the employee; and

                     (b)  ask the designated employer to give the document or information to the eligible employee.

             (2)  The Board must ensure that the confidentiality of any document or information sent to the designated employer for transmission to the employee is preserved.

             (3)  The designated employer of an eligible employee must comply with a request of the Board under subsection (1).

199  Paragraph 166(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the amount in any other foreign currency that corresponds to an amount referred to in this Act is to be calculated by using such rate of exchange as is agreed between the eligible employee and the designated employer.

200  After subsection 168(17)

Insert:

        (17A)  If:

                     (a)  a provision of the regulations is incorrect, inadequate or ineffective because of a provision of any Act (including an Act amending this Act) that was enacted after the provision of the regulations was made; and

                     (b)  the incorrectness, inadequacy or ineffectiveness could be remedied by an appropriate amendment of the regulations;

the Board may, for the purposes of the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers, treat the amendment as having been made.

201  Subsection 240(1)

Omit “Minister, with the consent of the Board,” (wherever occurring), substitute “Board”.

202  Subsection 240(2)

Repeal the subsection.

203  Paragraph 241(1)(a)

Omit “(1)”.

204  Section 248

Repeal the section, substitute:

248   Transfer of assets and liabilities to PSS Board

                   The Board may transfer to the PSS Board:

                     (a)  such assets of the Fund (including investment assets of the Fund) as are determined by the Board to be assets that fairly and equitably represent the accumulated contributions and Fund accumulated employer contributions of those people who have ceased to be eligible employees under section 245; and

                     (b)  such liabilities (if any) (including investment liabilities of the Fund) as are determined by the Board to be liabilities relating to those assets.



 

Schedule 2 Amendment of the Superannuation Act 1990

 

Part 2 Miscellaneous

8  Section 3 (definition of Trust Deed )

Omit “under section 5”.

9  At the end of section 12

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not prevent the Rules from making provision subject to which a person of a specified class who has ceased to be a member may, on again becoming a member, be taken not to have ceased to be a member.

10  Section 28A

Repeal the section, substitute:

28A   Delegation by Board

             (1)  The Board may, by signed instrument, delegate to:

                     (a)  a member of the Board; or

                     (b)  the Commissioner; or

                     (c)  a member of the staff assisting the Commissioner in the performance of his or her functions under this Act; or

                     (d)  an APS employee in the Department; or

                     (e)  an officer or employee of a person who is responsible for investing money forming part of a superannuation fund vested in or managed by the Board; or

                      (f)  any other person who performs duties in connection with the operation of this Act; or

                     (g)  a committee consisting of 2 or more persons each of whom is a person referred to in any of the above paragraphs;

all or any of its powers under this Act or the regulations.

             (2)  If the Board delegates a power under subsection (1), the delegate may, by writing, sub-delegate the power:

                     (a)  if the delegate is a member of the Board—to:

                              (i)  another member of the Board; or

                             (ii)  a person referred to in paragraph (1)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (f); or

                     (b)  if the delegate is the Commissioner—to a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d), (e) or (f); or

                     (c)  if the delegate is a person referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d), (e) or (f)—to:

                              (i)  another person referred to in the same paragraph; or

                             (ii)  a person referred to in another of those paragraphs.

             (3)  Section 34AA and paragraphs 34AB(a), (b) and (d) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to a sub-delegation in a corresponding way to the way in which they apply to a delegation.

             (4)  Section 34A and paragraphs 34AB(c) and (d) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply to a sub-delegation as if it were a delegation.

11  Section 33D

Omit “Minister, with the consent of the Board,” (wherever occurring), substitute “Board”.

12  Subsection 33G(2)

Omit “of Part 6”.

13  After section 42

Insert:

42A   Board may require employers to distribute information etc. to members

             (1)  The Board may:

                     (a)  send to the designated employer of a member any document or written information that:

                              (i)  under this Act; or

                             (ii)  under the SIS Act;

                            the Board is required to send to the member; and

                     (b)  ask the designated employer to give the document or information to the member.

             (2)  The Board must ensure that the confidentiality of any document or information sent to the designated employer for transmission to the member is preserved.

             (3)  The designated employer of a member must comply with a request of the Board under subsection (1).

14  Subsection 43(3)

Omit “Any”, substitute “Except in cases where the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 or regulations under that Act do not so permit, any”.

15  Paragraph 45(1)(j)

Repeal the paragraph.

16  At the end of section 45

Add:

             (6)  Subsection 48(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 does not apply in relation to an instrument referred to in paragraph (1)(e).

17  Commencement of certain provisions of Tenth Amending Deed

(1)        Subclauses 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18, 3.29, 3.44 and 3.46 of the Tenth Amending Deed are taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of the Ninth Amending Deed.

(2)        In this item:

Ninth Amending Deed means the deed:

                     (a)  amending the Trust Deed under subsection 5(1) of the Superannuation Act 1990 ; and

                     (b)  notified in the Gazette of 28 June 1995 ( Gazette No. GN25).

Tenth Amending Deed means the deed:

                     (a)  amending the Trust Deed under subsection 5(1) of the Superannuation Act 1990 ; and

                     (b)  notified in the Gazette of 1 February 1996 ( Gazette No. S41).

Trust Deed has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Act 1990 .



 

Schedule 3 Amendment of the Rules for the Administration of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

   

1  Rule 1.2.1 (definition of equivalent employment )

Repeal the definition.

2  Rule 1.2.1 (definition of involuntary retirement )

Omit:

•      on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function ( see Divisions 6 and 7 of Part 6 ); or

3  Division 3 of Part 6

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Involuntary Retirement Benefit Options

Division 3

Benefit options — before minimum retiring age

6.3.1     A member who, before 1 July 2000 , ceases membership on involuntary retirement before minimum retiring age is entitled to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit , or, as an alternative, may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her final benefit accrual that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash, or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her final benefit accrual , convert the balance into a pension ; or

(b)        to take his/her final benefit accrual as a pension ; or

(c)        to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(d)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided the combined benefit does not exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she ceases membership on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function (see Division 6 of Part 6) ; or

(B)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

6.3.2     A member who, on or after 1 July 2000 , ceases membership on involuntary retirement before minimum retiring age is entitled to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit , or, as an alternative, may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her final benefit accrual that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash and that does not exceed his/her accumulated member contributions , or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(iii)       convert the balance of his/her final benefit accrual into a pension ; or

(b)        to take his/her final benefit accrual as a pension ; or

(c)        to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(d)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided the combined benefit does not exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she ceases membership on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function (see Division 6 of Part 6) ; or

(B)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

Benefit options — after minimum retiring age

6.3.3     A member who ceases membership on involuntary retirement on or after minimum retiring age may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her final benefit accrual that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash, or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance, if any, of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance, if any, of his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her final benefit accrual , convert the balance into a pension ; or

(b)        to take his/her final benefit accrual as a pension ; or

(c)        to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(d)        to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(e)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided the combined benefit does not exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she ceases membership on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function (see Division 6 of Part 6) ; or

(B)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

4  Division 6 of Part 6

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Sale or Transfer of Assets Benefit Options

Division 6

 

 

 

Benefit options — PSS membership continues

6.6.1     A member who continues to be a member on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function is not entitled to any benefits until he/she ceases membership. When the member ceases membership he/she will be entitled to benefits under whichever Rule is applicable to him/her at that time.

Benefit options — PSS membership ceases

6.6.2     A member who ceases membership on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function and:

(a)        continues in employment with the new owner or transferee; and

(b)        could have continued to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer;

may choose:

(i)         to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided it will not cause him/her to exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

Benefit options — Continues in employment, but does not          change employer

6.6.3     A member who ceases membership on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function and continues in employment with the new owner or transferee, but does not change employer, is entitled to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit , or, as an alternative, may choose:

(i)         to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(ii)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided it will not cause him/her to exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she could have continued to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer (see Rule 6.6.2) ; or

(B)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

Benefit options — Involuntary retirement before 1 July 2000

6.6.4     A member who ceases membership on involuntary retirement before 1 July 2000 on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function is entitled to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit , or, as an alternative, may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her final benefit accrual that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash, or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her final benefit accrual , convert the balance into a pension ;

provided that the member :

(A)       ceases membership before minimum retiring age ; or

(B)       ceases membership on or after minimum retiring age and before age 60, and remains in the workforce; or

(b)        to be paid a lump sum of his/her final benefit accrual , or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her final benefit accrual , convert the balance into a pension ;

provided that the member :

(A)       ceases membership on or after minimum retiring age and before age 60, and retires permanently from the workforce; or

(B)       ceases membership on or after age 60; or

(c)        to take his/her final benefit accrual as a pension ; or

(d)        to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(e)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided the combined benefit does not exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she:

(i)         continues in employment with the new owner or transferee; and

(ii)        could have continued to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer (see Rule 6.6.2) ; or

(B)       he/she:

(i)         continues in employment with the new owner or transferee, but does not change employer; and

(ii)        was not allowed to continue to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer (see Rule 6.6.3) ; or

(C)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

 

Benefit options — Circumstances other than on involuntary retirement, and involuntary retirement on or after 1 July 2000

6.6.5     A member who ceases membership:

·                    in circumstances other than on involuntary retirement ; or

·                    on involuntary retirement on or after 1 July 2000 ;

on the sale or transfer of all or part of an organisation, business, service, asset or function is entitled to leave his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit , or, as an alternative, may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her final benefit accrual that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash and that does not exceed his/her accumulated member contributions , or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(iii)       convert the balance of his/her final benefit accrual into a pension ;

provided that the member :

(A)       ceases membership before minimum retiring age ; or

(B)       ceases membership on or after minimum retiring age and before age 60, and remains in the workforce; or

(b)        to be paid a lump sum of his/her final benefit accrual , or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         leave the balance of his/her final benefit accrual in the scheme as a preserved benefit ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her final benefit accrual ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her final benefit accrual , convert the balance into a pension ;

provided that the member :

(A)       ceases membership on or after minimum retiring age and before age 60, and retires permanently from the workforce; or

(B)       ceases membership on or after age 60; or

(c)        to take his/her final benefit accrual as a pension ; or

(d)        to roll-over his/her final benefit accrual , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(e)        to combine his/her final benefit accrual with the benefit accruing under another current period of membership , provided the combined benefit does not exceed his/her maximum benefit (see Rules 5.2.20 and 5.3.20) ;

unless:

(A)       he/she:

(i)         continues in employment with the new owner or transferee; and

(ii)        could have continued to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer (see Rule 6.6.2) ; or

(B)       he/she:

(i)         continues in employment with the new owner or transferee, but does not change employer; and

(ii)        was not allowed to continue to be a member of the scheme after the sale or transfer (see Rule 6.6.3) ; or

(C)       he/she transfers his/her benefits to an eligible superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.6) , or joins an approved superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.10) or an authorised superannuation scheme (see Rule 6.8.11) .

5  Division 7 of Part 6

Repeal the Division.

6  Division 4 of Part 8

Repeal the Division, substitute:

 

Early Access to Preserved Benefit on Involuntary Retirement after Sale or Transfer of Assets

Division 4

 

 

 

Benefit options for certain preserved benefit members on subsequent retrenchment

8.4.1     A former member who was employed by an organisation, business, service or asset or function nominated by the Minister and agreed by the Board immediately before the date of sale or transfer of that organisation, business, service or asset or function, and who:

(a)        was not allowed to continue to be a member after the sale or transfer; and

(b)        became entitled to a preserved benefit under Rule 6.6.3, 6.6.4 or 6.6.5 which includes all of his/her accumulated member contributions (other than any refunded Excess Contribution Multiple), accumulated productivity contributions and unfunded preserved benefit ; and

(c)        remains continuously in employment with the new owner or transferee, or any subsequent new owner or transferee; and

(d)        is subsequently retrenched by the new owner or transferee, or any subsequent new owner or transferee, within a period of three years of the date of sale or transfer of the organisation, business, service, asset or function; and

(e)        has not reached his/her maximum retiring age ;

may choose, within three months after the date of the retrenchment:

(A)       any one of the options in Rule 8.4.2 if he/she is retrenched before 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age ; or

(B)       any one of the options in Rule 8.4.3 if he/she is retrenched on or after 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age ; or

(C)       any one of the options in Rule 8.4.4 if he/she is retrenched on or after minimum retiring age .

Benefit options on retrenchment before 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age

8.4.2     A preserved benefit member who is retrenched before 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age under the conditions set out in Rule 8.4.1 may choose:

(a)        to retain his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(b)        to take his/her preserved benefit as a pension ; or

(c)        to roll-over his/her preserved benefit ; or

(d)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her preserved benefit that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash, or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         retain the balance of his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her preserved benefit ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her preserved benefit , convert the balance into a pension .

Benefit options on retrenchment on or after 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age

8.4.3     A preserved benefit member who is retrenched on or after 1 July 2000 and before minimum retiring age under the conditions set out in Rule 8.4.1 may choose:

(a)        to retain his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(b)        to take his/her preserved benefit as a pension ; or

(c)        to roll-over his/her preserved benefit , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(d)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her preserved benefit that the SIS Act permits to be paid in cash and that does not exceed his/her accumulated member contributions ,or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         retain the balance of his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance of his/her preserved benefit , with any amount that exceeds the member’s accumulated member contributions being treated as a preserved benefit for the purposes of the SIS Act ; or

(iii)       convert the balance into a pension .

Benefit options on retrenchment after minimum retiring age

8.4.4     A preserved benefit member who is retrenched on or after minimum retiring age under the conditions set out in Rule 8.4.1 may choose:

(a)        to be paid a lump sum of that part of his/her preserved benefit that is permitted to be paid in cash under the SIS Act , or a lump sum of less than that amount, and:

(i)         retain the balance, if any, of his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(ii)        roll-over the balance, if any, of his/her preserved benefit ; or

(iii)       if the balance is 50% or more of his/her preserved benefit , convert the balance into a pension ; or

(b)        to take his/her preserved benefit as a pension ; or

(c)        to retain his/her preserved benefit in the PSS scheme ; or

(d)        to roll-over his/her preserved benefit .

7  Amendment of Trust Deed

The powers of the Minister under section 5 of the Superannuation Act 1990 to amend the Trust Deed (within the meaning of that Act) extend to amending the Schedule to that Trust Deed for the purpose of changing the Rules contained in that Schedule as altered by this Schedule.

 



 

Schedule 5 Amendment of o the r Acts

   

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

1  Subsections 16(4), (4A) and (4B)

Repeal the subsections.

Law Officers Act 1964

2  Subsections 14(3), (4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995

3  Item 1 of Schedule 3

Omit “, 126 and 127”, substitute “and 126”.

4  Item 2 of Schedule 3

Omit “17A,”.

5  Item 2 of Schedule 3

Omit “127,”.

6  Item 3 of Schedule 3

Omit “127,”.

Workplace Relations Act 1996

7  Subsections 22(3), (4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 21 February 2002

Senate on 19 June 2002 ]

(53/02)