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Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: introduce mandatory continuous adjustment of family tax benefit rates in certain circumstances; cease fortnightly family tax benefit and past period payments in the same income year when income tax returns are not lodged; and enable information sharing between the Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink for reconciliation and debt offsetting purposes.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/06/09  
Second reading moved 03/06/09  
Second reading debate 17/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/09  
Second reading moved 17/06/09  
Second reading debate 18/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 18/06/09  
Assent 24/06/09 Act no.: 49 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (03/06/2009): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (16/06/2009)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)