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Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999 to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.5 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and Medicare Levy Act 1986 to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds; and Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Act 2009 and Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Act 2009 to make minor technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/02/10  
Second reading moved 02/02/10  
Second reading debate 04/02/10  
Second reading debate 08/02/10  
Second reading debate 09/02/10  
Second reading debate 10/02/10  
Second reading debate 11/02/10  
Second reading agreed to 11/02/10  
Third reading agreed to 11/02/10  
Introduced and read a first time 22/02/10  
Second reading moved 24/02/10  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  

Text of bill

  • First reading (House of Representatives)

  • First reading (Senate)


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest