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Act No. 63 of 2008 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013
An Act to amend the law relating to social security, veterans' affairs, family assistance, child support and taxation, and for related purposes
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 19 Sep 2013
Start Date 28 Jun 2013
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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008

No. 63, 2008 as amended

Compilation start date:                     28 June 2013

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 70, 2013

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008 as in force on 28 June 2013. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 18 September 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If a provision of the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details are included in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled law has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

 


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

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

4............ Review of operation of amendments................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Income limit for family tax benefit Part B                                5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         5

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                  5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                        8

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              8

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                             8

Schedule 2—Baby bonus                                                                                                 10

Part 1—Income limit for baby bonus                                                                  10

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                10

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 13

Part 2—Payment of baby bonus by instalments                                            16

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                16

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 16

Part 3—Baby bonus indexation                                                                             19

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                19

Part 4—Eligibility for baby bonus for adopted children                           20

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                20

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 20

Schedule 3—Seniors health card                                                                                22

Data‑matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                   22

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          22

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                           22

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            24

Schedule 4—Income management regime                                                            26

Part 1—Voluntary income management agreements                                  26

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                           26

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                      34

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                           34

Schedule 5—Eligibility for partner service pension                                        35

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            35

Schedule 6—Other amendments                                                                                 36

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                36

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 38

Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006                                                                                                                             38

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                     42

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          43

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    44

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            44

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                46

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             47

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           48

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                          49

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]                                                                         49

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                             49

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]                                                                        49


An Act to amend the law relating to social security, veterans’ affairs, family assistance, child support and taxation, and for related purposes

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

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 2008

2.  Schedule 1

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

3.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 and 2

1 January 2009.

1 January 2009

4.  Schedule 2, Part 3

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

5.  Schedule 2, Part 4

1 January 2009.

1 January 2009

6.  Schedule 3

1 September 2008.

1 September 2008

7.  Schedule 4, Part 1

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

8.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

9.  Schedule 5

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

10.  Schedule 6, items 1 and 2

Immediately after the commencement of item 8 of Schedule 8 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

11.  Schedule 6, items 3 and 4

Immediately after the commencement of item 55 of Schedule 8 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

12.  Schedule 6, item 5

Immediately after the commencement of item 155 of Schedule 8 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

13.  Schedule 6, item 6

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

14.  Schedule 6, items 7 and 8

Immediately after the commencement of item 63 of Schedule 5 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

15.  Schedule 6, item 9

Immediately after the commencement of item 155 of Schedule 8 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

15A.  Schedule 6, items 9A, 9B and 9C

Immediately after the commencement of items 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

16.  Schedule 6, items 10 and 11

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

18.  Schedule 6, item 13

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

20.  Schedule 6, item 15

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

21.  Schedule 6, items 16 and 17

Immediately after the commencement of items 73 and 74 of Schedule 5 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

6 December 2006

22.  Schedule 6, items 18 to 20

Immediately after the commencement of item 8 of Schedule 7 to the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006.

1 July 2008

23.  Schedule 6, items 21 to 23

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2008

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of 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 contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   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.

4  Review of operation of amendments

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of the operation of the amendments made by this Act to be undertaken and completed by 30 June 2010.

             (2)  The persons who undertake the review under subsection (1) must give the Minister a written report of the review.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review under subsection (1) to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of the day on which the report is given to the Minister.

             (4)  The review must be conducted by a panel of not less than 5 persons, of which at least:

                     (a)  3 persons must be nominated by relevant key stakeholder organisations; and

                     (b)  2 persons must be nominated by the Minister.

Schedule 1Income limit for family tax benefit Part B

Part 1Main amendments

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

1  Paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “29”, substitute “28B”.

2  Before Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Subdivision AAWhen Part B rate is nil

28B  When Part B rate is nil

             (1)  Despite Subdivisions A and B, an individual’s Part B rate is nil if the individual’s adjusted taxable income is more than $150,000.

Note:          If the individual is a member of a couple, the individual’s adjusted taxable income is the higher of the individual’s adjusted taxable income and the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner: see clause 3 of Schedule 3.

             (2)  However, subclause (1) does not apply while the individual, or the individual’s partner, is receiving a social security pension, a social security benefit, a service pension or income support supplement.

3  Subclause 3(2) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 4 of Schedule 1, if an individual is a member of a couple, the individual’s adjusted taxable income for an income year is:

                     (a)  for the purposes of Subdivision AA of Division 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 1:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income for that year; or

                             (ii)  the adjusted taxable income for that year of the individual’s partner if it is more than the individual’s adjusted taxable income for that year; and

                     (b)  for the purposes of the other provisions of Part 4 of Schedule 1:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income for that year; or

                             (ii)  the adjusted taxable income for that year of the individual’s partner if it is less than the individual’s adjusted taxable income for that year.

4  Schedule 4 (heading) (note)

Omit “75”, substitute “85”.

5  Clause 2 of Schedule 4 (after table item 17)

Insert:

 

17AA

Income limit for family tax benefit (Part B)

FTB income limit (B)

[Schedule 1—subclause 28B(1)]

6  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 4 (after table item 17)

Insert:

 

17AA

FTB income limit (B)

1 July

December

highest December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than December quarter 2007)

$1.00

7  Application

(1)       The amendments made by items 1 to 3 apply in relation to the 2008‑09 income year and later income years.

(2)       The amendment made by item 6 applies in relation to the indexation day that is 1 July 2009 and all later indexation days.

Part 2Other amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

8  After subsection 159J(1AA)

Insert:

       (1AB)  A taxpayer is not entitled, in his or her assessment in respect of a year of income, to a rebate under this section in respect of a dependant included in class 1, 2, 5 or 6 in the table in subsection (2) if the taxpayer’s taxable income for the year is more than $150,000.

9  After subsection 159L(3A)

Insert:

          (3B)  A taxpayer is not entitled, in his or her assessment in respect of a year of income, to a rebate under this section if the taxpayer’s taxable income for the year is more than $150,000.

10  Subsection 159P(4) (at the end of paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of dependant)

Add “or”.

11  Subsection 159P(4) (after paragraph (c) of the definition of dependant)

Insert:

                    (ca)  a person included in class 1, class 2, class 5 or class 6 in the table in subsection 159J(2) in respect of whom the taxpayer would be entitled to a rebate under section 159J but for subsection 159J(1AB); or

Medicare Levy Act 1986

12  Paragraph 8(1)(b)

After “subsection 159J(1AA)”, insert “or (1AB)”.

13  Paragraph 8(1)(d)

After “subsection 159L(3A)”, insert “or (3B)”.

14  Paragraph 8(2)(b)

After “subsection 159J(1AA)”, insert “or (1AB)”.

15  Paragraph 8(2)(d)

After “subsection 159L(3A)”, insert “or (3B)”.

16  Application

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to the 2008‑09 income year and later income years.

Schedule 2Baby bonus

Part 1Income limit for baby bonus

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

1  Subparagraph 36(2)(b)(i)

Omit “13”, substitute “26”.

2  Subparagraph 36(2)(c)(iii)

Omit “26”, substitute “52”.

3  At the end of subsection 36(2)

Add:

            ; and (d)  the claim for payment of baby bonus contains an estimate of the sum of:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income; and

                             (ii)  if the individual is a member of a couple on the day the claim is made—the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner;

                            for the period of 6 months beginning on the day of the child’s birth; and

                     (e)  that estimate is less than or equal to $75,000 and the Secretary considers that estimate to be reasonable.

4  Subsection 36(2A)

Omit “26”, substitute “52”.

5  Subsection 36(3)

Omit “13” (wherever occurring), substitute “26”.

6  At the end of subsection 36(3)

Add:

             ; and (e)  the claim for payment of baby bonus contains an estimate of the sum of:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income; and

                             (ii)  if the individual is a member of a couple on the day the claim is made—the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner;

                            for the period of 6 months beginning on the day the child is entrusted to care as mentioned in paragraph (b); and

                      (f)  that estimate is less than or equal to $75,000 and the Secretary considers that estimate to be reasonable.

7  Subparagraph 36(4)(b)(i)

Omit “13”, substitute “26”.

8  At the end of subsection 36(4)

Add:

             ; and (c)  the claim for payment of baby bonus contains an estimate of the sum of:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income; and

                             (ii)  if the individual is a member of a couple on the day the claim is made—the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner;

                            for the period of 6 months beginning on the day of the child’s delivery; and

                     (d)  that estimate is less than or equal to $75,000 and the Secretary considers that estimate to be reasonable.

9  Subparagraph 36(5)(c)(i)

Omit “13”, substitute “26”.

10  At the end of subsection 36(5)

Add:

            ; and (d)  the claim for payment of baby bonus contains an estimate of the sum of:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income; and

                             (ii)  if the individual is a member of a couple on the day the claim is made—the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner;

                            for the period of 6 months beginning on the day the child is entrusted to the care of the individual; and

                     (e)  that estimate is less than or equal to $75,000 and the Secretary considers that estimate to be reasonable.

11  At the end of section 36

Add:

Estimate of adjusted taxable income

             (6)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(d), (3)(e), (4)(c) or (5)(d):

                     (a)  a reference in Schedule 3 to an income year is taken to be a reference to the 6 month period mentioned in that paragraph; and

                     (b)  disregard subclause 2(2) and clauses 3 and 3A of that Schedule.

12  Subparagraph 38(e)(i)

Omit “26”, substitute “52”.

13  Subsection 39(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Stillborn child

             (3)  Second, an individual is eligible for maternity immunisation allowance in respect of a child if:

                     (a)  the child is a stillborn child; and

                     (b)  if the child had been born alive, the child would have been an FTB child of the individual at birth; and

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  the individual would have been eligible for family tax benefit in respect of the FTB child, at any time within the period of 13 weeks starting on the day of the child’s delivery, assuming the child had not been a stillborn child; or

                             (ii)  the individual would have been so eligible on the assumption described in subparagraph (i) except that the individual’s rate of family tax benefit, worked out under Division 1 of Part 4, is nil.

14  Clause 2 of Schedule 4 (after table item 17A)

Insert:

 

17AAA

Income limit for baby bonus

baby bonus income limit

[paragraphs 36(2)(e), (3)(f), (4)(d) and (5)(e)]

15  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 4 (after table item 17A)

Insert:

 

17AAA

baby bonus income limit

1 July

December

highest December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than December quarter 2007)

$1.00

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

16  After paragraph 38(2)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  in the case of a claim for baby bonus—the claim contains an estimate of the sum of:

                              (i)  the individual’s adjusted taxable income; and

                             (ii)  if the individual is a member of a couple on the day the claim is made—the adjusted taxable income of the individual’s partner;

                            for the 6 month period mentioned in paragraph 36(2)(d), (3)(e), (4)(c) or (5)(d) of the Family Assistance Act; and

17  At the end of section 38

Add:

Estimate of adjusted taxable income

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(aa):

                     (a)  a reference in Schedule 3 to the Family Assistance Act to an income year is taken to be a reference to the 6 month period referred to in that paragraph; and

                     (b)  disregard subclause 2(2) and clauses 3 and 3A of that Schedule.

18  Subsection 39(2)

Omit “26”, substitute “52”.

19  Subsection 39(3)

Omit “26”, substitute “52”.

Note:       The heading to subsection 39(3) is altered by omitting “26” and substituting “52”.

20  Paragraphs 41(3)(d) and (e)

Omit “13”, substitute “26”.

21  Paragraphs 41(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “13”, substitute “26”.

22  Application

(1)       The amendments made by items 1 to 11 and 16 to 21 apply in relation to:

                     (a)  so far as those amendments relate to subsection 36(2) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999—children born on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (b)  so far as those amendments relate to subsection 36(3) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999—children who become entrusted to care (within the meaning of that Act, as amended by Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013) on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (c)  so far as those amendments relate to subsection 36(4) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999—children delivered on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (d)  so far as those amendments relate to subsection 36(5) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999—children who become entrusted to care (within the meaning of that Act, as amended by Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013) on or after 1 January 2009.

(2)       The amendment made by item 12 applies in relation to an individual if the individual mentioned in paragraph 38(a) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 is eligible for baby bonus under section 36 of that Act (as amended by this Part).

(3)       The amendment made by item 13 applies in relation to children delivered on or after 1 January 2009.

(4)       The amendment made by item 15 applies in relation to the indexation day that is 1 July 2009 and all later indexation days.

Part 2Payment of baby bonus by instalments

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

23  Subparagraph 38(c)(ii)

Omit “47(1A), (2) or (3)”, substitute “47(1AA)”.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

24  Before subsection 47(1)

Insert:

Payment of baby bonus

       (1AA)  If the claimant is entitled to be paid baby bonus, the Secretary must, after each of the first 13 instalment periods that end after the determination granting the claim is made, pay to the claimant 1/13 of the amount of baby bonus that the claimant is entitled to be paid. The Secretary must pay it at such time as the Secretary considers appropriate and to the credit of a bank account nominated and maintained by the claimant.

       (1AB)  However, the Secretary may direct that the whole or a part of an amount which is to be paid for the purposes of subsection (1AA) is to be paid in a manner other than by payment to the credit of a bank account nominated and maintained by the claimant. If the Secretary gives the direction, the amount is to be paid in accordance with the direction (despite that subsection).

25  Subsection 47(1)

Omit “baby bonus or”.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 47(1) is inserted “Payment of maternity immunisation allowance”.

26  Subsections 47(1A) to (3A)

Repeal the subsections.

27  Subsection 47(4)

Omit “(1A), (2) or (3)”, substitute “(1AA)”.

28  After subsection 47(4)

Insert:

Alternative payment arrangements—baby bonus

          (4A)  If:

                     (a)  the claimant is entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(2), (3) or (5) of the Family Assistance Act and the child dies before the claimant is paid all of the amounts for the purposes of subsection (1AA) of this section; or

                     (b)  the claimant is entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(4) of the Family Assistance Act; or

                     (c)  the Secretary makes a determination under paragraph 37(3)(b) of the Family Assistance Act;

the Secretary may direct that the whole or a part of an amount which is to be paid for the purposes of subsection (1AA) of this section is to be paid in a different way from that provided for by that subsection. If the Secretary gives the direction, the amount is to be paid in accordance with the direction (despite that subsection).

29  Subsection 47(5)

Omit “this section”, substitute “subsection (1)”.

Note:       The heading to subsection 47(5) is altered by adding at the end “—maternity immunisation allowance”.

30  Subsection 47(5)

Omit “subsection (1) or (2)”, substitute “that subsection”.

31  Subsection 47(5)

Omit “those subsections”, substitute “that subsection”.

32  Subsection 47(6)

Omit “(1A), (2) or (3)”, substitute “(1AA)”.

33  Paragraph 66(2)(a)

Omit “47(2),”.

34  Application and transitional

(1)       The amendments made by items 24 to 33 apply in relation to:

                     (a)  for claimants entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(2) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 or section 38 of that Act (so far as it relates to that subsection)—children born on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (b)  for claimants entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(3) of that Act or section 38 of that Act (so far as it relates to that subsection)—children born on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (c)  for claimants entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(4) of that Act or section 38 of that Act (so far as it relates to that subsection)—children delivered on or after 1 January 2009; and

                     (d)  for claimants entitled to be paid baby bonus because of eligibility under subsection 36(5) of that Act or section 38 of that Act (so far as it relates to that subsection)—children who become entrusted to care (within the meaning of that Act, as amended by Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013) on or after 1 January 2009.

(2)       Subparagraph 38(c)(ii) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 applies on and after 1 January 2009 as if a reference in that subparagraph to subsection 47(1AA) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 included a reference to subsection 47(1A), (2) or (3) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 (as in force immediately before 1 January 2009).

Part 3Baby bonus indexation

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

35  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 4 (table item 17A)

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

17A

baby bonus

1 July

December

highest December quarter before reference quarter (but not earlier than December quarter 2007)

$1.00

36  Application

The amendment made by item 35 applies in relation to the indexation day that is 1 July 2009 and all later indexation days.

Part 4Eligibility for baby bonus for adopted children

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

37  Paragraph 36(5)(b)

Omit “2”, substitute “16”.

38  Paragraph 36(5)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph.

39  Subsections 37(1) and (2)

After “bonus”, insert “under subsection 36(2), (3) or (4)”.

40  Subsection 37(3)

After “for baby bonus”, insert “under subsection 36(2), (3) or (4)”.

41  Subsection 37(4)

After “couple is eligible for baby bonus”, insert “under subsection 36(2), (3), (4) or (5)”.

42  Subsection 66(1)

After “bonus”, insert “for an individual”.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

43  Paragraphs 39(2)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  if the circumstances covered by the claim involve eligibility under subsection 36(5) of the Family Assistance Act—the time the child is entrusted to the care of the claimant.

44  Application

The amendments made by items 37, 38 and 43 apply in relation to children who become entrusted to care (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, as amended by Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013) on or after 1 January 2009.

Schedule 3Seniors health card

  

Data‑matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990

1  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (c) of the definition of personal assistance)

Insert:

                  (caa)  a seniors health card referred to in subsection 1061ZG(1) of the Social Security Act 1991; or

2  Application

The amendment made by item 1 applies in relation to seniors health cards granted before, on or after the commencement of that item.

Social Security Act 1991

3  At the end of subsection 1061ZG(2)

Add:

Note:          If a person is qualified for a seniors health card, the Secretary must not make a determination granting a claim for the card in certain circumstances if the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(2) or (3) of the Administration Act of the person (about providing tax file numbers): see subsections 76(1A) and 77(1A) of that Act.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

4  At the end of subsection 37(8)

Add:

Note:          The Secretary must not make a determination granting a claim for a seniors health card in certain circumstances if the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(2) or (3) of the claimant (about providing tax file numbers): see subsections 76(1A) and 77(1A).

5  At the end of subsection 75(1)

Add:

               ; or (c)  has made a claim for a seniors health card; or

                     (d)  is the holder of a seniors health card.

6  After subsection 76(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(2) of a person who has made a claim for a seniors health card, the Secretary must not make a determination granting the claim unless, within 28 days after the request is made:

                     (a)  the person satisfies the request; or

                     (b)  the person satisfies subsection (2) or (3) of this section; or

                     (c)  the Secretary exempts the person from the need to satisfy the request.

          (1B)  If the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(2) of a person who is the holder of a seniors health card, the Secretary is to determine that the card is to be cancelled unless, within 28 days after the request is made:

                     (a)  the person satisfies the request; or

                     (b)  the person satisfies subsection (2) or (3) of this section; or

                     (c)  the Secretary exempts the person from the need to satisfy the request.

7  After subsection 77(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(3) of a person who has made a claim for a seniors health card, the Secretary must not make a determination granting the claim unless, within 28 days after the request is made:

                     (a)  the person satisfies the request; or

                     (b)  the person satisfies subsection (3) or (4) of this section; or

                     (c)  the Secretary exempts the person from the need to satisfy the request.

          (1B)  If the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(3) of a person who is the holder of a seniors health card, the Secretary is to determine that the card is to be cancelled unless, within 28 days after the request is made:

                     (a)  the person satisfies the request; or

                     (b)  the person satisfies subsection (3) or (4) of this section; or

                     (c)  the Secretary exempts the person from the need to satisfy the request.

8  At the end of subsection 86(1)

Add:

Note:          The Secretary must cancel a seniors health card in certain circumstances if the Secretary makes a request under subsection 75(2) or (3) of the holder (about providing tax file numbers): see subsections 76(1B) and 77(1B).

9  Section 121 (definition of adverse determination)

After “under”, insert “subsection 76(1B) or 77(1B) or”.

10  Paragraph 123(2)(a)

After “under”, insert “subsection 76(1B) or 77(1B) or”.

11  Application

(1)       Paragraph 75(1)(c) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 (as inserted by this Act) applies in relation to claims for seniors health cards made on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       Paragraph 75(1)(d) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 (as inserted by this Act) applies in relation to seniors health cards granted before, on or after the commencement of this item.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

12  Subsection 118V(1A) (note 2)

Omit “118ZAA”, substitute “118ZZA”.

13  At the end of subsection 118V(4)

Add:

Note:          If a person is eligible for a seniors health card, the Commission must not determine that the person is entitled to the card if the person fails to comply with a request in subsection 128A(3) or (3A) (about provision of tax file numbers).

14  Section 118ZG

After “section 118X”, insert “and subsection 128A(2A)”.

15  Paragraph 118ZK(b)

After “118ZO”, insert “or subsection 128A(2B)”.

16  Subsection 118ZR(1)

After “118ZO”, insert “or subsection 128A(2B)”.

17  After subsection 128A(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If a person (the eligible person) is eligible for a seniors health card under section 118V, the Commission must not determine that the person is entitled to the card if the person fails to comply with a request in subsection (3) or (3A) (whichever applies).

          (2B)  If a person (the eligible person) is the holder of a seniors health card, the Commission is to determine that the person ceases to be entitled to the card if the person fails to comply with a request in subsection (3) or (3A) (whichever applies).

Note 1:       For holder of a seniors health card see section 5PB.

Note 2:       For the date of effect of a determination under this subsection see section 118ZR.

18  Application

(1)       Subsection 128A(2A) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (as inserted by this Act) applies in relation to claims for seniors health cards made on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       Subsection 128A(2B) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (as inserted by this Act) applies in relation to seniors health cards granted before, on or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 4Income management regime

Part 1Voluntary income management agreements

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

1  Section 123TA (at the end of the dot‑point beginning with “A person may become subject to the income management regime”)

Add:

               ; or (f)  the person voluntarily agrees to be subject to the income management regime.

2  Section 123TC

Insert:

declared voluntary income management area has the meaning given by section 123TGA.

3  Section 123TC (definition of subject to the income management regime)

Omit “or 123UF”, substitute “, 123UF or 123UFA”.

4  Section 123TC

Insert:

voluntary income management agreement means an agreement under section 123UM.

5  After section 123TG

Insert:

123TGA  Declared voluntary income management area

                   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that:

                     (a)  a specified State; or

                     (b)  a specified Territory; or

                     (c)  a specified area;

is a declared voluntary income management area for the purposes of this Part.

6  At the end of Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part 3B

Add:

123UFA  Persons subject to the income management regime—voluntary income management agreement

                   For the purposes of this Part, a person is subject to the income management regime at a particular time if, at that time, a voluntary income management agreement is in force in relation to the person.

7  At the end of Division 2 of Part 3B

Add:

Subdivision DVoluntary income management agreements

123UM  Voluntary income management agreement

             (1)  A person may enter into a written agreement with the Secretary under which the person agrees voluntarily to be subject to the income management regime throughout the period when the agreement is in force.

             (2)  An agreement under subsection (1) is to be known as a voluntary income management agreement.

             (3)  The Secretary must not enter into a voluntary income management agreement with a person (the first person) unless:

                     (a)  the first person is an eligible recipient of a category H welfare payment; and

                     (b)  the first person’s usual place of residence is within a declared voluntary income management area; and

                     (c)  if the first person has a payment nominee—the payment nominee is not an excluded payment nominee; and

                     (d)  if the first person is a payment nominee in relation to another person—a consent given by the other person is in force under section 123UP in relation to the first person.

             (4)  In deciding whether to enter into a voluntary income management agreement with a person, the Secretary must have regard to:

                     (a)  the extent to which it would be feasible for the Secretary to take action under Division 6 in relation to the person if the person were subject to the income management regime; and

                     (b)  such other matters (if any) as the Secretary considers relevant.

             (5)  The Secretary must not enter into a voluntary income management agreement with a person if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to the income management regime under section 123UB, 123UC, 123UD, 123UE or 123UF; or

                     (b)  during the 12‑month period ending when the voluntary income management agreement is to come into force, there were 2 or more occasions on which previous voluntary income management agreements relating to the person were terminated under subsection 123UO(2).

123UN  Duration of voluntary income management agreement

             (1)  A voluntary income management agreement in relation to a person (the first person):

                     (a)  comes into force at the time specified in the agreement, so long as:

                              (i)  at that time, the first person is an eligible recipient of a category H welfare payment; and

                             (ii)  at that time, the first person’s usual place of residence is within a declared voluntary income management area; and

                            (iii)  if, at that time, the first person has a payment nominee—the payment nominee is not an excluded payment nominee; and

                            (iv)  if, at that time, the first person is a payment nominee in relation to another person—a consent given by the other person is in force under section 123UP in relation to the first person; and

                             (v)  at that time, the first person is not subject to the income management regime under section 123UB, 123UC, 123UD, 123UE or 123UF; and

                     (b)  remains in force for 12 months.

             (2)  Subsection (1) has effect subject to section 123UO.

             (3)  If a voluntary income management agreement (the original agreement) in relation to a person is in force, subsection (1) does not prevent the Secretary from entering into a new voluntary income management agreement with the person, so long as the new agreement is expressed to come into force immediately after the original agreement ceases to be in force.

             (4)  If a voluntary income management agreement in relation to a person has ceased to be in force, subsection (1) does not prevent the Secretary from entering into a new voluntary income management agreement with the person.

123UO  Termination of voluntary income management agreement

Termination by request

             (1)  If a voluntary income management agreement relates to a person, the person may, by written notice given to the Secretary, request the Secretary to terminate the agreement.

             (2)  The Secretary must comply with a request under subsection (1) as soon as practicable after receiving the request.

Grounds of termination

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a voluntary income management agreement in relation to a person (the first person) is in force; and

                     (b)  any of the following events occurs:

                              (i)  the first person ceases to be an eligible recipient of a category H welfare payment;

                             (ii)  the first person’s usual place of residence ceases to be within a declared voluntary income management area;

                            (iii)  in a case where the first person has a payment nominee—the payment nominee becomes an excluded payment nominee;

                            (iv)  in a case where the first person is a payment nominee in relation to another person—a consent given by the other person under section 123UP in relation to the first person ceases to be in force;

                             (v)  the first person becomes subject to the income management regime under section 123UB, 123UC, 123UD, 123UE or 123UF;

                            (vi)  the Secretary becomes satisfied that it is not feasible for the Secretary to take action under Division 6 in relation to the first person;

the Secretary must terminate the voluntary income management agreement as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the event.

Limit on new voluntary income management agreements

             (4)  If a voluntary income management agreement in relation to a person is terminated under this section, the Secretary must not enter into another voluntary income management agreement with the person within 60 days after the termination.

123UP  Consent for payment nominee to enter voluntary income management agreement

             (1)  If a person has a payment nominee, the person may give the Secretary a written consent to the existence of a voluntary income management agreement that relates to the payment nominee.

             (2)  A consent given by a person under subsection (1) remains in force until the person, by written notice given to the Secretary, withdraws the consent.

8  Paragraph 123WJ(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if, immediately before the first person ceased to be subject to the income management regime, the first person was subject to the income management regime under section 123UB, 123UC, 123UD, 123UE or 123UF—the Secretary is satisfied that the first person is not likely to become subject to the income management regime within 60 days after the cessation; and

                     (d)  if, immediately before the first person ceased to be subject to the income management regime, the first person was subject to the income management regime under section 123UFA—the Secretary is satisfied that the first person is not likely to become subject to the income management regime under section 123UB, 123UC, 123UD, 123UE or 123UF within 60 days after the cessation.

9  At the end of subsection 123WJ(9)

Add:

               ; or (c)  immediately before the first person ceased to be subject to the income management regime, the first person was subject to the income management regime under section 123UFA.

10  After Subdivision D of Division 5 of Part 3B

Insert:

Subdivision DAVoluntary income management agreements

123XPA  Deductions from category I welfare payments—instalments

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a person is subject to the income management regime under section 123UFA; and

                     (b)  an instalment of a category I welfare payment is payable to the person.

Deductions from category I welfare payments—instalments

             (2)  The following provisions have effect:

                     (a)  the Secretary must deduct from the instalment of the category I welfare payment the deductible portion of the instalment;

                     (b)  an amount equal to the deductible portion of the instalment is credited to the Special Account;

                     (c)  an amount equal to the deductible portion of the instalment is credited to the person’s income management account.

Deductible portion

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the deductible portion of an instalment of a category I welfare payment is:

                     (a)  70%; or

                     (b)  if another percentage (not exceeding 100%) is specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph—the other percentage;

of the net amount of the instalment (rounded down to the nearest cent).

             (4)  An instrument under paragraph (3)(b) may specify different percentages in relation to different category I welfare payments.

123XPB  Deductions from category I welfare payments—lump sums

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a person is subject to the income management regime under section 123UFA; and

                     (b)  a category I welfare payment is payable to the person otherwise than by instalments.

Deductions from category I welfare payments—lump sums

             (2)  The following provisions have effect:

                     (a)  the Secretary must deduct from the category I welfare payment the deductible portion of the payment;

                     (b)  an amount equal to the deductible portion of the payment is credited to the Special Account;

                     (c)  an amount equal to the deductible portion of the payment is credited to the person’s income management account.

Deductible portion

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the deductible portion of a category I welfare payment is:

                     (a)  100%; or

                     (b)  if a lower percentage is specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph—the lower percentage;

of the net amount of the payment (rounded down to the nearest cent).

             (4)  An instrument under paragraph (3)(b) may specify different percentages in relation to different category I welfare payments.

Part 2Other amendments

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

11  Subsection 123WL(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Lump sum payment

             (3)  The residual amount is to be paid to:

                     (a)  the legal personal representative of the person; or

                     (b)  if:

                              (i)  the residual amount is $500 or less; and

                             (ii)  the Secretary has not been notified of the existence of a legal personal representative of the person; and

                            (iii)  the Secretary is satisfied that another person is carrying out, or will carry out, an appropriate activity in relation to the estate or affairs of the person;

                            that other person;

as a single lump sum on a day determined by the Secretary.

12  Subsections 123WM(1), (2), (3) and (4)

Omit “the legal personal representative of”.

13  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a person who died before, or dies at or after, the commencement of this Part.

Schedule 5Eligibility for partner service pension

  

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  Paragraph 38(1B)(a)

Omit “the age of 50 years”, substitute “qualifying age”.

2  At the end of subsection 38(1B)

Add:

Note:          For qualifying age see section 5Q.

3  Application

The amendment made by item 1 applies in relation to claims for partner service pension made on or after 1 July 2008.

Schedule 6Other amendments

  

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

1  Subsection 3(1) (at the end of the definition of regular care child)

Add:

Note:          See also section 25A.

2  After section 25

Insert:

25A  Regular care child for each day in period of care

                   If, under subsection 22(6A), the Secretary determines that a child was, or will be, in the care of an individual for at least 14% and less than 35% of a period, the child is taken to be a regular care child of that individual for the purposes of this Act on each day in that period, whether or not the child was in that individual’s care on that day.

3  Subsection 59(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  An individual has a shared care percentage under this section for an FTB child of the individual if:

                     (a)  the Secretary has determined, under subsection 22(6A), a percentage of the period mentioned in that subsection during which the child was, or will be, in the care of the individual; and

                     (b)  that percentage is at least 35% and not more than 65%.

Note:          The Secretary is taken to have made a determination under subsection 22(6A) in a blended family case (see paragraph 27(2)(b)).

4  Subsection 59(2) (table item 4)

Repeal the item.

5  Paragraphs 1(1)(a) and (2)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “24”, substitute “24S”.

6  Subparagraphs 1(2)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of Schedule 1

Omit “or a service pension”, substitute “, a service pension or income support supplement”.

7  At the end of subclause 20B(2) of Schedule 1

Add “, disregarding so much of that rate as is attributable to the individual receiving disability expenses maintenance”.

8  At the end of clause 20C of Schedule 1

Add:

             (3)  Subclause (2) does not apply in relation to the individual and the child for a period if subclause 20B(2), (3) or (4) has applied in relation to the individual and the child for that period.

9  Subclause 24K(2) of Schedule 1 (formula)

After “from the maintenance payer”, insert “, disregarding any child for whom maintenance income is disregarded under paragraph (a) of step 1 of the method statement in clause 20”.

9A  Paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 3

Omit “reportable fringe benefits total”, substitute “adjusted fringe benefits total”.

9B  Clause 4 of Schedule 3

Repeal the clause, substitute:

4  Adjusted fringe benefits total

                   An individual’s adjusted fringe benefits total for an income year is the amount worked out using the formula:

                  

where:

FBT rate is the rate of tax set by the Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986 for the FBT year (as defined in the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986) beginning on the 1 April just before the start of the income year.

reportable fringe benefits total is the amount that the Secretary is satisfied is the individual’s reportable fringe benefits total (as defined in the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986) for the income year.

9C  Application

The amendments made by items 9A and 9B apply in relation to the 2008‑09 income year and later income years.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

10  Paragraph 10(4)(a)

Omit “the income year”, substitute “either of the 2 income years”.

11  Paragraphs 10(4)(b) and (d)

Omit “or service pension”, substitute “, service pension or income support supplement”.

13  Paragraph 21(3)(b)

Omit “or service pension”, substitute “, service pension or income support supplement”.

15  Application

The amendments made by items 10 and 11 apply in relation to claims made on or after the commencement of those items.

Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Act 2006

16  Item 73 of Schedule 5

Repeal the item, substitute:

73  Application of amendments in relation to child support agreements

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule (other than item 58) apply (subject to subitems (2) and (3)) in respect of a child support agreement if:

                     (a)  the application for acceptance of the agreement is made after Division 3 of Part 1 of this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  the agreement period for the agreement ends on or after 1 July 2008.

Note:       For the definition of agreement period, see subitem (6).

Child support agreements that span 1 July 2008

(2)       If the agreement period for a child support agreement covered by subitem (1) begins before 1 July 2008, then:

                     (a)  the agreement is taken to be 2 separate agreements; and

                     (b)  the first agreement is taken to have effect for the period that:

                              (i)  begins at the beginning of the agreement period; and

                             (ii)  ends on 30 June 2008 (including that day); and

                     (c)  the second agreement is taken to have effect for the period that:

                              (i)  begins on 1 July 2008 (including that day); and

                             (ii)  ends at the end of the agreement period.

(3)       If a child support agreement is taken to be 2 separate agreements under subitem (2), then the Assessment Act, the Registration and Collection Act, the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and the Social Security Act 1991, as in force immediately before 1 July 2008, continue to apply, after that time, in respect of the first agreement mentioned in paragraph (2)(b).

Note:       Those Acts as in force on and after 1 July 2008 apply, under subitem (1), in respect of the second agreement mentioned in paragraph (2)(c).

(4)       The Registrar or a court may make different decisions, or take different actions, in relation to the 2 separate agreements mentioned in subitem (2).

Example: The Registrar might refuse to accept the first agreement, while accepting the second agreement.

Effect of old law continues in certain cases

(5)       To avoid doubt, if:

                     (a)  an application is made for acceptance of a child support agreement before Division 3 of Part 1 of this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  immediately before that Division commences, the agreement has been neither accepted nor refused by the Registrar;

then the Assessment Act, the Registration and Collection Act, the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and the Social Security Act 1991, as in force immediately before 1 July 2008, continue to apply, after that time, in respect of the child support agreement.

Definition of agreement period

(6)       In this item:

agreement period, for a child support agreement covered by subitem (1), means the period for which the child support agreement has effect.

73A  Application of amendments in relation to court orders

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule (other than item 58) apply (subject to subitem (2)) in respect of an application made to a court for an order if:

                     (a)  the application is made after Division 3 of Part 1 of this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  the application relates to a period that ends on or after 1 July 2008.

Applications that span 1 July 2008

(2)       If the application relates to a period that begins on a day (the first day) before 1 July 2008, then:

                     (a)  the Assessment Act and the Registration and Collection Act, as in force immediately before 1 July 2008, apply in relation to the period mentioned in paragraph (b), in relation to the following:

                              (i)  making an order in response to the application;

                             (ii)  any appeal to another court in relation to an order made in response to the application;

                            (iii)  any decision or action taken by the Registrar in relation to an order made in response to the application; and

                     (b)  for the purposes of paragraph (a), the period is the period that:

                              (i)  begins on the first day (including that day); and

                             (ii)  ends on 30 June 2008 (including that day).

Note:       Those Acts as in force on and after 1 July 2008 apply, under subitem (1), in respect of the period that begins on 1 July 2008.

(3)       A court may, in response to an application, make different orders for:

                     (a)  the period that ends on 30 June 2008; and

                     (b)  the period that begins on 1 July 2008.

(4)       The Registrar may make different decisions, and take different actions, in relation to different orders made in response to an application.

Effect of old law continues in certain cases

(5)       To avoid doubt, if:

                     (a)  an application is made to a court before Division 3 of Part 1 of this Schedule commences; and

                     (b)  immediately before that Division commences, the application has not been finally dealt with by the court;

then the Assessment Act and the Registration and Collection Act, as in force immediately before 1 July 2008, continue to apply after that time in relation to the following:

                     (c)  making an order in response to the application;

                     (d)  any appeal to another court in relation to an order made in response to the application;

                     (e)  any decision or action taken by the Registrar in relation to an order made in response to the application.

17  Subitem 74(2) of Schedule 5

Omit “73(2)”, substitute “73(5)”.

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

18  Paragraph 72AA(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  instructing the Secretary to:

                              (i)  make the prescribed periodic deduction from the person’s social security pension or social security benefit from a specified day until the debt is paid; or

                             (ii)  if the Registrar is satisfied the person is in financial hardship—make the specified lesser periodic deduction from the person’s social security pension or social security benefit from a specified day until the debt is paid.

19  Paragraph 72AC(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  if subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) applies—instruct the Repatriation Commission to:

                              (i)  make periodic deductions prescribed in the regulations from the person’s pension or allowance from a specified day until the debt is paid; or

                             (ii)  if the Registrar is satisfied the person is in financial hardship—make specified lesser periodic deductions from the person’s pension or allowance from a specified day until the debt is paid.

20  Transitional

(1)       The amendment made by item 18 does not affect the validity of a notice given under subsection 72AA(2) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 before the commencement of this item.

(2)       Regulations made before the commencement of this item for the purposes of paragraph 72AA(2)(d) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and expressed to commence on 1 July 2008 have effect, after the commencement of this item, as if they had been made for the purposes of subparagraph 72AA(2)(d)(i) of that Act.

(3)       Regulations made before the commencement of this item for the purposes of paragraph 72AC(2)(d) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and expressed to commence on 1 July 2008 have effect, after the commencement of this item, as if they had been made for the purposes of subparagraph 72AC(2)(d)(i) of that Act.

Social Security Act 1991

21  Subsection 93K(1) (note)

Omit “Part 2.3”, substitute “Part 3.2 (including because of the operation of Pension Rate Calculator B in Part 3.3)”.

22  Subsection 1192(1)

Omit “have effect”, substitute “has effect”.

23  Section 1198B

Omit “have effect”, substitute “has effect”.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide details of the history of this legislation and its provisions. The following endnotes are included in each compilation:

 

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments

Endnote 6—Modifications

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous

 

If there is no information under a particular endnote, the word “none” will appear in square brackets after the endnote heading.

 

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key in this endnote sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

 

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

 

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended the compiled law. The information includes commencement information for amending laws and details of application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

 

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision level. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.

 

Uncommenced amendments—Endnote 5

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law, but the text of the amendments is included in endnote 5.

Modifications—Endnote 6

If the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details of the modification are included in endnote 6.

 

Misdescribed amendments—Endnote 7

An amendment is a misdescribed amendment if the effect of the amendment cannot be incorporated into the text of the compilation. Any misdescribed amendment is included in endnote 7.

 

Miscellaneous—Endnote 8

Endnote 8 includes any additional information that may be helpful for a reader of the compilation.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

pres = present

am = amended

prev = previous

c = clause(s)

(prev) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expired or ceased to have effect

rep = repealed

hdg = heading(s)

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

mod = modified/modification

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

No = Number(s)

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

o = order(s)

SR = Statutory Rules

Ord = Ordinance

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

orig = original

SubPt = Subpart(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

 

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

 

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008

63, 2008

30 June 2008

See s 2(1)

 

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013

70, 2013

27 June 2013

Sch 3 (items 42–46, 57): 28 June 2013

Sch 3 (item 57)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Sch 2

 

Pt 1

 

item 22..............................

am No 70, 2013

Pt 2

 

item 34..............................

am No 70, 2013

Pt 4

 

item 44..............................

am No 70, 2013

 

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]