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Act No. 81 of 1999 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019
An Act to implement A New Tax System by providing assistance to families, and for related purposes
Administered by: Social Services; Education
Registered 17 Jul 2019
Start Date 01 Jul 2019
End Date 12 Dec 2019
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A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

No. 81, 1999

Compilation No. 96

Compilation date:                              1 July 2019

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 49, 2019

Registered:                                         17 July 2019

This compilation is in 2 volumes

Volume 1:       sections 1–152D

Volume 2:       sections 153–235

                        Endnotes

Each volume has its own contents

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2019 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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

Editorial changes

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Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 6—Provisions relating to information                                                            1

Division 1—Information gathering                                                                       1

153........ Application of Division....................................................................... 1

153A..... Reasonable belief needed to require information, documents or records  1

154........ General power to obtain information................................................... 1

155........ Power to obtain information from a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth               3

156........ Obtaining information about a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth       3

157........ Obtaining information to verify claims etc.......................................... 4

157A..... Obtaining records supporting certificate under section 85CB............. 6

158........ Written notice of requirement.............................................................. 7

159........ Offence: failure to comply with requirement....................................... 8

159A..... Requesting information for the purposes of a care percentage determination under the child support law               8

159B..... Self‑incrimination................................................................................ 8

159C..... Use of information in investigations etc.............................................. 9

160........ Relationship with other laws............................................................... 9

Division 1A—Use of tax file numbers                                                                11

160A..... Use of tax file numbers..................................................................... 11

Division 2—Confidentiality                                                                                     13

161........ Operation of Division....................................................................... 13

162........ Protection of personal information.................................................... 14

163........ Offence: unauthorised access to protected information..................... 15

164........ Offence: unauthorised use of protected information.......................... 15

165........ Offence: soliciting disclosure of protected information..................... 16

166........ Offence: offering to supply protected information............................ 17

167........ Protection of certain documents etc. from production to court etc..... 17

168........ Disclosure of information by Secretary............................................. 17

169........ Guidelines for exercise of Secretary’s disclosure powers................. 19

170........ Officer’s declaration.......................................................................... 19

Division 3—False statements etc.                                                                         20

Subdivision A—Preliminary                                                                                 20

171........ Application of Division..................................................................... 20

Subdivision B—Offences                                                                                        20

172........ False statement in connection with claim........................................... 20

173........ False statement to deceive................................................................. 21

174........ False statement or document............................................................. 21

175........ Obtaining payment where no entitlement.......................................... 22

176........ Payment obtained by fraud................................................................ 22

Subdivision C—Penalties                                                                                       23

177........ Penalty for contravention of Subdivision B...................................... 23

178........ Repayment of family assistance........................................................ 23

179........ Penalty where person convicted of more than one offence................ 23

Subdivision D—Procedural matters                                                                    24

180........ Joining of charges............................................................................. 24

181........ Particulars of each offence................................................................ 24

182........ Trial of joined charges....................................................................... 24

183........ Evidentiary effect of Secretary’s certificate....................................... 24

184........ Enforcement of court certificate as judgment..................................... 25

Part 7—Liability of certain employers and principals for offences      26

Division 1—Interpretation                                                                                       26

185........ State of mind of a person.................................................................. 26

188........ Offence............................................................................................. 26

Division 3—Proceedings against non‑corporations                                   27

191........ State of mind of individual................................................................ 27

192........ Conduct of employee or agent........................................................... 27

193........ Exclusion of imprisonment as penalty for certain offences............... 27

Part 8—Approval of provider of child care services                                      28

Division 1—Provider approval                                                                             28

194A..... Application for approval................................................................... 28

194B..... Provider approval.............................................................................. 28

194C..... Provider eligibility rules.................................................................... 30

194D..... Service eligibility rules...................................................................... 31

194E...... Fit and proper person considerations................................................ 32

194F...... Meaning of person with management or control.............................. 34

194G..... Meaning of approved child care service........................................... 34

194H..... Obligations and permissions of an approved child care service are those of the approved provider         35

Division 2—Conditions for continued approval                                           36

195A..... Conditions for continued approval—compliance with rules and law 36

195B..... Conditions for continued approval—child care places limit not to be exceeded        37

195C..... Conditions for continued approval—operating period for each approved child care service    37

195D..... Conditions for continued approval—working with children card..... 38

195E...... Condition for continued approval—compliance with conditions imposed by Minister            38

195F...... Condition for continued approval—compliance with conditions imposed by Secretary           38

195G..... Reassessment of continued approval................................................. 39

195H..... Consequences of breach of conditions for continued approval......... 39

Division 3—Adding or removing services                                                       41

196A..... Application to add or remove service................................................ 41

196B..... Adding a service on application........................................................ 41

196C..... Removing a service on application.................................................... 42

Division 4—Suspension, variation and cancellation of approval        44

197A..... Immediate suspension....................................................................... 44

197B..... Suspension for multiple infringement notices................................... 45

197C..... Cancellation on request..................................................................... 45

197D..... Cancellation if provider should not have been approved................... 46

197E...... Variation if provider should not have been approved in respect of a service            46

197F...... Cancellation for failure of provider to provide care for 3 continuous months           46

197G..... Variation for failure of service to provide care for 3 continuous months  47

197H..... Cancellation for ceasing to operate any approved child care service.. 48

197J...... Variation for ceasing to operate a child care service.......................... 48

197K..... Cancellation because no longer approved in respect of any child care service          49

Division 5—Allocation of child care places                                                    50

198A..... Allocation of child care places to approved child care services......... 50

198B..... Secretary to allocate child care places................................................ 50

198C..... Reduction of allocation of child care places by unused or unusable places               51

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                       53

199A..... Procedure before certain consequences apply................................... 53

199B..... Publicising sanctions or suspensions................................................ 53

199C..... Notice to Secretary of matters affecting approval.............................. 54

199D..... Notice to provider of review rights for decisions under this Part...... 55

199E...... Notifying individuals about effect on eligibility................................ 55

199F...... Certain providers not required to comply with requirements............. 56

199G..... Minister’s rules in relation to backdating of approvals etc................ 57

Part 8A—Provider requirements and other matters                                     58

Division 1—Requirements in relation to enrolments and relevant arrangements           58

200A..... Enrolment notices.............................................................................. 58

200B..... When a child is enrolled.................................................................... 60

200C..... Variation of complying written arrangements................................... 61

200D..... Updates in relation to enrolled children............................................. 61

Division 2—Requirements in relation to CCS and ACCS by fee reduction         64

201A..... Requirement to pass on fee reduction amount to individual entitled to be paid CCS or ACCS                64

201B..... Enforcing payment of hourly session fees........................................ 65

201C..... Charging no more than usual hourly session fee............................... 66

201D..... Requirement to give individuals statements of entitlement................ 67

201E...... Statements following changes of entitlement..................................... 68

Division 3—Requirements in relation to records                                        70

202A..... Requirement to make records............................................................ 70

202B..... Requirement to keep records............................................................. 70

202C..... Requirement to keep records in relation to certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)               72

202D..... Requirement to keep Secretary informed about location of records after suspension or cancellation        73

Division 4—Requirements relating to large centre‑based day care providers  75

203A..... Secretary may require financial information relating to large centre‑based day care providers 75

203B..... Persons to whom a financial information notice may be given.......... 76

203C..... Audit of approved provider............................................................... 78

203D..... Report relating to an audit................................................................. 78

Division 5—Requirements in relation to information and reports     79

204A..... Requirements if approved provider stops operating an approved child care service 79

204B..... Requirement to report about children for whom care is provided...... 80

204C..... Dealing with inaccurate reports......................................................... 82

204D..... Requirement to give information about number of child care places. 84

204E...... Requirement to provide further information to Secretary about enrolled children     85

204F...... Requirement to notify Secretary of certain matters............................ 85

204G..... Requirements prescribed by Minister’s rules in relation to children who are members of a prescribed class           86

204H..... Requirements that continue after provider’s approval is suspended, cancelled or varied          86

204J...... Collection, use or disclosure of information for financial viability purposes            89

204K..... Notice to State/Territory body of child at risk of serious abuse or neglect                89

Division 6—Business continuity payments                                                      91

205A..... Business continuity payments........................................................... 91

205B..... Setting off business continuity payments.......................................... 91

Part 8B—Nominees                                                                                                             93

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            93

219TA... Definitions........................................................................................ 93

Division 2—Appointment of nominees                                                               95

219TB... Appointment of payment nominee.................................................... 95

219TC... Appointment of correspondence nominee......................................... 95

219TD... Provisions relating to appointments.................................................. 95

219TE... Suspension and cancellation of nominee appointments..................... 96

Division 3—Payments to payment nominee                                                    98

219TF... Payment of amounts to payment nominee......................................... 98

Division 4—Functions and responsibilities of nominees                           99

219TG... Actions of correspondence nominee on behalf of principal............... 99

219TH... Giving of notices to correspondence nominee................................... 99

219TI.... Compliance by correspondence nominee........................................ 100

219TJ.... Notification by nominee of matters affecting ability to act as nominee 102

219TK... Statement by payment nominee regarding disposal of money......... 103

Division 5—Other matters                                                                                     105

219TL... Protection of person against liability for actions of nominee........... 105

219TM.. Protection of nominee against criminal liability............................... 105

219TN... Duty of nominee to principal........................................................... 105

219TO... Saving of Secretary’s powers of revocation.................................... 106

219TP... Saving of Secretary’s powers to give notices to principal............... 106

219TQ... Notification of nominee where notice given to principal................. 106

219TR... Right of nominee to attend with principal........................................ 106

Part 8C—Regulatory powers                                                                                     108

Division 1—Monitoring powers                                                                          108

219UA.. Monitoring powers......................................................................... 108

219UB.. Meaning of listed child care information provision........................ 110

219UC.. Modification of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act..................... 112

219UD.. Appointment of authorised persons................................................ 112

Division 2—Civil penalties                                                                                     114

219VA.. Civil penalty provisions.................................................................. 114

219VB.. Requirement for person to assist with applications for civil penalty orders              114

Division 3—Infringement notices                                                                       116

219WA. Infringement notices........................................................................ 116

Division 4—General rules about offences and civil penalty provisions 118

219XA.. Physical elements of offences......................................................... 118

219XB.. Contravening an offence provision or a civil penalty provision...... 118

Part 9—Other matters                                                                                                     119

220........ General administration of family assistance law.............................. 119

220A..... Minister requiring person to assist in criminal proceedings............ 119

221........ Delegation....................................................................................... 120

221A..... Committees..................................................................................... 120

222........ Decisions to be in writing............................................................... 122

223........ Secretary may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions 122

224........ Notice of decisions.......................................................................... 122

225........ Payment of deductions to Commissioner of Taxation..................... 123

226........ Setting off family assistance entitlement against tax liability........... 124

227........ Payment of deductions to Child Support Registrar......................... 124

228........ Maximum deduction....................................................................... 125

228A..... Payment of other deductions on request.......................................... 126

229........ Judicial notice of certain matters...................................................... 127

230........ Documentary evidence.................................................................... 127

230A..... Application of family assistance law to providers that are partnerships 128

230B..... Application of family assistance law to providers that are unincorporated               129

231........ Application of family assistance law to unincorporated bodies....... 130

232........ Annual report.................................................................................. 131

233........ Appropriation.................................................................................. 132

234........ Agreements on administrative arrangements................................... 133

235........ Regulations..................................................................................... 134

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  136

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                          136

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                              138

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                           139

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                         161

 


Part 6Provisions relating to information

Division 1Information gathering

153  Application of Division

             (1)  This Division:

                     (a)  binds the Crown in all its capacities; and

                     (b)  extends to:

                              (i)  acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia, whether or not in a foreign country; and

                             (ii)  all persons, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship.

             (3)  This Division does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

153A  Reasonable belief needed to require information, documents or records

                   The Secretary can only require a person to:

                     (a)  give information; or

                     (b)  produce a document; or

                     (c)  produce records;

under this Division if the Secretary reasonably believes that the person will be able to give the information or produce the document or records.

154  General power to obtain information

             (1)  The Secretary may require a person to give information, or produce a document, to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information or document may be relevant to either or both of the following matters:

                     (a)  whether the person, or any other person, whom the Secretary has determined to be entitled to be paid family assistance is or was eligible for the family assistance, or for family assistance of the amount determined;

                     (b)  whether the person or any other person to whom a payment of family assistance has been made was entitled to the payment.

             (2)  The Secretary may require a person to:

                     (a)  give information; or

                     (b)  produce a document;

to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information or document may be relevant to whether a person who has claimed family assistance, but who has not had the claim determined, is eligible for family assistance.

             (3)  The Secretary may require a person to:

                     (a)  give information; or

                     (b)  produce a document;

to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information or document may be relevant to whether an approved provider is eligible for ACCS (child wellbeing) or the amount of ACCS (child wellbeing) an approved provider is entitled to be paid.

             (4)  The Secretary may require a person to give information, or produce a document, to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information or document may be relevant to:

                     (a)  an application by the person, or any other person, for approval for the purposes of the family assistance law; or

                     (b)  the question of whether an approved provider should continue to be approved; or

                     (c)  an application by the person, or any other person, for the approval of an approved provider to be varied; or

                     (d)  the question of whether a child care service should continue to be approved in respect of the person, or any other person; or

                     (e)  the records that a person is required to keep under section 202D.

             (5)  The Secretary may require a person who is required to keep records under section 202D to produce to a specified agency such of those records as are specified in the notice given to the person under section 158.

             (6)  The Secretary may require a person to give information, or produce a document or records, to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information, document or records may be relevant to an inquiry or investigation into a matter mentioned in subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4).

155  Power to obtain information from a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth

                   The Secretary may require a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth under or as a result of this Act:

                     (a)  to give to a specified agency information that is relevant to the person’s financial situation; or

                     (b)  to produce to a specified agency a document that is relevant to the person’s financial situation; or

                     (c)  if the person’s address changes—to inform a specified agency of the new address within 14 days after the change.

156  Obtaining information about a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth

                   The Secretary may require a person to give information, or produce a document, to a specified agency if the Secretary considers the information or document:

                     (a)  would help the specified agency locate another person (the debtor) who owes a debt to the Commonwealth under or as a result of this Act; or

                     (b)  is relevant to the debtor’s financial situation.

157  Obtaining information to verify claims etc.

             (1)  The Secretary may require a person to give information about a class of persons, to a specified agency for either or both of the following purposes:

                     (a)  to detect cases in which amounts of family assistance have been paid to persons not entitled to them;

                     (b)  to verify the eligibility, entitlement to be paid and amount of the entitlement of persons who have made claims for family assistance.

             (2)  The information that the Secretary may require about each person in the class of persons is all or any of the following information (but no other information):

                     (a)  full name and any previous name;

                     (b)  address;

                     (c)  sex;

                     (d)  marital status;

                     (e)  date of birth;

                      (f)  date of death;

                     (g)  dates of entries into and departures from Australia;

                     (h)  any payments received by the person from the person given the notice, within the period of 52 weeks before the giving of the notice, and the account number of the account into which any of those payments was paid;

                      (i)  in relation to a course of study being undertaken by the person:

                              (i)  the name of the educational institution that the person is attending;

                             (ii)  the name of any educational institution previously attended by the person;

                            (iii)  the person’s enrolment status;

                            (iv)  the person’s student identification number;

                             (v)  the name of the course;

                            (vi)  the course code;

                           (vii)  the date on which the course started or starts;

                          (viii)  the date on which the course ends;

                            (ix)  the subject or unit code;

                             (x)  the normal full‑time study workload for the course;

                            (xi)  indicators of the person’s workload, including (but not limited to) effective full‑time student units, credit points, contact hours, number of subjects undertaken and number of assignments completed;

                           (xii)  the number of semesters required to complete the course;

                          (xiii)  the date on which the person first attended, or will first attend, the course;

                          (xiv)  the date on which the person last attended, or will last attend, the course;

                           (xv)  whether the person has discontinued the course and, if the person has discontinued the course, the date on which it happened;

                          (xvi)  details of any unapproved absences from the course;

                         (xvii)  the results or grade obtained by the person;

                      (j)  in relation to any employment of the person by the person given the notice:

                              (i)  the date on which the person’s employment started; and

                             (ii)  the date on which the person’s employment ended; and

                            (iii)  the number of hours each week for which the person is employed;

                     (k)  in relation to any other recognised activity (other than as an employee) that the person engages in for the person given the notice—any or all of the following:

                              (i)  the date on which the recognised activity started;

                             (ii)  the date on which the recognised activity ended;

                            (iii)  the number of hours each week in which the person engages in the recognised activity;

                      (l)  in relation to any training of the person by the person given the notice:

                              (i)  the name of the entity providing the training;

                             (ii)  if the person is undertaking a training course—the name of the training course;

                            (iii)  the period required to complete the training;

                            (iv)  the date on which the person’s training started;

                             (v)  the date on which the person’s training ended;

                            (vi)  the number of hours each week for which the person engages in the training.

             (3)  The Secretary may require information about a particular class of persons, whether or not the Secretary is able to identify any of the persons in that class as being persons:

                     (a)  who have been paid family assistance; or

                     (b)  who are entitled to family assistance; or

                     (c)  who have made claims for family assistance.

             (4)  Within 13 weeks after information is given in response to a requirement under subsection (1), the Secretary must decide which (if any) of the information is, or is likely to be, relevant to a matter referred to in subsection (1).

             (5)  If the Secretary decides, within the 13 week period, that some or all of the information given in response to the requirement is not, or is not likely to be, relevant to a matter referred to in subsection (1), the Secretary must ensure that any record of the irrelevant information is destroyed.

             (6)  If the Secretary has not made a decision under subsection (4) at the end of the 13 week period, the Secretary must ensure that any record of all or any part of the information is destroyed.

157A  Obtaining records supporting certificate under section 85CB

                   The Secretary may require an approved provider that has given the Secretary a certificate under section 85CB (certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)) of the Family Assistance Act to produce any records kept by the provider for the purposes of section 202C in relation to the certificate.

158  Written notice of requirement

             (1)  A requirement under this Division must be made by written notice given to the person of whom the requirement is made.

             (2)  The notice:

                     (a)  may be given personally or by post or in any other manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  must specify:

                            (ia)  a description of the information, document or records to which the requirement relates; and

                              (i)  how the person is to give the information or produce the document or records to which the requirement relates; and

                             (ii)  the period within which the person is to give the information or produce the document or records; and

                            (iii)  the officer (if any) to whom the information is to be given, the document is to be produced or the records are to be produced; and

                            (iv)  that the notice is given under this section.

Note:          The notice may describe the information, documents or records by class (see subsection 33(3AB) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901).

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the period must not end earlier than 14 days after the notice is given, unless the Secretary is satisfied that it is reasonable in the circumstances, for the purposes of the effective administration of the family assistance law, to specify a shorter period.

             (4)  The notice may require the person to give the information by appearing before a specified officer to answer questions.

             (5)  If the notice requires the person to appear before an officer, the notice must specify:

                     (a)  a time and place at which the person is to appear; and

                     (b)  that the person may be accompanied by a lawyer.

             (6)  For the purposes of subsection (5), the time must be at least 14 days after the notice is given, unless the Secretary is satisfied that it is reasonable in the circumstances, for the purposes of the effective administration of the family assistance law, to specify an earlier time.

159  Offence: failure to comply with requirement

             (1)  A person must not refuse or fail to comply with a requirement under this Division to give information or produce a document or records.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies only to the extent to which the person is capable of complying with the requirement.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

             (4)  Strict liability applies to the element of an offence against subsection (1) that a requirement is a requirement under this Division.

159A  Requesting information for the purposes of a care percentage determination under the child support law

                   The Secretary may request a person:

                     (a)  to give information; or

                     (b)  to produce a document;

to a specified agency if the Secretary considers that the information or document may be relevant to the making or revoking of a determination under Subdivision B or C of Division 4 of Part 5 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989.

159B  Self‑incrimination

             (1)  A person is not excused from giving information, or producing a document or records, under this Division on the ground that the information, or production of the document or records, might tend to incriminate the person or expose the person to a penalty.

             (2)  However, in the case of an individual:

                     (a)  the information given or document or records produced; and

                     (b)  giving the information or producing the document or records; and

                     (c)  any information, document or thing obtained as a direct or indirect consequence of giving the information or producing the document or records;

are not admissible in evidence against the individual in any criminal proceedings, other than:

                     (d)  proceedings for an offence against subsection 159(1); or

                     (e)  proceedings for an offence against section 137.1 or 137.2 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Division; or

                      (f)  proceedings for an offence against Division 145 of the Criminal Code; or

                     (g)  proceedings for an offence against section 177 that relates:

                              (i)  to this Division; and

                             (ii)  to a contravention of section 172 or subsection 173(1), 174(1) or 176(3).

159C  Use of information in investigations etc.

                   Subject to subsection 159B(2), nothing in this Division prevents information given, or a document or records produced, under this Division by a person from being used in:

                     (a)  an inquiry or investigation into a matter; or

                     (b)  criminal proceedings.

160  Relationship with other laws

             (1)  Nothing contained in a law of a State or a Territory operates to prevent a person from:

                     (a)  giving information; or

                     (b)  producing a document or records; or

                     (c)  giving evidence;

that the person is required to give or produce to an agency for the purposes of the family assistance law.

             (2)  This Division does not require a person to give information or produce a document or records to the extent that in doing so the person would contravene a law of the Commonwealth (other than a law of a Territory).

Division 1AUse of tax file numbers

160A  Use of tax file numbers

             (1)  This section applies in relation to the tax file number of an individual that is provided to the Secretary under this Act for the purposes of this Act.

Assistance to the Secretary

             (2)  The Secretary may:

                     (a)  provide the tax file number referred to in subsection (1) to the Commissioner of Taxation; and

                     (b)  require the Commissioner of Taxation to provide the Secretary with information about the individual (including the number the Commissioner of Taxation considers to be the individual’s tax file number) that is requested by the Secretary.

             (3)  Information provided to the Secretary under a requirement made under subsection (2) may be used only for the following purposes:

                     (a)  to detect cases in which amounts of family assistance under the family assistance law have been paid when they should not have been paid;

                     (b)  to verify, in respect of individuals who have made claims for family assistance under the family assistance law, the eligibility or entitlement of those individuals for family assistance;

                     (c)  to establish whether the rates at which family assistance under the family assistance law are being, or have been, paid are, or were, correct;

                     (d)  to assist in the recovery of a debt due to the Commonwealth under this Act.

Assistance to the Commissioner of Taxation

             (4)  The Secretary may provide the tax file number referred to in subsection (1) to the Commissioner of Taxation for the following purposes:

                     (a)  to assist the Commissioner act under section 87 (applying tax refund to family assistance debt) in relation to a debt owed by an individual;

                     (b)  to assist the Commissioner act under section 93 (applying tax refund to another person’s family assistance debt) in relation to a debt owed by an individual;

                     (c)  to assist the payment of deductions to the Commissioner under section 225;

                     (d)  to assist the Commissioner set off amounts under section 226.

Division 2Confidentiality

161  Operation of Division

Commonwealth laws

             (1)  Nothing in this Division prevents a person from disclosing information to another person if the information is disclosed for the purposes of:

                     (a)  the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989; or

                     (b)  the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988.

State and Territory laws

          (1A)  Nothing in this Division prevents a person from disclosing information to another person if the information is disclosed for the purposes of:

                     (a)  the Education and Care Services National Law applying as a law of a State or Territory; or

                     (b)  a law of a State or Territory that applies the Education and Care Services National Law as a law of that State or Territory (whether or not that law has commenced); or

                     (c)  regulations made under the Education and Care Services National Law; or

                     (d)  a law of a State or Territory that substantially corresponds to the provisions of the Education and Care Services National Law (whether or not that law has commenced); or

                     (e)  regulations made under a law referred to in paragraph (d).

          (1B)  In subsection (1A):

Education and Care Services National Law means the Education and Care Services National Law set out in the Schedule to the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 of Victoria.

No effect on operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

             (2)  The provisions of this Division that relate to the disclosure of information do not affect the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

162  Protection of personal information

             (1)  A person may obtain protected information if the information is obtained for the purposes of:

                     (a)  the family assistance law; or

                    (aa)  the Dental Benefits Act 2008; or

                     (b)  the Family Homelessness Prevention and Early Intervention Pilot; or

                     (c)  the Child Care Management System Pilot.

             (2)  A person may:

                     (a)  make a record of protected information; or

                     (b)  disclose such information to any person; or

                     (c)  otherwise use such information;

if the record, disclosure or use made of the information by the person is made:

                     (d)  for the purposes of the family assistance law; or

                  (daa)  for the purposes of the Dental Benefits Act 2008; or

                 (dab)  for the purposes of the social security law; or

                  (dac)  for the purposes of the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010; or

                 (dad)  for the purposes of the Student Assistance Act 1973; or

                  (dae)  the Education and Care Services National Law of a jurisdiction; or

                   (da)  for the purpose of the Family Homelessness Prevention and Early Intervention Pilot; or

                   (db)  for the purpose of the Child Care Management System Pilot; or

                     (e)  for the purpose for which the information was disclosed to the person under section 167 or 168; or

                      (f)  with the express or implied authorisation of the person to whom the information relates.

          (2A)  A person may use protected information to produce information in an aggregated form that does not disclose, either directly or indirectly, information about a particular person.

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify additional purposes relating to other programs administered by the Department for which protected information may be obtained under subsection (1), or recorded, disclosed or otherwise used under subsection (2).

             (5)  An instrument under subsection (3) does not take effect until the end of the period in which it could be disallowed in either House of the Parliament.

163  Offence: unauthorised access to protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person intentionally obtains information; and

                     (b)  the person is not authorised under the family assistance law to obtain the information; and

                     (c)  the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the information is protected information;

the person commits an offence punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to the element of an offence against subsection (1) that a person not authorised to do something is not authorised under the family assistance law to do that thing.

164  Offence: unauthorised use of protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person intentionally:

                              (i)  makes a record of; or

                             (ii)  discloses to any other person; or

                            (iii)  otherwise makes use of;

                            information; and

                     (b)  the person is not authorised or required under:

                              (i)  the family assistance law; or

                             (ii)  the Social Security Act 1991; or

                            (iii)  the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999;

                            to make the record, disclosure or use of the information that is made by the person; and

                     (c)  the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the information is protected information;

the person commits an offence punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to the element of an offence against subsection (1) that a person not authorised or required to do something is not authorised or required to do that thing under:

                     (a)  the family assistance law; or

                     (b)  the Social Security Act 1991; or

                     (c)  the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

165  Offence: soliciting disclosure of protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person (the first person) solicits the disclosure of protected information from an officer or another person; and

                     (b)  the disclosure would be in contravention of this Division; and

                     (c)  the first person knows or ought reasonably to know that the information is protected information;

the first person commits an offence (whether or not any protected information is actually disclosed) punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

             (2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(b).

166  Offence: offering to supply protected information

             (1)  A person must not offer to supply (whether to a particular person or otherwise) information about another person, knowing the information to be protected information.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (2)  A person must not hold himself or herself out as being able to supply (whether to a particular person or otherwise) information about another person, knowing the information to be protected information.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (3)  Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) has the effect that an officer acting in the performance or exercise of his or her powers, duties or functions under the family assistance law commits an offence.

167  Protection of certain documents etc. from production to court etc.

                   An officer must not, except for the purposes of the family assistance law, be required:

                     (a)  to produce any document in his or her possession; or

                     (b)  to disclose any matter or thing of which he or she had notice;

because of the officer’s powers, or the performance of the officer’s duties or functions, under the family assistance law, to:

                     (c)  a court; or

                     (d)  a tribunal; or

                     (e)  an authority; or

                      (f)  a person;

having power to require the production of documents or the answering of questions.

168  Disclosure of information by Secretary

             (1)  Despite sections 164 and 167, the Secretary may:

                     (a)  if the Secretary certifies that it is necessary in the public interest to do so in a particular case or class of cases—disclose information acquired by an officer in the exercise of the officer’s powers, or the performance of the officer’s duties or functions, under the family assistance law to such persons and for such purposes as the Secretary determines; or

                     (b)  disclose any such information:

                              (i)  to the Secretary of a Department of State of the Commonwealth or to the head of an authority of the Commonwealth for the purposes of that Department or authority; or

                             (ii)  to a person who is expressly or impliedly authorised by the person to whom the information relates to obtain it; or

                            (iii)  to the Chief Executive Centrelink for the purposes of a centrelink program; or

                            (iv)  to the Chief Executive Medicare for the purposes of a medicare program.

             (2)  In giving certificates for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the Secretary must act in accordance with guidelines (if any) from time to time in force under section 169.

             (3)  In disclosing information under paragraph (1)(b), the Secretary must act in accordance with guidelines (if any) from time to time in force under section 169.

             (4)  In spite of any other provision of this Part, the Secretary may disclose information of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition of protected information in subsection 3(1) to a person who is the payment nominee or correspondence nominee, within the meaning of Part 8B, of the person to whom the information relates (the principal) as if the nominee were the principal.

169  Guidelines for exercise of Secretary’s disclosure powers

                   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make guidelines for the exercise of either or both of the following:

                     (a)  the Secretary’s power to give certificates for the purposes of paragraph 168(1)(a);

                     (b)  the Secretary’s power under paragraph 168(1)(b).

170  Officer’s declaration

                   An officer must make a declaration in a form approved by the Minister or the Secretary if required to do so by the Minister or the Secretary for the purposes of the family assistance law.

Division 3False statements etc.

Subdivision APreliminary

171  Application of Division

                   This Division extends to:

                     (a)  acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia, whether or not in a foreign country; and

                     (b)  all persons, irrespective of their nationality, who are making, or have made, a claim for family assistance; and

                     (c)  all persons, irrespective of their nationality, who have become entitled to, or been paid, family assistance.

Subdivision BOffences

172  False statement in connection with claim

             (1)  A person contravenes this section if:

                     (a)  the person makes a statement; and

                     (b)  the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (c)  the person is reckless as to whether the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (d)  the statement is made in connection with, or in support of, the person’s or any other person’s claim for family assistance.

             (2)  The reference in paragraph (1)(d) to a claim for family assistance includes the following:

                     (a)  an application referred to in paragraph 67CD(4)(a) (ACCS (grandparent));

                     (b)  an application referred to in paragraph 67CD(6)(a) (ACCS (transition to work));

                     (c)  a declaration referred to in paragraph 67CH(1)(c) (ACCS (child wellbeing) for an approved provider).

173  False statement to deceive

             (1)  A person contravenes this section if:

                     (a)  the person makes a statement; and

                     (b)  the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (c)  the person is reckless as to whether the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (d)  the person is reckless as to whether the statement:

                              (i)  deceives, or might deceive, an officer or an approved provider exercising powers, or performing duties, under the family assistance law; or

                             (ii)  affects, or might affect, an entitlement to a payment of family assistance under the family assistance law; or

                            (iii)  affects, or might affect, the rate or amount of a payment of family assistance under the family assistance law; or

                            (iv)  affects, or might affect, eligibility for CCS for a child.

             (2)  For the purposes of an offence against section 177 that relates to a contravention of subsection (1) of this section, strict liability applies to the following elements of the offence:

                     (a)  the element that a power, duty or function is a power, duty or function under the family assistance law;

                     (b)  the element that a payment is a payment under the family assistance law.

174  False statement or document

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person makes a statement or presents a document to an officer or an approved provider exercising powers, or performing duties or functions, under the family assistance law; and

                     (b)  the statement or document is false in any particular; and

                     (c)  the person is reckless as to whether the statement or document is false in any particular.

             (2)  For the purposes of an offence against section 177 that relates to a contravention of subsection (1) of this section, strict liability applies to the element of the offence that a power, duty or function is a power, duty or function under the family assistance law.

175  Obtaining payment where no entitlement

             (1)  A person contravenes this section if:

                     (a)  the person obtains a payment of family assistance; and

                     (b)  the person does so knowing that he or she is:

                              (i)  not entitled to the payment; or

                             (ii)  only entitled to part of the payment.

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) is taken to include a reference to a provider or an individual who obtains a fee reduction amount.

176  Payment obtained by fraud

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person obtains a payment:

                              (i)  of family assistance; or

                             (ii)  under section 67EB (fee reduction amount); or

                            (iii)  under section 205A (business continuity payments); and

                     (b)  the person does so:

                              (i)  by means of impersonation; or

                             (ii)  by fraudulent means.

             (2)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person makes a statement; and

                     (b)  the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (c)  the person is reckless as to whether the statement is false or misleading; and

                     (d)  the person obtains, as a result, a payment:

                              (i)  of family assistance; or

                             (ii)  under section 67EB (fee reduction amount); or

                            (iii)  under section 205A (business continuity payments).

Subdivision CPenalties

177  Penalty for contravention of Subdivision B

                   A person who contravenes a provision of Subdivision B commits an offence punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months.

178  Repayment of family assistance

             (1)  If a person is convicted of an offence against section 177, the court may:

                     (a)  impose a penalty in respect of the offence; and

                     (b)  order the person to pay the Commonwealth an amount equal to any amount obtained by way of family assistance or payments under section 67EB or 205A because of the act, failure or omission that constituted the offence.

             (2)  In spite of anything in this Act or any other law, a person is not to be imprisoned for failing to pay an amount payable to the Commonwealth under paragraph (1)(b).

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, an amount of family assistance is taken to be paid to a person if that amount is applied against a liability of that person or another person for:

                     (a)  a primary tax; or

                     (b)  a debt under this Act or the Social Security Act 1991.

179  Penalty where person convicted of more than one offence

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), if a person is convicted of more than one offence against section 177, the court may, if it thinks fit, impose one penalty for all the offences.

             (2)  A single penalty imposed under subsection (1) must not exceed the sum of the maximum penalties that could be imposed if a separate penalty were imposed for each offence.

Subdivision DProcedural matters

180  Joining of charges

                   Charges against the same person for a number of offences against section 177 may be joined in one complaint, information or declaration if those charges:

                     (a)  are founded on the same facts; or

                     (b)  form a series of offences of the same or a similar character; or

                     (c)  are part of a series of offences of the same or a similar character.

181  Particulars of each offence

                   If 2 or more charges are included in the same complaint, information or declaration, particulars of each offence charged are to be set out in a separate paragraph.

182  Trial of joined charges

                   If charges are joined, the charges are to be tried together unless:

                     (a)  the court considers it just that any charge should be tried separately; and

                     (b)  the court makes an order to that effect.

183  Evidentiary effect of Secretary’s certificate

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 178(1)(b), a certificate signed by the Secretary is prima facie evidence of the matters specified in the certificate.

             (2)  The certificate may specify:

                     (a)  the person to whom an amount of family assistance has been paid, or who has obtained a fee reduction amount because of an act, a failure or an omission for which the person or another person has been convicted of an offence against section 177; and

                     (b)  the amount paid or obtained; and

                     (c)  the act, failure or omission that caused the amount to be paid or obtained.

184  Enforcement of court certificate as judgment

                   If:

                     (a)  a court makes an order under paragraph 178(1)(b); and

                     (b)  the clerk or other appropriate officer of the court gives a certificate specifying:

                              (i)  the amount ordered to be paid to the Commonwealth; and

                             (ii)  the person by whom the amount is to be paid; and

                     (c)  the certificate is filed in a court (which may be the court that made the order) that has civil jurisdiction to the extent of the amount to be paid;

the certificate is enforceable in all respects as a final judgment of the court in which the certificate is filed.

Part 7Liability of certain employers and principals for offences

Division 1Interpretation

185  State of mind of a person

                   A reference in this Part to the state of mind of a person includes a reference to:

                     (a)  the knowledge, intention, opinion, belief or purpose of the person; and

                     (b)  the person’s reasons for the intention, opinion, belief or purpose.

188  Offence

                   A reference in this Part to an offence against this Act includes a reference to:

                     (a)  an offence against this Act that is taken to have been committed because of section 11.2 or 11.2A of the Criminal Code; or

                     (b)  an offence created by:

                              (i)  section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code; or

                             (ii)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914;

                            that relates to this Act.

Division 3Proceedings against non‑corporations

191  State of mind of individual

                   If, in proceedings for an offence against this Act in respect of conduct engaged in by a person other than a corporation, it is necessary to establish the state of mind of the person, it is sufficient to show that:

                     (a)  the conduct was engaged in by an employee or agent of the person within the scope of his or her actual or apparent authority; and

                     (b)  the employee or agent had that state of mind.

192  Conduct of employee or agent

                   If:

                     (a)  conduct is engaged in on behalf of a person other than a corporation by an employee or agent of the person; and

                     (b)  the conduct is within the scope of the employee’s actual or apparent authority;

the conduct is taken, for the purposes of a prosecution for an offence against this Act, to have been engaged in by the person unless the person establishes that he or she took reasonable precautions, and exercised due diligence, to avoid the conduct.

193  Exclusion of imprisonment as penalty for certain offences

                   Despite any other provision of this Act, if:

                     (a)  a person is convicted of an offence; and

                     (b)  the person would not have been convicted if sections 191 and 192 had not been in force;

the person is not liable to be punished by imprisonment for that offence.

Part 8Approval of provider of child care services

Division 1Provider approval

194A  Application for approval

Application

             (1)  Any of the following (a provider):

                     (a)  an individual;

                     (b)  a body corporate;

                     (c)  a partnership;

                     (d)  an entity or body prescribed by the Minister’s rules;

may apply to be approved for the purposes of the family assistance law in respect of one or more child care services that the provider operates or proposes to operate.

             (2)  The application must:

                     (a)  be given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  contain any information prescribed by the Secretary’s rules; and

                     (c)  contain any other information, and be accompanied by the documents, required by the Secretary.

             (3)  An application is taken not to have been made:

                     (a)  if the application does not comply with subsection (2); or

                     (b)  in circumstances prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

194B  Provider approval

Provider approval

             (1)  The Secretary may approve a provider for the purposes of the family assistance law if the Secretary is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the provider satisfies the provider eligibility rules in section 194C; and

                     (b)  the provider operates, or will operate, at least one child care service that satisfies the service eligibility rules in section 194D.

Approval in respect of child care service

             (2)  If the Secretary approves a provider under subsection (1), the Secretary:

                     (a)  must approve the provider in respect of at least one child care service that meets the requirements in subsection (3); and

                     (b)  may approve the provider in respect of one or more other child care services that meet the requirements in subsection (3).

             (3)  For a provider to be approved in respect of a child service, the Secretary must be satisfied that the service:

                     (a)  is or will be operated by the provider; and

                     (b)  satisfies the service eligibility rules in section 194D.

Notice of approval

             (4)  If the Secretary approves the provider, the Secretary must give notice to the provider stating:

                     (a)  the child care services in respect of which the provider is approved; and

                     (b)  the type and address of each service; and

                     (c)  the day on which the provider’s approval takes effect; and

                     (d)  the day on which the provider’s approval in respect of each child care service takes effect.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the day on which the approval takes effect:

                     (a)  must be:

                              (i)  a Monday; or

                             (ii)  if the Secretary considers it to be more appropriate—another day; and

                     (b)  must not be earlier than the day the application was made.

Refusal

             (6)  The Secretary must refuse to approve a provider for the purposes of the family assistance law if the Secretary is not satisfied of one or more of the matters referred to in subsection (1).

             (7)  The Secretary must refuse to approve a provider in respect of a child care service if the Secretary is not satisfied of one or more of the matters referred to in subsection (3) in respect of the service.

             (8)  If the Secretary refuses to approve a provider for the purposes of the family assistance law or refuses to approve the provider in respect of a child care service, the Secretary must give the applicant notice of:

                     (a)  the refusal; and

                     (b)  the reasons for the refusal.

194C  Provider eligibility rules

                   A provider satisfies the provider eligibility rules if:

                     (a)  for each child care service in respect of which the provider is seeking approval—the provider holds any approvals or licences required to operate a child care service under the law of the State or Territory in which the service is situated; and

                     (b)  the provider is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of CCS and ACCS; and

                     (c)  any person with management or control of the provider is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of CCS and ACCS; and

                     (d)  any person who will be a person with management or control of the provider on the day the provider’s approval takes effect, or the day the provider’s approval in respect of a child care service takes effect, is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of CCS and ACCS; and

                     (e)  for a large centre‑based day care provider—the provider is financially viable and is likely to remain so; and

                      (f)  the provider satisfies any other criteria prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

Note:          See section 194F for the definition of person with management or control.

194D  Service eligibility rules

                   A child care service satisfies the service eligibility rules if:

                     (a)  the service is of a type referred to in subclause 2(3) of Schedule 2 to the Family Assistance Act but is not any of the following:

                              (i)  informal care provided through personal arrangements;

                             (ii)  a service primarily conducted to provide instruction in an activity (such as sport or music);

                            (iii)  a service primarily conducted to provide a disability or early intervention service;

                            (iv)  a service where a parent primarily provides care or is readily available and retains responsibility for the child while the service is provided (such as a play group);

                             (v)  a service primarily providing short‑term irregular care at premises where the parent is a visitor or guest and the parent is readily available (such as a service provided by a gym);

                            (vi)  a service that primarily provides an early educational program to children in the year that is 2 years before grade 1 of school (such as a preschool or kindergarten); and

                     (b)  the provider of the service holds any approvals or licences required to operate the service under the law of the State or Territory in which the service is situated; and

                     (c)  each person who is responsible for the day‑to‑day operation of the service (whether or not the person is employed by the provider of the service) is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of CCS and ACCS; and

                     (d)  each person who will be responsible for the day‑to‑day operation of the service (whether or not the person is employed by the provider of the service) on the day that the provider’s approval in respect of the service takes effect is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of CCS and ACCS; and

                     (e)  in the case where the service is covered by allocation rules—if the provider of the service were to be approved, child care places would be allocated to the service under section 198B; and

                      (f)  the Secretary is satisfied that it is appropriate for the provider to be approved in respect of the service having regard to the following:

                              (i)  if the provider is already an approved provider—any conditions imposed on the provider’s approval;

                             (ii)  any non‑compliance by the provider with a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory;

                            (iii)  the provider’s record of administering payments under the family assistance law;

                            (iv)  the provider’s record of administering of Commonwealth, State or Territory funds;

                             (v)  the capacity for staff working at the service to use the electronic system for managing child care payments under the family assistance law;

                            (vi)  any other matter prescribed by the Minister’s rules;

                           (vii)  any other matter the Secretary considers relevant; and

                     (g)  the service satisfies any other criteria prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

194E  Fit and proper person considerations

             (1)  The Secretary must have regard to the following matters in determining whether a person is a fit and proper person for the purpose of paragraph 194C(b), (c) or (d) or 194D(c) or (d):

                     (a)  any non‑compliance by a relevant person with a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory;

                     (b)  any proceedings currently before a court or tribunal that involve a relevant person;

                     (c)  any decision made under a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory relating to child care which adversely affects a relevant person;

                     (d)  subject to Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914, any conviction, or finding of guilt, against a relevant person for an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, including (without limitation) an offence against children, or relating to dishonesty or violence;

                     (e)  any order for a relevant person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of a civil penalty provision of a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory;

                      (f)  any act of a relevant person involving fraud or dishonesty;

                     (g)  the arrangements the person has:

                              (i)  to ensure the person complies with the family assistance law; and

                             (ii)  to ensure anyone the person is responsible for managing complies with the family assistance law;

                     (h)  the record of administering of Commonwealth, State or Territory funds of a relevant person;

                      (i)  any debts to the Commonwealth incurred by a relevant person (whether or not the debt has been discharged);

                      (j)  the record of financial management of a relevant person, including any instances of bankruptcy, insolvency or external administration involving the person;

                     (k)  any other matter prescribed by the Minister’s rules;

                      (l)  any other matter the Secretary considers relevant.

             (2)  For the purposes subsection (1), a relevant person is:

                     (a)  the person; and

                     (b)  another person or body in respect of which the person is or has ever been a person with management or control.

Note:          See section 194F for the definition of person with management or control.

194F  Meaning of person with management or control

             (1)  A person is a person with management or control of a body, if the person is any of the following:

                     (a)  a member of the group of persons responsible for the executive decisions of the body;

                     (b)  a person who has authority or responsibility for, or significant influence over, planning, directing or controlling the activities of the body;

                     (c)  a person who is responsible for the day‑to‑day operation of the body (whether or not the person is employed by the body);

                     (d)  a person who is responsible for the day‑to‑day operation of a child care service in respect of which the body is approved or is seeking to be approved (whether or not the person is employed by the body).

             (2)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(a), the following persons are taken to be members of the group referred to in that paragraph:

                     (a)  if the body is a body corporate—an officer of the body corporate (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001);

                     (b)  if the body is a partnership—a partner;

                     (c)  in any other case—a member of the body’s governing body.

194G  Meaning of approved child care service

             (1)  A child care service is an approved child care service if an approved provider is approved in respect of the service under this Division and that approval is in effect.

             (2)  If the approved provider’s approval under this Division is suspended or suspended in respect of the service, the service is not an approved child care service at any time when the suspension is in effect.

194H  Obligations and permissions of an approved child care service are those of the approved provider

                   For the purposes of the family assistance law:

                     (a)  an obligation imposed by that law on an approved child care service is taken to be imposed on the approved provider of the service; and

                     (b)  a permission conferred by that law on an approved child care service is taken to be conferred on the approved provider of the service.

Division 2Conditions for continued approval

195A  Conditions for continued approval—compliance with rules and law

Continued satisfaction of eligibility rules

             (1)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that:

                     (a)  the provider continues to satisfy the provider eligibility rules in section 194C; and

                     (b)  each approved child care service of the provider continues to satisfy the service eligibility rules in section 194D.

Compliance with family assistance law

             (2)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that the provider not contravene the family assistance law (whether or not the contravention constitutes an offence or is a contravention of a civil penalty provision).

Note:          Enforcement under this Part of this and other conditions is not limited or affected by other compliance measures in relation to these provisions (for example under the Regulatory Powers Act).

             (3)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that the provider cooperate with a person exercising powers under:

                     (a)  section 67FH (power to require information about children enrolled in child care); and

                     (b)  section 154 (power to obtain information generally); and

                     (c)  the Regulatory Powers Act in respect of a provision mentioned in subsection 219UA(1), or information mentioned in subsection 219UA(2), of this Act.

Compliance with Commonwealth, State and Territory laws

             (4)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that:

                     (a)  the operation of each approved child care service of the provider; and

                     (b)  the provision of care by each service;

comply with all requirements imposed by a law of the Commonwealth or a law of the State or Territory in which the service is situated.

195B  Conditions for continued approval—child care places limit not to be exceeded

                   It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that, if an approved child care service of the provider is covered by the allocation rules:

                     (a)  the service provides child care places; and

                     (b)  the service provides no more child care places than the number allocated to the service.

195C  Conditions for continued approval—operating period for each approved child care service

             (1)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that each child care service of the provider operates for the period determined in accordance with this subsection (the minimum period).

             (2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the minimum period is:

                     (a)  48 weeks per year; or

                     (b)  if the service is an outside school hours care service—7 weeks per year.

             (3)  If the Minister’s rules prescribe an alternative period for a service and subsection (4) does not apply, then the minimum period for the service is the period prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

             (4)  If the Secretary is satisfied that due to special circumstances affecting a service it is appropriate for the service to operate for a shorter period, the minimum period for the service is the number of weeks per year (which may be nil) that the Secretary determines, in writing, to be appropriate.

195D  Conditions for continued approval—working with children card

             (1)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that, for each individual required to hold a working with children card in relation to care provided by a child care service of the provider, the provider give the Secretary details of the card issued to the individual.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a working with children card is a card that permits the individual to work with children under the law of the State or Territory in which the service is situated.

195E  Condition for continued approval—compliance with conditions imposed by Minister

                   It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that the provider complies with any conditions prescribed by the Minister’s rules in respect of the provider or an approved child care service of the provider.

195F  Condition for continued approval—compliance with conditions imposed by Secretary

             (1)  It is a condition for continued approval of an approved provider that the provider complies with any conditions imposed on the provider under subsection (2).

             (2)  The Secretary may impose conditions in respect of:

                     (a)  an approved provider; or

                     (b)  one or more approved child care services of a provider.

             (3)  If the Secretary imposes a condition, the Secretary must give notice of the condition to the approved provider. The notice must specify the day the condition takes effect.

             (4)  A notice given under subsection (3) is not a legislative instrument.

195G  Reassessment of continued approval

                   The Secretary may at any time assess whether a provider is complying with the conditions for continued approval of the provider.

195H  Consequences of breach of conditions for continued approval

Sanctions

             (1)  If the Secretary is satisfied that an approved provider has not complied, or is not complying, with a condition for continued approval of the provider, the Secretary may do one or more of the following:

                     (a)  suspend the provider’s approval;

                     (b)  cancel the provider’s approval;

                     (c)  suspend the provider’s approval in respect of one or more child care services;

                     (d)  vary the provider’s approval so that the provider is not approved in respect of one or more child care services;

                     (e)  reduce the number of any child care places allocated to the service under section 198B;

                      (f)  suspend, for a maximum of 3 weeks, payments under section 67EB of fee reduction amounts in respect of sessions of care provided by one or more approved child care services of the provider.

Note 1:       The Secretary may also decide to vary or impose additional conditions under subsection 195F(2).

Note 2:       Before doing a thing mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (f), the Secretary must follow the procedure in section 199A.

             (2)  In exercising a power under subsection (1), the Secretary must have regard to any matters prescribed by the Minister’s rules as matters to be taken into account by the Secretary in applying the subsection to approved providers.

Notice of sanction

             (3)  If the Secretary does any of the things mentioned in subsection (1), the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the thing takes effect (which must be not earlier than the day the notice is given).

Revocation of suspension

             (4)  If the Secretary suspends the provider’s approval or suspends the provider’s approval in respect of one or more child care services, the Secretary may at any time revoke the suspension.

             (5)  If the Secretary revokes the suspension, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the revocation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the revocation is done).

             (6)  In exercising a power under subsection (4), the Secretary must have regard to any matters prescribed by the Minister’s rules as matters to be taken into account by the Secretary in specifying the day of effect of a revocation of a suspension.

Revocation of suspension of payment in respect of fee reduction

             (7)  If the Secretary suspends payment in respect of fee reduction, the Secretary may at any time revoke the suspension. If the suspension is revoked, all payments under section 67EB that would have been paid but for the suspension must be paid.

             (8)  If the Secretary revokes the suspension, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the revocation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the revocation is done).

Division 3Adding or removing services

196A  Application to add or remove service

             (1)  An approved provider may apply for a variation of the provider’s approval to add a child care service to, or remove a child care service from, the provider’s approval.

             (2)  The application must:

                     (a)  be given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  contain any information prescribed by the Secretary’s rules; and

                     (c)  contain any other information, and be accompanied by the documents, required by the Secretary.

             (3)  An application is taken not to have been made:

                     (a)  if the application does not comply with subsection (2); or

                     (b)  in circumstances prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

196B  Adding a service on application

Variation

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  an approved provider applies under section 196A to add a child care service to the provider’s approval; and

                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the service satisfies the requirements in subsection 194B(3);

the Secretary may vary the provider’s approval by adding the service to the approval as a service in respect of which the provider is approved.

Notice of approval

             (2)  If the Secretary varies the provider’s approval, the Secretary must give notice to the provider stating:

                     (a)  the child care services in respect of which the provider is approved as a result of the variation; and

                     (b)  the type and address of each service; and

                     (c)  the day on which the provider’s approval in respect of each child care service takes effect.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), the day on which the approval takes effect must be a Monday. The day must not be earlier than the day the application was made.

Refusal

             (4)  If the Secretary is not satisfied of the matter referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the Secretary must refuse the application.

             (5)  If the Secretary refuses the application, the Secretary must give the applicant notice of:

                     (a)  the refusal; and

                     (b)  the reasons for the refusal.

196C  Removing a service on application

Variation

             (1)  If an approved provider applies under section 196A to remove a child care service from the provider’s approval, the Secretary may vary the provider’s approval by removing the service from the approval as a service in respect of which the provider is approved.

             (2)  The Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the variation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the variation was made).

Refusal

             (3)  If the Secretary refuses the application, the Secretary must give the applicant notice of:

                     (a)  the refusal; and

                     (b)  the reasons for the refusal.

Secretary to have regard to prescribed matters

             (4)  In exercising a power under subsection (1), the Secretary must have regard to any matters prescribed by the Minister’s rules as matters to be taken into account by the Secretary in deciding whether to grant a request under subsection (1).

Division 4Suspension, variation and cancellation of approval

197A  Immediate suspension

             (1)  The Secretary may suspend the approval of an approved provider, or the approval of an approved provider in respect of one or more services, if the Secretary reasonably believes that:

                     (a)  the provider is not complying with subsection 195A(4) (compliance with Commonwealth, State and Territory laws); or

                     (b)  there is an imminent threat to the health or safety of a child because of the care provided by an approved child care service of the provider; or

                     (c)  due to urgent circumstances, it is no longer appropriate for one or more approved child care services of the provider to provide child care; or

                     (d)  due to urgent circumstances, it is no longer appropriate for the provider to administer payments under the family assistance law.

             (2)  If the Secretary suspends the provider’s approval or suspends the provider’s approval in respect of one or more services, the Secretary must give the provider notice of:

                     (a)  the day the suspension takes effect (which must not be earlier than the day the notice is given); and

                     (b)  the grounds for the suspension.

             (3)  The Secretary may revoke the suspension.

             (4)  If the Secretary revokes the suspension, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the revocation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the revocation was done).

197B  Suspension for multiple infringement notices

             (1)  The Secretary may suspend the approval of an approved provider, or the approval of an approved provider in respect of one or more services, if:

                     (a)  the provider has been given 10 infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act in respect of contraventions of civil penalty provisions of this Act within a period of 12 months; or

                     (b)  the provider has been given 5 infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act in respect of contraventions of civil penalty provisions of this Act within a period of 12 months and the time for paying the penalty specified in each such notice has ended, without the penalty being paid.

             (2)  If the Secretary suspends the provider’s approval or suspends the provider’s approval in respect of one or more services, the Secretary must give the provider notice of:

                     (a)  the day the suspension takes effect (which must not be earlier than the day the notice is given); and

                     (b)  the grounds for the suspension.

             (3)  The Secretary may revoke the suspension.

             (4)  If the Secretary revokes the suspension, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the revocation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the revocation was done).

197C  Cancellation on request

             (1)  The Secretary may cancel the approval of an approved provider if the provider requests the Secretary in writing to do so.

             (2)  In exercising a power under subsection (1), the Secretary must have regard to any matters prescribed by the Minister’s rules as matters to be taken into account by the Secretary in deciding whether to grant the request under subsection (1).

             (3)  If the Secretary cancels the approval, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the cancellation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

197D  Cancellation if provider should not have been approved

             (1)  The Secretary must cancel the approval of an approved provider if the Secretary is satisfied that, at the time the provider was approved, the provider did not satisfy the requirements in subsection 194B(1).

             (2)  If the Secretary cancels the provider’s approval, the Secretary must give the provider notice of the day the cancellation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

Note:          Before cancelling the approval the Secretary must follow the procedure in section 199A.

197E  Variation if provider should not have been approved in respect of a service

             (1)  The Secretary must vary the approval of an approved provider so that the provider is not approved in respect of a child care service if the Secretary is satisfied that, at the time the provider was approved in respect of the service, the service did not satisfy the requirements in subsection 194B(3).

             (2)  If the Secretary varies the provider’s approval by removing the service from the approval, the Secretary must give the provider notice of the day the variation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

Note:          Before varying the approval the Secretary must follow the procedure in section 199A.

197F  Cancellation for failure of provider to provide care for 3 continuous months

             (1)  The Secretary may cancel the approval of an approved provider if:

                     (a)  all approved child care services of the provider fail to provide child care for a continuous period of 3 months; and

                     (b)  neither of the following apply:

                              (i)  all approved child care services of the provider are subject to a determination under section 195C that the service need not operate for the period;

                             (ii)  the Secretary is satisfied that, because of special circumstances affecting the provider, the provider’s approval should not be cancelled.

             (2)  If the Secretary cancels the provider’s approval, the Secretary must give the provider notice of the day the cancellation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

             (3)  Before cancelling the provider’s approval, the Secretary must request, in writing, that the provider provide within 14 days evidence that the provider is operating a child care service.

             (4)  The Secretary must have regard to any response to the request in deciding whether to cancel the approval.

197G  Variation for failure of service to provide care for 3 continuous months

             (1)  The Secretary may vary the approval of an approved provider to remove an approved child care service from the approval if:

                     (a)  the service fails to provide child care for a continuous period of 3 months; and

                     (b)  neither of the following apply:

                              (i)  the service is subject to a determination under section 195C that the service need not operate for the period;

                             (ii)  the Secretary is satisfied that, because of special circumstances affecting the service, the provider’s approval should not be so varied.

             (2)  If the Secretary varies the provider’s approval, the Secretary must give the provider notice of the day the variation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

             (3)  Before varying the provider’s approval, the Secretary must request, in writing, that the provider provide, within 14 days, evidence that the provider is operating the service.

             (4)  The Secretary must have regard to any response to the request in deciding whether to vary the approval.

197H  Cancellation for ceasing to operate any approved child care service

             (1)  The Secretary must cancel the approval of an approved provider if the provider ceases to operate all the approved child care services of the provider.

             (2)  If the Secretary cancels the approval, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the cancellation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

197J  Variation for ceasing to operate a child care service

             (1)  The Secretary must vary the approval of an approved provider to remove an approved child care service from the approval if the provider ceases to operate the service.

             (2)  If the Secretary varies the approval, the Secretary must give notice to the provider that the Secretary has done so. The notice must specify the day the variation takes effect (which may be earlier than the day the notice is given).

197K  Cancellation because no longer approved in respect of any child care service

             (1)  The approval of an approved provider is taken to be cancelled if there are no longer any child care services in respect of which the provider is approved.

             (2)  If the approval is cancelled under this section, the Secretary must give notice to the provider of the cancellation. The notice must specify the day the cancellation takes effect.

Division 5Allocation of child care places

198A  Allocation of child care places to approved child care services

                   The Minister’s rules may prescribe the following (the allocation rules):

                     (a)  procedures relating to the allocation of child care places to approved child care services;

                     (b)  matters to be taken into account in working out the number (if any) of child care places to be allocated to approved child care services;

                     (c)  child care services subject to the allocation rules;

                     (d)  the maximum number of places that can be allocated to approved child care services in a specified class;

                     (e)  any other matters to be taken into account in making such an allocation;

                      (f)  procedures relating to the reduction under section 198C of the number of child care places allocated to approved child care services;

                     (g)  matters to be taken into account in working out the number of child care places by which the number of child care places allocated to approved child care services may be reduced under section 198C;

                     (h)  any other matters to be taken into account in reducing, or deciding whether to reduce, under section 198C the number of child care places allocated to approved child care services.

198B  Secretary to allocate child care places

Initial allocation of child care places

             (1)  If an approved child care service is subject to the allocation rules, the Secretary must allocate child care places to the service in accordance with the rules.

Additional allocation of child care places

             (2)  If an approved child care service has been allocated a number of child care places, the approved provider of the service may apply to the Secretary for additional child care places.

             (3)  The application must:

                     (a)  be given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  contain any information prescribed by the Secretary’s rules; and

                     (c)  contain any other information, and be accompanied by the documents, required by the Secretary.

             (4)  The Secretary must decide, in accordance with the allocation rules, whether or not to grant the application.

             (5)  The Secretary must give the applicant notice of the decision under subsection (4).

             (6)  If the Secretary decides to grant the application, the Secretary must allocate the additional child care places to the service.

198C  Reduction of allocation of child care places by unused or unusable places

             (1)  The Secretary may reduce, in accordance with the allocation rules, the number of child care places allocated to an approved child care service if:

                     (a)  that number exceeds the number of child care places provided by the service; or

                     (b)  that number exceeds the number of child care places that the service is, under a law of a State or Territory, licensed to provide.

The reduction must not be greater than the number of excess places.

             (2)  Before the reduction, the Secretary must (unless the provider has informed the Secretary in writing that the allocated number may be reduced) give a notice to the approved provider of the service that:

                     (a)  states that the Secretary proposes to make the reduction; and

                     (b)  states the number of places by which the Secretary proposes to reduce the number of places allocated to the service; and

                     (c)  invites the provider to make written submissions to the Secretary about the proposed reduction; and

                     (d)  is not inconsistent with the allocation rules.

             (3)  If the approved provider of the service has informed the Secretary in writing that the number of child care places allocated to the service may be reduced, the Secretary may give the provider a notice under subsection (2) before making the reduction.

             (4)  The Secretary must have regard to any submissions made by the approved provider of the service in accordance with an invitation under paragraph (2)(c) in deciding whether to make the reduction.

             (5)  If the Secretary reduces the number of child care places allocated to an approved child care service, the Secretary must give the approved provider of the service a notice that states:

                     (a)  the number of places by which the number of places allocated to the service is reduced; and

                     (b)  the day on which the reduction takes effect, which must not be earlier than the day on which the notice is given; and

                     (c)  the number of places allocated to the service, taking account of the reduction.

Division 6Miscellaneous

199A  Procedure before certain consequences apply

             (1)  Before doing a thing mentioned in subsection 195H(1) or section 197D or 197E, the Secretary must give a notice to the provider concerned that:

                     (a)  states that the Secretary is considering doing the thing; and

                     (b)  sets out the grounds for doing the thing; and

                     (c)  summarises the evidence and other material on which those grounds are based; and

                     (d)  summarises the effect of doing of the thing on eligibility for CCS or ACCS in respect of a session of care provided by an approved child care service of the provider; and

                     (e)  summarises the provider’s rights under this Act to seek a review of the decision to do the thing; and

                      (f)  invites the provider to make written submissions to the Secretary, within 28 days, stating why the thing should not be done.

             (2)  The Secretary must have regard to any submissions made by the provider in accordance with an invitation under paragraph (1)(f) in deciding whether to do the thing.

199B  Publicising sanctions or suspensions

             (1)  If any of the following events occur, the Secretary may publicise the event in any way the Secretary thinks appropriate:

                     (a)  the Secretary does one or more of the things mentioned in subsection 195H(1);

                     (b)  the Secretary suspends the approval of an approved provider under subsection 197A(1);

                     (c)  a person is ordered by a court to pay a pecuniary penalty in relation to a civil penalty provision of this Act;

                     (d)  a person is convicted of an offence against this Act (including an offence against Chapter 7 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Act).

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the Secretary may publicise information that includes the following:

                     (a)  the name of the provider;

                     (b)  the name and address of an approved child care service or former approved child care service of the provider;

                     (c)  if the information relates to the doing of one or more of the things mentioned in subsection 195H(1):

                              (i)  the things done; and

                             (ii)  the day when each thing done takes effect; and

                            (iii)  each condition for continued approval of the provider with which the provider has not complied, or is not complying; and

                            (iv)  the day (if any) when each thing done ceases to have effect;

                     (d)  if the information relates to a suspension under subsection 197A(1):

                              (i)  the day when the suspension takes effect; and

                             (ii)  the grounds for the suspension; and

                            (iii)  the day (if any) when the suspension ceases to have effect.

199C  Notice to Secretary of matters affecting approval

             (1)  An approved provider must give the Secretary written notice of the following matters as soon as practicable after the provider becomes aware of the matter:

                     (a)  the provider did not satisfy the requirements in subsection 194B(1) at the time the provider became approved;

                     (b)  a service in respect of which the provider is or was approved did not satisfy the requirements in subsection 194B(3) at the time the provider became approved in respect of the service;

                     (c)  the provider has not complied, or is not complying, with a condition for continued approval of the provider.

Note:          Section 204F also requires an approved provider to notify the Secretary of certain matters.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  80 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

199D  Notice to provider of review rights for decisions under this Part

                   If the Secretary is required by a provision of this Part to give a provider notice of a decision, the notice must include a statement of the provider’s rights under this Act to seek a review of the decision.

199E  Notifying individuals about effect on eligibility

             (1)  If the Secretary is satisfied that an approved provider has not complied, or is not complying, with a condition for continued approval of the provider, the Secretary may give a notice to an individual whose eligibility for CCS or ACCS may be affected if the Secretary were to cancel, suspend or vary the provider’s approval because of the Secretary being so satisfied.

             (2)  A notice under subsection (1) must:

                     (a)  state that the Secretary is satisfied that the provider has not complied, or is not complying, with a condition for continued approval of the provider; and

                     (b)  set out the effect on the individual’s eligibility if the Secretary were to cancel, suspend or vary the provider’s approval.

The notice may set out any other information that the Secretary thinks relevant.

             (3)  If the Secretary cancels, suspends or varies the provider’s approval under this Part, the Secretary may give a notice to an individual whose eligibility for CCS or ACCS may be affected because of that action.

             (4)  A notice under subsection (3) must:

                     (a)  state that the Secretary has cancelled, suspended or varied the provider’s approval; and

                     (b)  set out the effect of the action on the individual’s eligibility.

The notice may set out any other information that the Secretary thinks relevant.

             (5)  A notice under this section must be given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary.

199F  Certain providers not required to comply with requirements

                   If the Minister’s rules specify the provider of a child care service for the purposes of this section:

                     (a)  the provider is not required to satisfy paragraph 194C(a) in order to satisfy the provider eligibility rules; and

                     (b)  the provider is not required to satisfy or comply with any other provision prescribed by the Minister’s rules in order to become, or remain, approved for the purposes of the family assistance law.

199G  Minister’s rules in relation to backdating of approvals etc.

             (1)  The Minister’s rules may prescribe modifications of this Act or the Family Assistance Act to apply in respect of the following persons and periods:

                     (a)  approved providers whose approval takes effect on a day earlier than the day the Secretary gives the provider notice of the approval, for the period starting when the approval takes effect, and ending when the Secretary gives the notice;

                     (b)  approved providers whose approval in respect of a child care service takes effect on a day earlier than the day the Secretary gives the provider notice of the approval, for the period starting when the approval in respect of the service takes effect and ending when the Secretary gives the notice;

                     (c)  providers whose approval, or approval in respect of a child care service, is suspended, for the period of the suspension;

                     (d)  approved providers whose suspension is revoked with effect from a day earlier than the day the Secretary gives the provider notice of the revocation, for the period starting when the revocation takes effect and ending when the Secretary gives the notice.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not limit subsection 85GB(1) of the Family Assistance Act.

Part 8AProvider requirements and other matters

Division 1Requirements in relation to enrolments and relevant arrangements

200A  Enrolment notices

Notice if a child starts to be enrolled

             (1)  An approved provider of an approved child care service must give the Secretary a notice in accordance with subsection (4) if a child starts to be enrolled for care by the service.

Notice if a child starts to be enrolled before approval given or during suspension of approval

             (2)  An approved provider of an approved child care service must give the Secretary a notice in accordance with subsection (4) if:

                     (a)  on the day a child starts to be enrolled for care by the service:

                              (i)  the provider is not approved, or not approved in respect of the service; or

                             (ii)  the provider’s approval, or approval in respect of the service, is suspended; and

                     (b)  after that day, the Secretary gives the provider notice:

                              (i)  that the provider has been approved, or approved in respect of the service; or

                             (ii)  that the suspension has been revoked; and

                     (c)  the child is enrolled for care by the service on any day on or after the day the approval or revocation takes effect.

Notice if relevant arrangement entered into

             (3)  An approved provider of an approved child care service must give the Secretary a notice in accordance with subsection (4) if the provider and an individual enter into an arrangement (a relevant arrangement) other than a complying written arrangement for the service to provide care to a child.

Content and timing of notices

             (4)  A notice is given in accordance with this subsection if:

                     (a)  it is given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  it contains the information required by the Secretary; and

                     (c)  for a notice under subsection (1)—it is given by the later of:

                              (i)  7 days after the end of the week in which the child started to be enrolled; or

                             (ii)  if the child started to be enrolled in a period, or a series of consecutive periods, to which a payment under section 205A relates—7 days after the end of the period, or the last such period; and

                     (d)  for a notice under subsection (2)—it is given no later than 7 days after the end of the week in which the Secretary gave the notice referred to in paragraph (2)(b); and

                     (e)  for a notice under subsection (3)—it is given no later than 7 days after the end of the week in which the relevant arrangement is entered into.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3).

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

200B  When a child is enrolled

             (1)  A child:

                     (a)  starts to be enrolled for care by a child care service of a provider if:

                              (i)  the provider and an individual enter into a complying written arrangement for the service to provide care to the child; or

                             (ii)  the service provides care to the child in the circumstances referred to in subsection (4); and

                     (b)  ceases to be enrolled for care by that service when the earliest of the following events happens:

                              (i)  for an enrolment that started as referred to in subparagraph (a)(i)—the arrangement ends;

                             (ii)  for an enrolment that started as referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii)—the care ceases to be provided in those circumstances;

                            (iii)  8 weeks have passed since the child last attended any of the service’s sessions of care;

                            (iv)  an event prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

             (2)  A child is enrolled for care by a service from the day the child starts to be enrolled until the child ceases to be enrolled. To avoid doubt, a child who ceases to be enrolled for care by a service is not enrolled for care by that service until the child starts to be enrolled for care by that service again.

             (3)  A written arrangement between a provider and an individual is a complying written arrangement if the arrangement complies with the requirements prescribed by the Secretary’s rules.

             (4)  A service provides care to a child in the circumstances referred to in this subsection if:

                     (a)  immediately before the service starts to provide the care, the child is not enrolled for care by the service; and

                     (b)  any of the following applies in relation to the week in which the service starts to provide the care:

                              (i)  a certificate given by the approved provider of the service under section 85CB (certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)) of the Family Assistance Act is in effect in relation to the child;

                             (ii)  a determination made by the Secretary under section 85CE (determination for ACCS (child wellbeing)) of the Family Assistance Act is in effect in relation to the child;

                            (iii)  the approved provider of the service has applied for a determination under section 85CE of the Family Assistance Act and the application has not been refused; and

                     (c)  the provider gives the Secretary a declaration referred to in paragraph 67CH(1)(c) in relation to sessions of care provided by the service to the child.

200C  Variation of complying written arrangements

                   An approved provider must ensure that a variation of a complying written arrangement to which the provider is a party is done in writing, if the variation:

                     (a)  has the effect that information in the enrolment notice given by the provider for the child to whom the arrangement relates becomes incorrect; or

                     (b)  relates to a matter prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

200D  Updates in relation to enrolled children

             (1)  An approved provider must give the Secretary notice in accordance with subsection (3) of the following events in relation to complying written arrangements or relevant arrangements to which the provider is a party and enrolment notices given by the provider:

                     (a)  a complying written arrangement is varied in a way that:

                              (i)  has the effect that information in the enrolment notice given in relation to a child becomes incorrect; or

                             (ii)  relates to a matter prescribed by the Minister’s rules for the purposes of paragraph 200C(b);

                     (b)  information in an enrolment notice otherwise becomes incorrect;

                     (c)  information becomes available that, had it been available when an enrolment notice was given, should have been included in the notice;

                     (d)  information becomes available that, had it been available when an enrolment notice was given, would have required the notice to be given in a different form;

                     (e)  a child for whom an enrolment notice has been given ceases to be enrolled for care by the service for the reason mentioned in subparagraph 200B(1)(b)(i) (complying written arrangement ends);

                      (f)  a relevant arrangement in relation to a child has ended.

             (2)  An approved provider must give the Secretary a notice in accordance with subsection (3) if:

                     (a)  on the day an event referred to in subsection (1) happens, the provider’s approval, or approval in respect of the service, is suspended; and

                     (b)  after that day, the Secretary gives the provider notice that the suspension has been revoked; and

                     (c)  the child is enrolled for care by the service on any day on or after the day the revocation takes effect.

             (3)  A notice under subsection (1) or (2) is given in accordance with this subsection if it is given:

                     (a)  in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  for a notice under subsection (1)—no later than the later of:

                              (i)  7 days after the day the event happened; and

                             (ii)  if the event happened in a period, or a series of consecutive periods, to which a payment under section 205A relates—7 days after the end of the period, or the last such period; and

                     (c)  for a notice under subsection (2)—no later than 7 days after the Secretary gave the notice referred to in paragraph (2)(b).

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (5)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

Division 2Requirements in relation to CCS and ACCS by fee reduction

201A  Requirement to pass on fee reduction amount to individual entitled to be paid CCS or ACCS

Requirement to pass on or remit to Secretary fee reduction amount

             (1)  A provider to whom a notice is given of a fee reduction decision for an individual must, no later than 14 days after the notice is given:

                     (a)  pass on the fee reduction amount for the decision to the individual; or

                     (b)  if it is not reasonably practicable to do so—remit the fee reduction amount to the Secretary, in a manner approved by the Secretary.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a notice that includes a statement to the effect that the Secretary has decided to pay the fee reduction amount directly to the individual under subsection 67EC(2).

Note 1:       See subsections 67CE(6), 106A(3), 109B(2B) and 136(3).

Note 2:       In a prosecution for an offence under subsection (3), a defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  80 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (4)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

Passing on

             (5)  A provider may pass on a fee reduction amount by reducing fees or in any other way. As long as the individual receives the benefit of the fee reduction amount from the provider:

                     (a)  the provider is taken to have passed on the fee reduction amount; and

                     (b)  the individual is taken to have been paid an amount of CCS or ACCS equal to the amount of the fee reduction amount.

Notice of remittal

             (6)  A provider that remits an amount in accordance with paragraph (1)(b) must give the Secretary written notice of the remittance:

                     (a)  in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  including any information required by the Secretary.

The provider’s notice must be given no later than 14 days after the notice of the fee reduction decision is given.

201B  Enforcing payment of hourly session fees

Duty to enforce payment of hourly session fees

             (1)  A provider to whom a notice is given of a fee reduction decision referred to in item 1 or 2 of the table in subsection 67EB(2) for an individual, for sessions of care provided by a service to a child in a week, must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the individual pays the provider the difference between:

                     (a)  the total of the hourly session fees for all sessions of care provided by the service to the child in the week to which the decision relates; and

                     (b)  the fee reduction amount for the decision.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  80 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

201C  Charging no more than usual hourly session fee

Duty to charge no more than usual hourly session fee

             (1)  The approved provider of a child care service must not charge an individual who is eligible for ACCS for a session of care provided by the service an hourly session fee that exceeds the hourly session fee the provider would ordinarily charge an individual who is eligible for CCS for the session of care.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  80 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

201D  Requirement to give individuals statements of entitlement

             (1)  This section applies if a provider is given a notice under subsection 67CE(4) of a determination made under section 67CD for an individual for a week, in relation to sessions of care provided to a child by an approved child care service of the provider.

             (2)  The provider must give the individual a written statement in accordance with subsection (3) for the statement period that includes the week.

             (3)  A statement is given in accordance with this subsection if:

                     (a)  it includes the following:

                              (i)  the start and end dates of the statement period;

                             (ii)  the hourly session fee for each session of care provided by the service to the child in the statement period;

                            (iii)  the total of the fee reduction amounts for the fee reduction decisions for the individual of which the provider was given notice for the weeks in the statement period;

                            (iv)  any other information prescribed by the Secretary’s rules; and

                     (b)  it is given no later than 7 days after the day the provider is required to give a report under section 204B (requirement to report about children for whom care is provided) for the last week in the statement period.

             (4)  If the Secretary’s rules prescribe another person to whom a statement must be given when a statement is given under subsection (2), the provider must give the prescribed person a written statement that includes the information prescribed for the person by the Secretary’s rules, by the time prescribed by the Secretary’s rules.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (2) or (4).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (2) or (4).

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

             (7)  A statement period is:

                     (a)  a CCS fortnight; or

                     (b)  if the Secretary’s rules prescribe a different period—the prescribed period.

201E  Statements following changes of entitlement

             (1)  This section applies if a provider is given notice under subsection 106A(2) or 109B(2A) of a decision on review that varies, or substitutes a new determination for, a determination made under section 67CD for an individual for a week.

             (2)  The provider must:

                     (a)  if it is reasonably practicable to do so—give the individual a written statement in accordance with subsection (3); and

                     (b)  otherwise—notify the Secretary that it is not reasonably practicable for the provider to do so and comply with any requirements prescribed by the Secretary’s rules in the circumstances.

             (3)  A statement is given in accordance with this subsection if:

                     (a)  it does either of the following:

                              (i)  it is given in accordance with subsection 201D(3) taking into account the effect of the decision on review;

                             (ii)  it identifies the statement given under subsection 201D(2) in relation to the determination to which the review related and updates it to take into account the effect of the decision on review; and

                     (b)  it is given no later than the end of the statement period immediately after the statement period in which the provider was given the notice referred to in subsection (1).

             (4)  If the Secretary’s rules prescribe another person to whom a statement must be given when a statement is given under subsection (2), the provider must give the prescribed person a written statement that includes the information prescribed for the person by the Secretary’s rules, by the time specified in the Secretary’s rules.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (2) or (4).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (2) or (4).

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

Division 3Requirements in relation to records

202A  Requirement to make records

             (1)  An approved provider must make a written record of information or an event of which it becomes aware if:

                     (a)  the provider would not otherwise have a written record of the information or event; and

                     (b)  the information or event relates to any of the following:

                              (i)  an individual’s eligibility for CCS or ACCS;

                             (ii)  the eligibility of an approved child care service of the provider for ACCS (child wellbeing);

                            (iii)  the provider’s compliance with the conditions for continued approval of the provider;

                            (iv)  any other matter prescribed by the Secretary’s rules.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

202B  Requirement to keep records

Requirement to keep records

             (1)  An approved provider must keep records, in accordance with the Secretary’s rules, of information and events in relation to the following matters:

                     (a)  an individual’s eligibility for CCS or ACCS;

                     (b)  the eligibility of an approved child care service of the provider for ACCS (child wellbeing);

                     (c)  the provider’s compliance with the conditions for continued approval of the provider;

                     (d)  any other matter prescribed by the Secretary’s rules.

Duration of record‑keeping

             (2)  An approved provider must keep the records referred to in subsection (1) until at least:

                     (a)  the end of the period of 7 years starting at the end of the financial year in which the care to which the information or event relates was provided; or

                     (b)  the later time ordered by a court during proceedings for an offence against this Act (including an offence against Chapter 7 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Act) or for the contravention of a civil penalty provision, if an application for the order was made during:

                              (i)  the period referred to in paragraph (a); or

                             (ii)  proceedings relevant to a previous application of this paragraph.

Offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (2).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (4)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (2).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

202C  Requirement to keep records in relation to certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)

If a certificate is given

             (1)  If an approved provider gives the Secretary a certificate under section 85CB of the Family Assistance Act, the provider must:

                     (a)  no later than 6 weeks after the day the certificate takes effect, obtain and make a record of:

                              (i)  evidence to support the provider’s view that the child concerned is or was at risk of serious abuse or neglect; and

                             (ii)  evidence that the provider has given an appropriate State/Territory body notice in accordance with section 204K; and

                     (b)  keep those records for at least the period of 7 years starting at the end of the financial year in which the certificate ceases to have effect.

If certificate is cancelled

             (2)  If an approved provider:

                     (a)  cancels a certificate under section 85CC of the Family Assistance Act (whether or not the provider gives a replacement certificate within the meaning of that section); or

                     (b)  gives the Secretary a notice under section 67FC (child not at risk of serious abuse or neglect);

the provider must:

                     (c)  no later than 6 weeks after the day the provider cancels the certificate or gives the notice, obtain and make a record of evidence to support the provider’s view that the child is not at risk of serious abuse or neglect for the period concerned; and

                     (d)  keep those records for at least the period of 7 years starting at the end of the financial year in which the provider cancelled the certificate or gave the notice.

Offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (2).

Penalty:  80 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (4)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (2).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

202D  Requirement to keep Secretary informed about location of records after suspension or cancellation

Notice of location at which records are kept

             (1)  If, with effect from a particular day (the effective day), the approval of a provider is:

                     (a)  cancelled or suspended; or

                     (b)  varied to remove a child care service from the approval; or

                     (c)  suspended in respect of a child care service;

the provider must keep the Secretary informed, in accordance with subsection (2), of the location at which the provider’s records, or the provider’s records for the service, are kept.

             (2)  The provider must keep the Secretary informed by giving the Secretary written notice of the location:

                     (a)  no later than 14 days after the effective day; and

                     (b)  if the records are moved from the notified location—no later than 14 days after the move.

             (3)  If a suspension of a provider’s approval is revoked, subsection (1) ceases to apply to the provider from the day the revocation takes effect.

             (4)  If a suspension of a provider’s approval in respect of a child care service is revoked, subsection (1) ceases to apply to the provider in relation to the service from the day the revocation takes effect.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

Division 4Requirements relating to large centre‑based day care providers

203A  Secretary may require financial information relating to large centre‑based day care providers

Notice requiring financial information

             (1)  The Secretary may, by written notice given in accordance with subsection (2), require a person referred to in section 203B to provide financial information in relation to the financial year in which the notice is given or any one or more of the 4 previous financial years, if:

                     (a)  the information is for the purposes of determining whether a large centre‑based day care provider is financially viable and likely to remain so; and

                     (b)  the Secretary reasonably believes that the person is capable of giving the information.

Note:          Sections 137.1 and 137.2 of the Criminal Code create offences for providing false or misleading information or documents.

             (2)  A notice is given in accordance with this subsection if:

                     (a)  it specifies the financial information required; and

                     (b)  it specifies the period by which and the manner in which the person must comply with the notice.

Civil penalty for non‑compliance

             (3)  A person must comply with a notice given to the person under subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply to a person registered under the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2012 to the extent that:

                     (a)  the notice under subsection (1) requires the person to provide particular financial information to the Secretary; and

                     (b)  the person has provided, or provides, that particular financial information to the Commissioner within the meaning of that Act before the end of the period specified under paragraph (2)(b).

Disclosure of personal information

             (5)  For the purposes of:

                     (a)  paragraph 6.2(b) of Australian Privacy Principle 6; and

                     (b)  a provision of a law of a State or Territory that provides that information that is personal may be disclosed if the disclosure is authorised by law;

the disclosure of personal information by a person in response to a notice given under this section is taken to be a disclosure that is authorised by this Act.

203B  Persons to whom a financial information notice may be given

                   The persons to whom a notice under subsection 203A(1) in relation to a large centre‑based day care provider may be given are the following:

                     (a)  the provider;

                     (b)  a person who, at any time during the financial year, owns 15% or more of:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                     (c)  a person who, at any time during the financial year, is entitled to receive 15% or more of the dividends paid by:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                     (d)  a person who, at any time during the financial year, is owed a debt by the provider;

                     (e)  a person who:

                              (i)  acts, or is accustomed to act; or

                             (ii)  under a contract or an arrangement or understanding (whether formal or informal) is intended or expected to act;

                            in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of, or in concert with:

                            (iii)  the provider; or

                            (iv)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                      (f)  a person who directs or instructs:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                            to act in accordance with those directions or instructions;

                     (g)  a person, if:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                            acts, or is accustomed to act, so as to give effect to the first‑mentioned person’s wishes;

                     (h)  a person with whom:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                            acts, or is accustomed to act, in concert;

                      (i)  a person, if:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                            is intended or expected to act under a contract or an arrangement or understanding (whether formal or informal) so as to give effect to the first‑mentioned person’s directions, instructions or wishes;

                      (j)  a person with whom:

                              (i)  the provider; or

                             (ii)  if the provider consists of more than one person—any of those persons;

                            is intended or expected to act in concert under a contract or an arrangement or understanding (whether formal or informal).

203C  Audit of approved provider

                   If, on the basis of information received under section 203A, the Secretary has concerns about the financial viability of an approved provider, the Secretary may engage an appropriately qualified and experienced expert to carry out an independent audit of the provider.

203D  Report relating to an audit

             (1)  An expert who audits a provider under section 203C must prepare and give to the Secretary a report about the affairs of the provider.

             (2)  The expert’s report must deal with the following:

                     (a)  whether the provider’s financial statements are based on proper accounts and records;

                     (b)  whether the financial statements are in agreement with the accounts and records and show fairly the financial transactions and the state of the provider;

                     (c)  any matter specified by the expert’s terms of engagement;

                     (d)  such other matters arising out of the financial statements as the expert considers should be reported;

                     (e)  any recommendations relating to maintaining or improving the financial viability of the provider that the expert considers desirable.

Division 5Requirements in relation to information and reports

204A  Requirements if approved provider stops operating an approved child care service

Notice if approved provider stops operating service

             (1)  At least 42 days before an approved provider stops operating a child care service in respect of which the provider is approved, the provider must notify the Secretary, in a form and manner approved by the Secretary, of the provider’s intention to stop operating the service.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the provider stops operating the service for either of the following reasons:

                     (a)  to avoid being in breach of a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

                     (b)  due to circumstances beyond the provider’s control.

             (3)  If the provider stops operating a child care service in respect of which the provider is approved for either of the reasons in subsection (2), the provider must notify the Secretary, in a form and manner approved by the Secretary, as soon as possible.

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (3).

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (5)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (3).

Civil penalty:          80 penalty units.

Requirement to give further information on request

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  an approved provider notifies the Secretary in accordance with subsection (1) or (3); and

                     (b)  the Secretary requests the provider in writing to give the Secretary specified information in relation to the provider’s notice;

the provider must give the Secretary the specified information in a form and manner approved by the Secretary and by the time specified in the Secretary’s request (which must be at least 14 days after the request is made).

Offence

             (7)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (6).

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (8)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (6).

Civil penalty:          80 penalty units.

204B  Requirement to report about children for whom care is provided

             (1)  An approved provider of an approved child care service must give the Secretary a report in accordance with subsection (2) for each week in which a session of care is provided to a child, if:

                     (a)  the provider has given the Secretary an enrolment notice; and

                     (b)  care was provided to the child by the service on a day in the week.

Note:          The provider must give enrolment notices to the Secretary relating to all children for whom care is provided, including both enrolled children (for whom complying written arrangements are made) and others for whom a relevant arrangement is made (see section 200A).

             (2)  A report is given in accordance with this subsection if:

                     (a)  it is given in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  if the child was enrolled for care on a day in the week—it includes the information required by the Secretary relevant to determining whether an individual is eligible for or entitled to be paid CCS or ACCS in relation to the session of care and, if so, the amount; and

                     (c)  it includes any other information required by the Secretary; and

                     (d)  it is given no later than:

                              (i)  14 days after the end of the week in which the session of care was provided; or

                             (ii)  if the week is in a period, or a series of consecutive periods, to which a payment under section 205A relates—14 days after the end of the period, or the last such period; or

                            (iii)  if the enrolment notice is given under subsection 200A(2)—the day the enrolment notice is required to be given under that subsection.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(b) and (c), and to avoid doubt, a report is not given in accordance with subsection (2) unless the information included as required by those paragraphs is accurate and complete.

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1) (regardless of whether the report is subsequently varied, substituted, withdrawn or corrected under subsection (6) of this section or section 204C).

Penalty:  70 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (5)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1) (regardless of whether the report is subsequently varied, substituted, withdrawn or corrected under subsection (6) of this section or section 204C).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

Updating and withdrawing reports

             (6)  An approved provider may:

                     (a)  vary the report or substitute it with an updated report; or

                     (b)  if the report was not required to be given—withdraw the report;

as long as the provider does so no later than:

                     (c)  the earlier of the following days:

                              (i)  the 28th day after the start of the week to which the report relates or;

                             (ii)  the last day of the financial year in which the CCS fortnight to which the report relates starts; or

                     (d)  if the Secretary agrees to a later day—the later day agreed by the Secretary.

             (7)  Subsection (6) does not prevent the Minister’s rules under section 195E making provision for or in relation to approved providers varying, substituting or withdrawing reports given under this section.

204C  Dealing with inaccurate reports

Requiring provider to withdraw report or substitute accurate report

             (1)  If the Secretary considers that a detail contained in a report given by an approved provider under subsection 204B(1) (requirement to report about children for whom care is provided) might not be accurate, the Secretary may, by written notice given to the provider, require the provider to withdraw the report, to vary it so that it becomes accurate or substitute it with an accurate report.

             (2)  A person must comply with a notice given to the person under subsection (1), no later than:

                     (a)  14 days after the notice was given; or

                     (b)  if the notice specifies a longer period—the end of that period.

Offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (2).

Penalty:  70 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (4)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (2).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

Correction of report by Secretary

             (5)  If the Secretary:

                     (a)  knows that a detail contained in a report given by an approved provider under subsection 204B(1) is not accurate; and

                     (b)  knows what the correct detail is; and

                     (c)  has (if practicable) given the provider at least 14 days written notice of the Secretary’s intended correction of the report;

the Secretary may correct the report accordingly.

204D  Requirement to give information about number of child care places

Notice to give information

             (1)  The Secretary may give an approved provider of an approved child care service a written notice requiring the provider to give the Secretary information the Secretary requires in order to determine whether to reduce the number of child care places allocated to the service.

             (2)  The notice must specify the following:

                     (a)  the information the Secretary requires;

                     (b)  the period, or each of the periods, in relation to which the information is required;

                     (c)  the time by which the information in relation to the period, or each of the periods, is required.

             (3)  The notice may specify either or both of the following:

                     (a)  the form and manner in which the information is to be provided to the Secretary;

                     (b)  the length of time for which the provider must continue to comply with the notice.

Requirement to comply with notice

             (4)  The provider must comply with the notice in relation to the period, or each of the periods, specified in the notice.

Civil penalty

             (5)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (4).

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

             (6)  The Secretary may, by written notice given to a provider, terminate the effect of a notice given to the provider under subsection (1).

204E  Requirement to provide further information to Secretary about enrolled children

             (1)  If the Secretary requires an approved provider to give the Secretary further information under section 67FH (information about children enrolled in child care), the provider must comply with the notice.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          40 penalty units.

204F  Requirement to notify Secretary of certain matters

             (1)  The approved provider of an approved child care service must give the Secretary written notice of a matter prescribed by the Minister’s rules:

                     (a)  in a form and manner approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  by the time prescribed for the matter in the Minister’s rules.

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

204G  Requirements prescribed by Minister’s rules in relation to children who are members of a prescribed class

             (1)  The Minister’s rules may impose requirements on approved providers for the purposes of monitoring or investigating whether an approved child care service of the provider:

                     (a)  is providing care in circumstances prescribed by the Minister’s rules for the purposes of subparagraph 85BA(1)(c)(iii) of the Family Assistance Act; or

                     (b)  is providing care to a child who is a member of a class prescribed by the Minister’s rules for the purposes of paragraph 85ED(1)(b) of the Family Assistance Act.

             (2)  The requirements may relate to any of the following:

                     (a)  making and keeping records;

                     (b)  giving information to the Secretary;

                     (c)  any other matter the Minister considers appropriate for the purposes referred to in subsection (1).

             (3)  To avoid doubt, this section is subject to subsection 85GB(3) of the Family Assistance Act.

204H  Requirements that continue after provider’s approval is suspended, cancelled or varied

             (1)  If, with effect from a particular day (the effective day), the approval of a provider is:

                     (a)  cancelled or suspended; or

                     (b)  varied so as to remove a child care service from the approval; or

                     (c)  suspended in respect of a child care service;

the provider must continue to comply with a provision specified in an item of the following table, in relation to the matters specified in that item for the provision, on and after the effective day as if the cancellation, variation or suspension had not happened.

 

Requirements that continue after cancellation, variation or suspension

Item

Provider must continue to comply with this provision:

In relation to these matters:

1

section 200A

a child who started to be enrolled before the effective day, or for whom a relevant arrangement is entered into before the effective day

2

section 200C

a variation made before the effective day

3

section 200D

events mentioned in that section that occur before the effective day

4

section 201A

any notice given under subsection 67CE(4), whether given before, on or after the effective day

5

section 201B

sessions of care provided before the effective day, whether the notice under subsection 67CE(4) is given before, on or after the effective day

6

section 201C

sessions of care provided before the effective day

7

section 201D

any notice given under subsection 67CE(4), whether given before, on or after the effective day

8

section 201E

any notice given under subsection 106A(2) or 109B(2A), whether given before, on or after the effective day

9

section 202B

matters mentioned in subsection 202B(1) in relation to sessions of care provided before the effective day

10

section 202C

certificates given or cancelled, and notices given under section 67FC, before the effective day

11

section 204B

sessions of care provided before the effective day

12

section 204C

report given under subsection 204B(1) or that subsection as it applies because of this section

13

section 204E

notices given to the provider:

(a) before the effective day; or

(b) on or after the effective day in relation to a period before the effective day

 

Offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  The number of penalty units that would apply if the contravention had been a contravention of the provision with which the provider is required to continue to comply.

Civil penalty

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          The number of penalty units that would apply if the contravention had been a contravention of the provision with which the provider is required to continue to comply.

204J  Collection, use or disclosure of information for financial viability purposes

                   The collection, use or disclosure of personal information about an individual is taken to be authorised by this Act for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 if the collection, use or disclosure is reasonably necessary for the purposes of determining whether a large centre‑based day care provider is financially viable and likely to remain so.

204K  Notice to State/Territory body of child at risk of serious abuse or neglect

Certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)

             (1)  An approved provider that gives the Secretary a certificate under section 85CB of the Family Assistance Act must, no later than 6 weeks after the day the certificate takes effect, give an appropriate State/Territory body notice that the provider considers the child to whom the certificate relates is or was at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the certificate is cancelled under section 85CC of the Family Assistance Act and a replacement certificate (within the meaning of paragraph (4)(b) of that section) is not given; or

                     (b)  the certificate is cancelled under section 85CD of the Family Assistance Act; or

                     (c)  the provider was notified of the risk by an appropriate State/Territory body.

Determination for ACCS (child wellbeing)

             (3)  Before making an application for a determination under section 85CE of the Family Assistance Act, an approved provider must give an appropriate State/Territory body notice that the provider considers the child to whom the application relates is or was at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the provider gave an appropriate State/Territory body a notice in relation to the child under subsection (1) less than 6 weeks ago; or

                     (b)  the provider was notified of the risk by an appropriate State/Territory body.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (3).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1) or (3).

Civil penalty:          50 penalty units.

Meaning of appropriate State/Territory body

             (7)  Any of the following is an appropriate State/Territory body for the State or Territory where care is provided to the child to whom a certificate relates:

                     (a)  a department or agency of the State or Territory that is responsible for dealing with matters relating to the welfare of children;

                     (b)  an organisation dealing with such matters on behalf of such a department or agency in accordance with an agreement between the department or agency and the organisation.

Division 6Business continuity payments

205A  Business continuity payments

             (1)  The Secretary may determine that a payment is to be made to an approved provider in relation to a period if all of the following apply:

                     (a)  the provider is required to give a report under subsection 204B(1) (requirement to report about children for whom care is provided) for a week in respect of one or more enrolments;

                     (b)  the provider does not give the report for the week by the time required for that report under section 204B;

                     (c)  the Secretary is satisfied that the failure to give the report is due to circumstances prescribed by the Minister’s rules.

Note:          Section 205B deals with the setting off of payments made under this section.

             (2)  The Minister’s rules:

                     (a)  must prescribe a method of determining the amounts of payments under this section; and

                     (b)  may prescribe any other matters relating to the making of payments under this section.

             (3)  The Secretary must pay the amount of any payment under this section to the credit of a bank account nominated and maintained by the approved provider.

             (4)  The Secretary must give the approved provider written notice of the payment and of the period to which the payment relates.

205B  Setting off business continuity payments

             (1)  This section applies if a payment is made under section 205A to an approved provider in respect of the enrolment of a child for care by an approved child care service (the first service) of the provider.

             (2)  The Secretary must set off an amount equal to the payment against one or more child care service payments that are to be made in respect of an enrolment of a child for care:

                     (a)  by the first service; or

                     (b)  by any other approved child care service of the provider.

Note:          For child care service payment see subsection 3(1).

Part 8BNominees

Division 1Preliminary

219TA  Definitions

                   In this Part:

correspondence nominee means a person who, by virtue of an appointment in force under section 219TC, is the correspondence nominee of another person.

nominee means a correspondence nominee or a payment nominee.

payment nominee means a person who, by virtue of an appointment in force under section 219TB, is the payment nominee of another person.

principal, in relation to a nominee, means the person in relation to whom the nominee was appointed.

relevant benefit means:

                     (a)  family tax benefit by instalment; or

                     (b)  family tax benefit for a past period; or

                     (c)  family tax benefit by single payment/in substitution because of the death of another individual; or

                  (caa)  family tax benefit under section 58AA of the Family Assistance Act; or

                     (d)  stillborn baby payment; or

                      (f)  CCS by fee reduction; or

                     (g)  ACCS by fee reduction; or

                     (h)  CCS or ACCS in substitution for an individual who has died; or

                   (hb)  single income family supplement; or

                      (i)  one‑off payment to families; or

                      (j)  economic security strategy payment to families; or

                     (k)  back to school bonus or single income family bonus; or

                      (l)  clean energy advance; or

                    (m)  ETR payment.

Division 2Appointment of nominees

219TB  Appointment of payment nominee

                   Subject to section 219TD, the Secretary may, in writing:

                     (a)  appoint a person (including a body corporate) to be the payment nominee of another person for the purposes of the family assistance law; and

                     (b)  direct that the whole or a specified part of a specified relevant benefit payable to the nominee’s principal be paid to the nominee.

219TC  Appointment of correspondence nominee

                   Subject to section 219TD, the Secretary may, in writing, appoint a person (including a body corporate) to be the correspondence nominee of another person for the purposes of the family assistance law.

219TD  Provisions relating to appointments

             (1)  A person may be appointed as the payment nominee and the correspondence nominee of the same person.

             (2)  The Secretary must not appoint a nominee for a person (the proposed principal) under section 219TB or 219TC except:

                     (a)  with the written consent of the person to be appointed; and

                     (b)  after taking into consideration the wishes (if any) of the proposed principal regarding the making of such an appointment.

             (3)  The Secretary must cause a copy of an appointment under section 219TB or 219TC to be given to:

                     (a)  the nominee; and

                     (b)  the principal.

             (4)  The Secretary must not appoint a payment nominee or correspondence nominee for an approved provider.

219TE  Suspension and cancellation of nominee appointments

             (1)  If a person who is a nominee by virtue of an appointment under section 219TB or 219TC informs the Secretary in writing that the person no longer wishes to be a nominee under that appointment, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable, cancel the appointment.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  the Secretary gives a person who is a nominee a notice under section 219TJ; and

                     (b)  the person informs the Department that:

                              (i)  an event or change of circumstances has occurred or is likely to occur; and

                             (ii)  the event or change of circumstances is likely to have an effect referred to in paragraph 219TJ(1)(b);

the Secretary may suspend or cancel the appointment by virtue of which the person is a nominee.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  the Secretary gives a person who is a nominee a notice under section 219TJ or 219TK; and

                     (b)  the nominee does not comply with the requirement of the notice;

the Secretary may suspend or cancel the appointment, or each appointment, by virtue of which the person is a nominee.

             (4)  While an appointment is suspended, the appointment has no effect for the purposes of the family assistance law.

             (5)  The Secretary may, at any time, cancel the suspension of an appointment under subsection (2) or (3).

             (6)  The suspension or cancellation of an appointment, and the cancellation of such a suspension, must be in writing.

             (7)  The cancellation of an appointment has effect on and from such day, being later than the day of the cancellation, as is specified in the cancellation.

             (8)  The Secretary must cause a copy of:

                     (a)  a suspension of an appointment; or

                     (b)  a cancellation of an appointment; or

                     (c)  a cancellation of a suspension of an appointment;

to be given to:

                     (d)  the nominee; and

                     (e)  the principal.

Division 3Payments to payment nominee

219TF  Payment of amounts to payment nominee

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person has a payment nominee; and

                     (b)  the whole or a part of a relevant benefit is payable to the person; and

                     (c)  the Secretary has given a direction in relation to the relevant benefit under section 219TB;

the relevant benefit is to be paid in accordance with the direction.

             (2)  An amount paid to the payment nominee of a person:

                     (a)  is paid to the payment nominee on behalf of the person; and

                     (b)  is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law (other than this Part), to have been paid to the person and to have been so paid when it was paid to the nominee.

             (3)  An amount that is to be paid to the payment nominee of a person must be paid to the credit of a bank account nominated and maintained by the nominee.

             (4)  The Secretary may direct that the whole or a part of an amount that is to be paid to a payment nominee be paid to the payment nominee in a different way from that provided for by subsection (3). If the Secretary gives such a direction, an amount to which the direction relates is to be paid in accordance with the direction.

Division 4Functions and responsibilities of nominees

219TG  Actions of correspondence nominee on behalf of principal

             (1)  Subject to section 219TR and subsection (4), any act that may be done by a person under, or for the purposes of, the family assistance law (other than an act for the purposes of Division 2 or 3) may be done by the person’s correspondence nominee.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), an application or claim that may be made under the family assistance law by a person may be made by the person’s correspondence nominee on behalf of the person, and an application or claim so made is taken to be made by the person.

             (3)  An act done by a person’s correspondence nominee under this section has effect, for the purposes of the family assistance law (other than this Part), as if it had been done by the person.

             (4)  If, under a provision of the family assistance law, the Secretary gives a notice to a person who has a correspondence nominee, subsection (1) does not extend to an act that is required by the notice to be done by the person.

219TH  Giving of notices to correspondence nominee

             (1)  Any notice that the Secretary is authorised or required by the family assistance law to give to a person may be given by the Secretary to the person’s correspondence nominee.

             (2)  The notice:

                     (a)  must, in every respect, be in the same form, and in the same terms, as if it were being given to the person; and

                     (b)  may be given to the correspondence nominee personally or by post or in any other manner approved by the Secretary.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  under subsection (1), the Secretary gives a notice (the nominee notice) to a person’s correspondence nominee; and

                     (b)  the Secretary afterwards gives the person a notice that:

                              (i)  is expressed to be given under the same provision of the family assistance law as the nominee notice; and

                             (ii)  makes the same requirement of the person as the nominee notice;

section 219TI ceases to have effect in relation to the nominee notice.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  under subsection (1), the Secretary gives a notice (the nominee notice) to a person’s correspondence nominee; and

                     (b)  the Secretary has already given to the person a notice that:

                              (i)  is expressed to be given under the same provision of the family assistance law as the nominee notice; and

                             (ii)  makes the same requirement of the person as the nominee notice;

section 219TI does not have effect in relation to the nominee notice.

219TI  Compliance by correspondence nominee

             (1)  In this section:

requirement means a requirement, made by the Secretary under this Act, to:

                     (a)  inform the Secretary of a matter; or

                     (b)  give information, or produce a document, to an officer; or

                     (c)  give a statement to the Secretary.

             (2)  If, under section 219TH, a notice making a requirement of a person is given to the person’s correspondence nominee, the following paragraphs have effect:

                     (a)  for the purposes of the family assistance law, other than this Part, the notice is taken:

                              (i)  to have been given to the person; and

                             (ii)  to have been so given on the day on which the notice was given to the correspondence nominee;

                     (b)  any requirement made of the person may be satisfied by the correspondence nominee;

                     (c)  any act done by the correspondence nominee for the purpose of satisfying a requirement of the notice has effect, for the purposes of the family assistance law (other than Division 3 of Part 6 of this Act), as if it had been done by the person;

                     (d)  if the correspondence nominee fails to satisfy a requirement of the notice, the person is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have failed to comply with the requirement.

             (3)  In order to avoid doubt, it is declared as follows:

                     (a)  if the requirement imposes an obligation on the person to inform the Secretary of a matter, or give the Secretary a statement, within a specified period and the correspondence nominee informs the Secretary of the matter, or gives the Secretary the statement, as the case may be, within that period, the person is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have complied with the requirement set out in the notice;

                     (b)  if the requirement imposes an obligation on the person to give information, or produce a document, to an officer within a specified period and the correspondence nominee gives the information, or produces the document, as the case may be, to the officer within that period, the person is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have complied with the requirement set out in the notice;

                     (c)  if the requirement imposes on the person an obligation to inform the Secretary of a matter, or give the Secretary a statement, within a specified period and the correspondence nominee does not inform the Secretary of the matter, or give the Secretary the statement, as the case may be, within that period, the person is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have failed to comply with the requirement set out in the notice;

                     (d)  if the requirement imposes an obligation on the person to give information, or produce a document, to an officer within a specified period and the correspondence nominee does not give the information, or produce the document, as the case may be, to the officer within that period, the person is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have failed to comply with the requirement set out in the notice.

219TJ  Notification by nominee of matters affecting ability to act as nominee

             (1)  The Secretary may give a nominee of a person a notice that requires the nominee to inform the Department if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  an event or change of circumstances occurs; or

                             (ii)  the nominee becomes aware that an event or change of circumstances is likely to occur; and

                     (b)  the event or change of circumstances is likely to affect:

                              (i)  the ability of the nominee to act as the payment nominee or correspondence nominee of the person, as the case may be; or

                             (ii)  the ability of the Secretary to give notices to the nominee under this Act; or

                            (iii)  the ability of the nominee to comply with notices given to the nominee by the Secretary under this Act.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a notice under subsection (1):

                     (a)  must be in writing; and

                     (b)  may be given personally or by post or by any other means approved by the Secretary; and

                     (c)  must specify how the nominee is to give the information to the Department; and

                     (d)  must specify the period within which the nominee is to give the information to the Department.

             (3)  A notice under subsection (1) is not ineffective merely because it fails to comply with paragraph (2)(c).

             (4)  Subject to subsection (5), the period specified under paragraph (2)(d) must not end earlier than 14 days after:

                     (a)  the day on which the event or change of circumstances occurs; or

                     (b)  the day on which the nominee becomes aware that the event or change of circumstances is likely to occur.

             (5)  If a notice requires the nominee to inform the Department of any proposal by the nominee to leave Australia, subsection (4) does not apply to that requirement.

             (6)  This section extends to:

                     (a)  acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia, whether or not in a foreign country; and

                     (b)  all persons, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship.

219TK  Statement by payment nominee regarding disposal of money

             (1)  The Secretary may give the payment nominee of a person a notice that requires the nominee to give the Department a statement about a matter relating to the disposal by the nominee of an amount paid to the nominee on behalf of the person.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a notice under subsection (1):

                     (a)  must be in writing; and

                     (b)  may be given personally or by post or by any other means approved by the Secretary; and

                     (c)  must specify how the nominee is to give the statement to the Department; and

                     (d)  must specify the period within which the nominee is to give the statement to the Department.

             (3)  A notice under subsection (1) is not ineffective merely because it fails to comply with paragraph (2)(c).

             (4)  The period specified under paragraph (2)(d) must not end earlier than 14 days after the day on which the notice is given.

             (5)  A statement given in response to a notice under subsection (1) must be in writing and in accordance with a form approved by the Secretary.

             (6)  A nominee must not refuse or fail to comply with a notice under subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

             (7)  Subsection (6) applies only to the extent to which the person is capable of complying with the notice.

             (8)  Subsection (6) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

             (9)  An offence against subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.

           (10)  This section extends to:

                     (a)  acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia, whether or not in a foreign country; and

                     (b)  all persons, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship.

Division 5Other matters

219TL  Protection of person against liability for actions of nominee

                   Nothing in this Part has the effect of rendering a person guilty of an offence against this Act in respect of any act or omission of the person’s correspondence nominee.

219TM  Protection of nominee against criminal liability

             (1)  A nominee of a person is not subject to any criminal liability under the family assistance law in respect of:

                     (a)  any act or omission of the person; or

                     (b)  anything done, in good faith, by the nominee in his or her capacity as nominee.

             (2)  This section has effect subject to section 219TK.

219TN  Duty of nominee to principal

             (1)  It is the duty of a person who is the payment or correspondence nominee of another person at all times to act in the best interests of the principal.

             (2)  A nominee does not commit a breach of the duty imposed by subsection (1) by doing an act if, when the act is done, there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the best interests of the principal that the act be done.

             (3)  A nominee does not commit a breach of the duty imposed by subsection (1) by refraining from doing an act if, at the relevant time, there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is in the best interests of the principal that the act be not done.

219TO  Saving of Secretary’s powers of revocation

                   Nothing in this Part is to be taken to be an expression of a contrary intention for the purposes of subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

219TP  Saving of Secretary’s powers to give notices to principal

                   Nothing in this Part is intended in any way to limit or affect the Secretary’s powers under other provisions of the family assistance law to give notices to, or make requirements of, a person who has a nominee.

219TQ  Notification of nominee where notice given to principal

                   If, under a provision of the family assistance law (other than a provision of this Part), the Secretary gives a notice to a person who has a correspondence nominee, the Secretary may inform the correspondence nominee of the giving of the notice and of the terms of the notice.

219TR  Right of nominee to attend with principal

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  under a provision of the family assistance law (other than a provision of this Part), the Secretary gives a notice to a person who has a correspondence nominee; and

                     (b)  the notice requires the person:

                              (i)  to attend the Department; or

                             (ii)  to attend a particular place; and

                     (c)  the Secretary informs the person’s correspondence nominee of the giving of the notice;

the correspondence nominee may attend the Department or place, as the case may be, with the person if the person so wishes.

             (2)  If a person’s correspondence nominee is a body corporate, the last reference in subsection (1) to the correspondence nominee is to be read as a reference to an officer or employee of the correspondence nominee.

Part 8CRegulatory powers

Division 1Monitoring powers

219UA  Monitoring powers

Provisions subject to monitoring

             (1)  The following provisions are subject to monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act:

                     (a)  a civil penalty provision;

                     (b)  the following conditions for continued approval of an approved provider:

                              (i)  subsections 195A(1), (2), (3) and (4);

                             (ii)  subsection 195C(1);

                            (iii)  subsection 195D(1);

                            (iv)  section 195E;

                             (v)  subsection 195F(1);

                            (vi)  section 203A;

                     (c)  paragraphs 197A(1)(b), (c) and (d);

                     (d)  a listed child care information provision (see section 219UB).

Note:          Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for monitoring whether the provisions have been complied with. It includes powers of entry and inspection.

Information subject to monitoring

             (2)  Information given in compliance or purported compliance with one or more of the listed child care information provisions (see section 219UB) is subject to monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for monitoring whether the information is correct. It includes powers of entry and inspection.

Related provisions

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following provisions is related to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2):

                     (a)  a provision of Division 6 of Part 3A that creates an offence;

                     (b)  a provision of Part 8A that creates an offence;

                     (c)  a provision of the Crimes Act 1914 or the Criminal Code that relates to this Act and creates an offence.

Authorised applicant, authorised person, issuing officer, relevant chief executive and relevant court

             (4)  For the purposes of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as it applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2):

                     (a)  the Secretary is the authorised applicant; and

                     (b)  a person appointed under section 219UD is an authorised person; and

                     (c)  each of the following is an issuing officer:

                              (i)  a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia;

                             (ii)  a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia;

                            (iii)  a magistrate; and

                     (d)  the Secretary is the relevant chief executive; and

                     (e)  each of the following is a relevant court:

                              (i)  the Federal Court of Australia;

                             (ii)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Delegation by relevant chief executive

             (5)  The relevant chief executive may, in writing, delegate the power under section 35 of the Regulatory Powers Act to issue identity cards to authorised persons to an officer within the meaning of this Act.

             (6)  A person exercising powers or performing functions under a delegation under subsection (5) must comply with any directions of the relevant chief executive.

Person assisting

             (7)  An authorised person may be assisted by other persons (including members of an audit team) in exercising powers or performing functions or duties under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) and the information mentioned in subsection (2).

219UB  Meaning of listed child care information provision

                   A provision listed in the table is a listed child care information provision.

 

Listed child care information provisions

Item

Provision

Description

1

section 67FC

notice if child not at risk of serious abuse or neglect

2

section 67FH

request for information about children enrolled in child care

3

subsection 154(3)

requirement to give information or produce a document that may be relevant to amount of ACCS (child wellbeing) an approved provider is entitled to be paid

4

subsection 154(4)

requirement to give information or produce a document that may be relevant to provider’s approval etc.

5

subsection 154(5)

requirement to produce records kept under section 202D

6

section 155, if the person who owes the debt is the provider of a child care service

requirement for debtor to give information etc.

7

section 156, if the person who owes the debt is the provider of a child care service

requirement for person to give information etc. in relation to a debtor

8

section 157, to the extent that the required information relates to ACCS (child wellbeing) for which a provider is or might be eligible

requirement for person to give information to verify claims etc.

9

section 157A

records supporting certificate under section 85CB (certification for ACCS (child wellbeing)

10

section 199C

notification of matters affecting approval

11

section 200A, including that section as it applies because of section 204H

enrolment notices

12

section 200D, including that section as it applies because of section 204H

updating enrolment notices

13

section 203A

financial information relating to large day care providers

14

section 204A

provider decides to stop operating an approved child care service

15

section 204B, including that section as it applies because of section 204H

reports in relation to enrolled children and others for whom care is provided

16

section 204C, including that section as it applies because of section 204H

dealing with inaccurate reports

17

section 204D

information about child care places

18

section 204E, including that section as it applies because of section 204H

further information about enrolled children

19

section 204F

notice of certain matters

20

a Minister’s rule made for the purposes of section 204G

requirements in relation to children who are members of a prescribed class

 

219UC  Modification of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act

             (1)  Paragraph 18(2)(a) of the Regulatory Powers Act, as it applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection 219UA(1) and the information mentioned in subsection 219UA(2), is taken to include a reference to a person who apparently represents the occupier.

             (2)  If the consent referred to in paragraph 18(2)(a) of the Regulatory Powers Act, as it applies in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection 219UA(1) and the information mentioned in subsection 219UA(2), is given by a person who apparently represents the occupier, references in the following provisions of the Regulatory Powers Act to the occupier are taken to be references to the person:

                     (a)  subparagraph 20(4)(b)(ii);

                     (b)  subsection 24(2);

                     (c)  section 25;

                     (d)  subsection 29(4).

219UD  Appointment of authorised persons

             (1)  The Secretary may, in writing, appoint any of the following as an authorised person for the purposes of this Act:

                     (a)  a person who holds, or performs the duties of, an appointment, office or position under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory;

                     (b)  an employee of an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory;

                     (c)  a person performing services for the Commonwealth under a contract with the Commonwealth.

             (2)  The Secretary must not appoint a person as an authorised person unless the Secretary is satisfied that the person has the knowledge or experience necessary to properly exercise the powers of an authorised person.

             (3)  An authorised person must, in exercising powers as such, comply with any directions of the Secretary.

             (4)  If a direction is given under subsection (3) in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

Division 2Civil penalties

219VA  Civil penalty provisions

Enforceable civil penalty provisions

             (1)  Each civil penalty provision of this Act and the Family Assistance Act is enforceable under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act allows a civil penalty provision to be enforced by obtaining an order for a person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of the provision.

Authorised applicant

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is an authorised applicant in relation to the civil penalty provisions in this Act.

Relevant court

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following courts is a relevant court in relation to the civil penalty provisions of this Act:

                     (a)  the Federal Court of Australia;

                     (b)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

219VB  Requirement for person to assist with applications for civil penalty orders

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the Secretary requires, in writing, the person to give all reasonable assistance in connection with an application for a civil penalty order; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the requirement.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

             (2)  A requirement made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (3)  The Secretary may require a person to assist under subsection (1) only if:

                     (a)  it appears to the Secretary that the person is unlikely to have:

                              (i)  contravened the civil penalty provision to which the application relates; or

                             (ii)  committed an offence constituted by the same, or substantially the same, conduct as the conduct to which the application relates; and

                     (b)  the Secretary suspects or believes that the person can give information relevant to the application.

             (4)  The Secretary cannot require a person to assist under subsection (1) if the person is or has been a lawyer for the person suspected of contravening the civil penalty provision to which the application relates.

             (5)  The Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia may order a person to comply with a requirement under subsection (1) in a specified way. Only the Secretary may apply to the court for an order under this subsection.

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, it does not matter whether the application for the civil penalty provision has actually been made.

Note:          Subsection (1) does not abrogate or affect the law relating to legal professional privilege, or any other immunity, privilege or restriction that applies to the disclosure of information, documents or other things.

Division 3Infringement notices

219WA  Infringement notices

Provisions subject to an infringement notice

             (1)  A civil penalty provision of this Act is subject to an infringement notice under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for using infringement notices in relation to provisions.

Infringement officer

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, a person appointed under subsection (3) is an infringement officer in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

             (3)  The Secretary may, in writing, appoint an officer of the Department as an infringement officer for the purposes of this Act.

Relevant chief executive

             (4)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the Secretary is the relevant chief executive in relation to the provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

             (5)  The relevant chief executive may, in writing, delegate the powers and functions of the relevant chief executive under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act to an officer within the meaning of this Act.

Single infringement notice may deal with more than one contravention

             (6)  Despite subsection 103(3) of the Regulatory Powers Act, a single infringement notice may be given to a person in respect of:

                     (a)  2 or more alleged contraventions of a provision mentioned in subsection (1); or

                     (b)  alleged contraventions of 2 or more provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

However, the notice must not require the person to pay more than one amount in respect of the same conduct.

Division 4General rules about offences and civil penalty provisions

219XA  Physical elements of offences

             (1)  This section applies if a provision of this Act provides that a person contravening another provision of this Act (the conduct rule provision) commits an offence.

             (2)  For the purposes of applying Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code to the offence, the physical elements of the offence are set out in the conduct rule provision.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out general principles of criminal responsibility.

219XB  Contravening an offence provision or a civil penalty provision

             (1)  This section applies if a provision of this Act provides that a person contravening another provision of this Act (the conduct provision) commits an offence or is liable to a civil penalty.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, and the Regulatory Powers Act to the extent that it relates to this Act, a reference to a contravention of an offence provision or a civil penalty provision includes a reference to a contravention of the conduct provision.

Part 9Other matters

  

220  General administration of family assistance law

                   The Secretary is, subject to any direction of the Minister, to have the general administration of the family assistance law.

220A  Minister requiring person to assist in criminal proceedings

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the Minister requests, in writing, the person to give all reasonable assistance in connection with criminal proceedings for an offence against this Act; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the request.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

Note:          This section does not abrogate or affect the law relating to legal professional privilege, or any other immunity, privilege or restriction that applies to the disclosure of information, document or other things.

             (2)  A request under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (3)  The Minister can request a person to assist under subsection (1) if, and only if:

                     (a)  it appears to the Minister that the person is unlikely:

                              (i)  to be a defendant in the proceedings; or

                             (ii)  to have contravened a civil penalty provision constituted by the same, or substantially the same, conduct as the conduct to which the proceedings relates; and

                     (b)  the Minister suspects or believes that the person can give information relevant to the proceedings.

             (4)  The Minister cannot request a person to assist under subsection (1) if the person is or has been a lawyer for a defendant or likely defendant in the proceedings.

             (5)  A court may order a person to comply with a request under subsection (1) in a specified way. Only the Minister may apply to the court for an order under this subsection.

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, it does not matter whether criminal proceedings for the offence have actually begun.

             (7)  In this section:

offence against this Act includes an offence against Chapter 7 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

221  Delegation

             (1)  Subject to this section, the Secretary may delegate to an officer all or any of the powers of the Secretary under the family assistance law, other than:

                     (a)  the power to make Secretary’s rules under subsection 85GB(2) of the Family Assistance Act; and

                     (b)  the power to engage an expert to carry out an independent audit as mentioned in section 203C of this Act.

             (3)  The Secretary must not delegate the Secretary’s power under subparagraph 168(1)(b)(i) (disclosure of information) except to the Secretary of the Human Services Department, the Chief Executive Centrelink or the Chief Executive Medicare.

             (4)  The Secretary must not delegate to an officer, other than an SES employee or acting SES employee, the Secretary’s powers under:

                     (a)  section 203A (power to require financial information);

                     (b)  subsection 219UD(1) (power to appoint authorised person);

                     (c)  subsection 219WA(3) (power to appoint infringement officer).

221A  Committees

             (1)  The Minister may in writing establish committees for the purposes of the family assistance law.

Functions

             (2)  A committee has the functions determined in writing by the Minister.

             (3)  A committee must, in performing its functions, comply with any directions given to the committee by the Minister.

Appointments

             (4)  A committee consists of the members appointed in writing by the Minister.

             (5)  A member of a committee holds office on a part‑time basis.

Chair

             (6)  The Minister may designate a member of a committee as the Chair of the committee.

Remuneration and allowances

             (7)  A member of a committee is to be paid the remuneration that is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal. If no determination of that remuneration by the Tribunal is in operation, the member is to be paid the remuneration that is prescribed by the regulations.

             (8)  A member of a committee is to be paid the allowances that are prescribed by the regulations.

             (9)  Subsections (7) and (8) have effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

Disclosure of interests

           (10)  A member of a committee must give written notice to the Minister of any direct or indirect pecuniary interest that the member has or acquires and that conflicts or could conflict with the proper performance of the member’s functions.

Resignation

           (11)  A member of a committee may resign his or her appointment by giving the Minister a written resignation.

Termination

           (12)  The Minister may at any time terminate the appointment of a member of a committee.

222  Decisions to be in writing

             (1)  A decision of the Minister or of an officer under the family assistance law must be in writing.

             (2)  Such a decision is taken to be in writing if it is made, or recorded, by means of a computer.

223  Secretary may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions

             (1)  The Secretary may arrange for the use, under the Secretary’s control, of computer programs for any purposes for which the Secretary may make decisions under the family assistance law.

             (2)  A decision made by the operation of a computer program under an arrangement made under subsection (1) is taken to be a decision made by the Secretary.

224  Notice of decisions

Decisions about entitlement to family assistance

             (1)  Notice of a decision of an officer affecting a person’s eligibility for, or entitlement to be paid, family assistance under the family assistance law is taken, for the purposes of the family assistance law, to have been given to the person if the notice is:

                     (a)  delivered to the person personally; or

                     (b)  left at the address of the place of residence or business of the person last known to the Secretary; or

                     (c)  sent by post to the address of the person last known to the Secretary.

Decisions about approval of providers of child care services

             (2)  Notice of a decision of an officer under Part 8 is taken to have been given to a provider if the notice is:

                     (a)  left at the address of the place of business of the provider last known to the Secretary; or

                     (b)  sent by post to the address of the provider last known to the Secretary; or

                     (c)  sent by email to the last known email address of the provider.

Service by post

             (3)  A notice referred to in subsection (1) or (2) is taken to have been sent by post if the notice giver properly addresses, prepays and posts the notice as a letter. Unless the contrary is proved, the notice is taken to have been given to the person to whom it is addressed at the time the letter would be delivered in the ordinary course of post.

225  Payment of deductions to Commissioner of Taxation

                   The Secretary must, in accordance with section 218 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, or Subdivision 260‑A in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953, for the purpose of enabling the collection of an amount that is, or may become, payable by a recipient of a payment under this Act:

                     (a)  make deductions from the instalments of, or make a deduction from, the payment; and

                     (b)  pay the amount deducted to the Commissioner of Taxation.

This section does not apply to a payment of child care subsidy or additional child care subsidy.

226  Setting off family assistance entitlement against tax liability

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is entitled to an amount of family assistance (other than child care subsidy or additional child care subsidy); and

                     (b)  the person is liable for an amount of primary tax;

the Commissioner of Taxation may determine that the whole or a part of the entitlement is to be set off against the liability.

             (2)  If the Commissioner of Taxation does so:

                     (a)  the amount of the entitlement and the amount of the liability are reduced accordingly; and

                     (b)  the person is taken to have paid so much of the amount of the tax as is equal to the amount set off against the tax liability at the time when the Commissioner sets off the amount or at any earlier time that the Commissioner determines.

             (3)  This section has effect in spite of anything in any other Act or any other law of the Commonwealth.

227  Payment of deductions to Child Support Registrar

             (1)  The Secretary must, in accordance with a notice given to the Secretary under subsection 72AB(3) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 in relation to a person:

                     (a)  make deductions from instalment amounts of family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid under section 23; or

                     (b)  make a deduction from an amount of family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid under section 24;

and pay amounts so deducted to the Child Support Registrar.

             (2)  However, the Secretary must not deduct an amount under subsection (1) in contravention of section 228.

             (3)  If the Secretary deducts an amount under subsection (1), then:

                     (a)  on the day the amount is deducted, the total amount of the child support debts or carer debts of the person (being debts referred to in subsection 72AB(2) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988) is taken to be reduced by an amount equal to the amount deducted; and

                     (b)  on the day the amount is deducted, the person is taken to have been paid an amount of family tax benefit equal to the amount deducted.

             (4)  A deduction under subsection (1) may result in the family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid being reduced to nil.

228  Maximum deduction

             (1)  This section applies if a notice is given under subsection 72AB(3) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to a person that specifies:

                     (a)  an amount to be deducted from family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid on a day or days specified in the notice; or

                     (b)  a method of working out such an amount.

             (2)  The amount deducted on a particular day must not exceed the total amount of the child support debts of the person on that day, being debts referred to in subsection 72AB(2) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988.

             (3)  If, on a day specified in the notice, the person has at least one FTB child, or one regular care child who is also a rent assistance child, for whom the person is eligible for family tax benefit who is not a designated child support child of the person, the amount deducted on that day must not exceed the difference between:

                     (a)  the amount of family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid on that day; and

                     (b)  the amount of family tax benefit that the person would be entitled to be paid on that day, assuming that each designated child support child of the person was neither an FTB child, nor a regular care child, of the person on that day.

             (4)  If, on a day specified in the notice:

                     (a)  each FTB child, and each regular care child who is also a rent assistance child, for whom the person is eligible for family tax benefit is a designated child support child of the person; and

                     (b)  an income support payment or an income support supplement is payable to the person;

the amount deducted on that day must not exceed the difference between:

                     (c)  the amount of family tax benefit that the person is entitled to be paid on that day; and

                     (d)  the forgone amount in respect of the person’s income support payment or income support supplement.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the forgone amount, in respect of a person’s income support payment or income support supplement, is the amount that represents the difference between:

                     (a)  the amount of the income support payment or the income support supplement that would have been payable to the person if the person had not been entitled to be paid family tax benefit on that day; and

                     (b)  the amount of the income support payment or the income support supplement payable to the person on that day.

             (6)  In this section:

designated child support child of a person has the same meaning as in section 72AB of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988.

income support payment has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act 1991.

income support supplement has the same meaning as in Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

228A  Payment of other deductions on request

             (1)  This section applies if a person asks the Secretary:

                     (a)  to make deductions from an instalment of an amount, or from an amount, payable to the person under this Act (other than child care subsidy or additional child care subsidy); and

                     (b)  to pay the amounts deducted to a business or organisation nominated by the person.

             (2)  The Secretary may make the deductions requested by the person, and if the Secretary does so, the Secretary must pay the amounts deducted to the business or organisation nominated by the person.

229  Judicial notice of certain matters

             (1)  All courts are to take judicial notice of a signature that purports to be attached or appended to any official document produced under the family assistance law, if the signature is of a person who is or has been an officer.

             (2)  If the signature of a person referred to in subsection (1) purports to be attached or appended to any official document produced under the family assistance law, all courts are to take judicial notice of the fact that the person is, or has been, an officer.

230  Documentary evidence

             (1)  If the signature of any person who is or has been an officer purports to be attached or appended to any official document, the document is to be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the facts and statements contained in it.

             (2)  A statement in writing signed by a person referred to in subsection (1) that another person is or was entitled to, or had received, a payment under this Act on a certain date and of a certain amount is to be received in all courts as prima facie evidence that the person is or was entitled to, or had received, the payment on the date, and of the amount, stated.

230A  Application of family assistance law to providers that are partnerships

             (1)  The family assistance law applies to a partnership as if it were a person, but with the changes set out in this section.

             (2)  An obligation that would otherwise be imposed on the partnership by the family assistance law is imposed on each partner instead, but may be discharged by any of the partners.

             (3)  A permission that would otherwise be conferred on the partnership by the family assistance law is conferred on each partner instead, but may be exercised by any of the partners.

             (4)  An offence against the family assistance law that would otherwise have been committed by the partnership is taken to have been committed by each partner in the partnership, at the time the offence was committed, who:

                     (a)  did the relevant act or made the relevant omission; or

                     (b)  aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission; or

                     (c)  was in any way knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission (whether directly or indirectly and whether by any act or omission of the partner).

             (5)  This section applies to a contravention of a civil penalty provision in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies to an offence.

             (6)  For the purposes of the family assistance law, a change in the composition of a partnership does not affect the continuity of the partnership.

             (7)  The Minister’s rules may make provision in relation to the application of the family assistance law to a partnership, to the extent to which this section and section 231 do not do so.

230B  Application of family assistance law to providers that are unincorporated

             (1)  The family assistance law applies to an unincorporated entity or body, other than a partnership, as if it were a person, but with the changes set out in this section.

             (2)  An obligation that would otherwise be imposed on the entity or body by the family assistance law is imposed on each member of the entity or body’s governing body instead, but may be discharged by any of the members.

             (3)  A permission that would otherwise be conferred on the entity or body by the family assistance law is conferred on each member of the entity or body’s governing body instead, but may be exercised by any of the members.

             (4)  An offence against the family assistance law that would otherwise have been committed by the entity or body is taken to have been committed by each member of the entity or body’s governing body, at the time the offence was committed, who:

                     (a)  did the relevant act or made the relevant omission; or

                     (b)  aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission; or

                     (c)  was in any way knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission (whether directly or indirectly and whether by any act or omission of the member).

             (5)  This section applies to a contravention of a civil penalty provision in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies to an offence.

             (6)  The Minister’s rules may make provision in relation to the application of the family assistance law to an unincorporated entity or body, to the extent to which this section and section 231 do not do so.

231  Application of family assistance law to unincorporated bodies

             (1)  The family assistance law applies to an unincorporated body or association (the body) as if it were a person other than an individual, but it applies with the following 3 changes.

Imposition of obligations

             (2)  The first change is that obligations that would be imposed on the body are imposed instead on:

                     (a)  if the body is a partnership—each partner; or

                     (b)  in any other case—each member of the committee of management of the body;

but they may be discharged by any of the partners or any of those members.

Permissions

          (2A)  A permission that would otherwise be conferred on the body by the family assistance law is conferred on:

                     (a)  if the body is a partnership—each partner instead; and

                     (b)  otherwise—each member of the entity or body’s governing body instead;

but may be exercised by any of those partners or members.

Commission of offences

             (3)  The second change is that any offence against this Act that would otherwise be committed by the body is taken instead to have been committed by:

                     (a)  if the body is a partnership—any partner:

                              (i)  who was knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission; or

                             (ii)  who aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission; or

                     (b)  in any other case—any member of the committee of management of the body:

                              (i)  who was knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission; or

                             (ii)  who aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission.

Contravention of civil penalty provisions

             (4)  The third change is that any contravention of a civil penalty provision that would otherwise be committed by the body is taken instead to have been committed by:

                     (a)  if the body is a partnership—any partner:

                              (i)  who was knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant contravention; or

                             (ii)  who aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant contravention; or

                     (b)  in any other case—any member of the committee of management of the body:

                              (i)  who was knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant contravention; or

                             (ii)  who aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant contravention.

Interaction with sections 230A and 230B

             (5)  Section 230A or 230B applies instead of this section if:

                     (a)  apart from this subsection, both section 230A or 230B and this section would apply to a situation; and

                     (b)  in the situation, the family assistance law:

                              (i)  expressly refers to a provider or an approved provider; or

                             (ii)  operates in relation to a body that is applying to become, is, or has been, an approved provider.

232  Annual report

             (1)  As soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, the Secretary must give the Minister a written report on the administrative operation of the family assistance law during the financial year that ended on that 30 June.

             (2)  The Minister is to cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives the report.

233  Appropriation

             (1)  Payments under this Act are to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to so much of a payment as is described in the table.

 

Amounts to which subsection (1) does not apply

Item

If this kind of payment is made:

Subsection (1) does not apply to this much of the payment:

1

a payment of ACCS (child wellbeing), ACCS (temporary financial hardship) or ACCS (grandparent) to an individual

so much of the payment as exceeds the amount that would have been paid to the individual if:

(a) the individual were entitled to be paid CCS instead of ACCS; and

(b) the individual’s applicable percentage for the purposes of the amount of that CCS were worked out under subsection (3); and

(c) the activity test result for the individual had been 100

2

a payment of ACCS (transition to work)

so much of the payment as exceeds the amount that would have been paid to the individual if:

(a) the individual were entitled to be paid CCS instead of ACCS; and

(b) the individual’s applicable percentage for the purposes of the amount of that CCS were worked out under subsection (3)

3

a payment of ACCS (child wellbeing) to an approved provider of a service

so much of the payment as exceeds the amount that would have been paid to the provider if:

(a) the percentage in subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2 to the Family Assistance Act were 85% instead of 100%; and

(b) the deemed activity test result for the provider had been 100

4

a payment of an amount under an agreement entered into under section 85GA (funding agreements) of the Family Assistance Act

the whole of the payment

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (b) of table items 1 and 2, the individual’s applicable percentage for the purposes of an amount of CCS is:

                     (a)  worked out using the individual’s adjusted taxable income for the income year concerned, if known at the time the payment is made; or

                     (b)  if the individual’s adjusted taxable income for the income year concerned is not known at the time the payment is made:

                              (i)  worked out using an estimate of the individual’s adjusted taxable income (if any) in accordance with Division 4 of Part 3A; or

                             (ii)  if there is no such estimate—85%.

234  Agreements on administrative arrangements

             (1)  The Secretary and the Principal Member may agree on administrative arrangements to further the objectives of Division 2 of Part 5.

             (2)  The Secretary and the Commissioner of Taxation may agree on administrative arrangements to further the objectives of this Act.

235  Regulations

             (1)  The Governor‑General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

Offences and civil penalties

          (1A)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may:

                     (a)  prescribe penalties for offences against the regulations that do not exceed a fine of 10 penalty units; and

                     (b)  declare that specified provisions of the regulations are civil penalty provisions, and prescribe penalties for contraventions of such provisions that do not exceed:

                              (i)  for a body corporate—250 penalty units; or

                             (ii)  in any other case—50 penalty units.

Fees

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may prescribe fees for the making of applications under section 194 or 207. Any such fees must not be such as to amount to taxation.

Proof of making of claims etc.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), if a provision of the family assistance law provides that the Secretary or another officer may approve:

                     (a)  the form or manner of making or withdrawing any application or claim; or

                     (b)  the way of doing any other thing that is required or permitted to be done for the purposes of that law;

the regulations may make provision for the proof of the making or withdrawing of the application or claim, or the doing of the other thing, for the purposes of any legal proceedings.

Date of effect of review decisions

             (4)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulations may provide that specified decisions by:

                     (a)  the Secretary under any provision of this Act; or

                     (b)  an authorised review officer or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, under Part 5;

that have the effect of creating or increasing an entitlement to be paid family tax benefit by instalment, only have effect from a specified day before the making of the decisions.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key 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 (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any 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 (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

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

81, 1999

8 July 1999

s 1, 2 and 235(5): 8 July 1999 (s 2(1))
Remainder: 1 July 2000 (s 2(2))

 

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Act 1999

179, 1999

22 Dec 1999

Sch 1 (items 5, 6): 22 Dec 1999 (s 2(1))

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

192, 1999

23 Dec 1999

Sch 4: 1 July 2000 (s 2(3))

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Act (No. 1) 2000

44, 2000

3 May 2000

Sch 3 (item 1): 22 Dec 1999 (s 2(1))

A New Tax System (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Act 2000

45, 2000

3 May 2000

Sch 2, 5 and 6: 1 July 2000 (s 2(4))

Sch 5 and 6

Family and Community Services (2000 Budget and Related Measures) Act 2000

138, 2000

24 Nov 2000

Sch 2 (items 7–10): 1 Jan 2001 (s 2(2)(b))

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Debt Recovery) Act 2001

47, 2001

12 June 2001

Schedule 1 (items 3–27, 29, 32, 33), Schedule 3 (items 1–15) and Schedule 4 (items 1–8A): 1 July 2001
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 3 (item 17)

Child Support Legislation Amendment Act 2001

75, 2001

30 June 2001

Sch 1A (items 22–24): 1 July 2002 (s 2(1A)(a))

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

137, 2001

1 Oct 2001

2 Oct 2001

s 4

Family Assistance Estimate Tolerance (Transition) Act 2001

138, 2001

1 Oct 2001

1 Oct 2001

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Initiatives and Other Measures) Act 2002

95, 2002

10 Nov 2002

Schedules 1 and 2: 1 July 2003
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch 2 (item 14)

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment Act 2003

30, 2003

15 Apr 2003

s 4 and Sch 2 (items 14–51): 15 Apr 2003 (s 2(1) items 1, 7)
Sch 2 (items 72, 83–86): 1 July 2000 (s 2(1) items 8–10)

s 4

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Act 2003

35, 2003

24 Apr 2003

Schedule 7 (items 4–6): 24 Apr 2003

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2003 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2003

122, 2003

5 Dec 2003

Schedule 4 (items 1–4): 1 July 2004

Sch 4 (item 1)

Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003

150, 2003

19 Dec 2003

Sch 2 (item 95): 1 Jan 2004 (s 2(1) item 8)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extension of Time Limits) Act 2004

33, 2004

20 Apr 2004

20 Apr 2004

Sch 1 (item 6)

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004

52, 2004

27 Apr 2004

Schedule 3 (items 9, 10): 1 July 2004 (s 2)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—Increased Payments) Act 2004

59, 2004

26 May 2004

Schedule 1 (items 9, 10, 11(1)) and Schedule 2 (items 12–33): 1 July 2004

Sch 1 (item 11(1)) and Sch. 2 (items 14, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (More Help for Families—One‑off Payments) Act 2004

60, 2004

26 May 2004

26 May 2004

Sch 3 (item 1)

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2004 Election Commitments) Act 2004

132, 2004

8 Dec 2004

Schedule 4 (items 14–44): 1 Jan 2005

Sch 4 (item 44)

Family and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further 2004 Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2005

29, 2005

21 Mar 2005

Schedule 1 (items 8, 9, 10(1)): 1 Jan 2005

Sch. 1 (item 10(1))

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance and Related Measures) Act 2005

61, 2005

26 June 2005

Schedule 1, Schedule 2 (items 1–6), Schedule 3 (items 2, 3) and Schedule 4 (items 1–30): 1 July 2005
Schedule 3 (item 4): 1 Jan 2005
Schedule 3 (items 5–10, 14–17): 1 Jan 2006
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch 1 (item 12), Sch 2 (items 4–7) and Sch 3 (items 9, 17)

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2005

111, 2005

6 Sept 2005

Schedule 2 (items 84–89): 1 Oct 2005

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work) Act 2005

150, 2005

14 Dec 2005

Schedule 1 (items 9–17) and Schedule 2 (items 15–35): Royal Assent

Sch 1 (items 16, 17) and Sch. 2 (item 35)

Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 4) Act 2005

160, 2005

19 Dec 2005

Schedule 1 (item 11): Royal Assent

Family Assistance, Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2005 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2006

36, 2006

3 May 2006

Schedules 2 and 5: 4 May 2006
Schedule 4: 1 July 2006

Sch 2 (item 20), Sch 4 (item 2) and Sch 5 (items 6, 7)

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2006

82, 2006

30 June 2006

Schedule 10: 1 July 2006
Schedule 11: 1 July 2002

Sch 11 (item 2)

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2006

108, 2006

27 Sept 2006

Schedule 2: (items 1, 2) and Schedule 8: (items 40–75): Royal Assent

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

146, 2006

6 Dec 2006

Schedule 5 (item 73): Royal Assent
Schedule 5 (items 78–89) and Schedule 8 (items 92–109, 145(1)): 1 July 2008

Sch 8 (item 145(1)) Sch. 5 (item 73) (rs by 63, 2008, Sch. 6 [item 16])
Sch. 5 (item 73A) (ad. by 63, 2008, Sch. 6 [item 16])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

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

63, 2008

30 June 2008

Sch 6 (item 16): 6 Dec 2006 (s 2(1) item 21)

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Act 2007

82, 2007

21 June 2007

Schedule 6 (items 2–7, 25–37): 1 July 2007

Sch. 6 (items 7, 37)

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Act 2007

113, 2007

28 June 2007

Schedule 1 (items 12–18, 23): 1 July 2007

Sch. 1 (item 23)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Act 2007

118, 2007

28 June 2007

Schedule 1: 29 June 2007 (s 2(1) item 2)
Schedule 2: 1 July 2007
Schedule 3: 29 June 2007
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items 91, 92, 94–96, 97, 98, 99, 101), Sch. 2 (item 9) and Sch. 3 (items 39–47)
Sch. 1 (item 93) (am. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [item 1])
Sch. 1 (item 96A) (ad. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [item 2]; am. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [item 4])
Sch. 1 (item 97B) (ad. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [item 3]; am. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [item 5] [as am. by 79, 2011, Sch. 1 [item 35]]; am. by 34, 2010, Sch. 5 [items 6, 7])
Sch. 1 (item 97C) (ad. by 34, 2010, Sch. 1 [item 29]; am. by 25, 2011, Sch. 2 [item 15]; am. by 79, 2011, Sch. 1 [item 33])

 

 

 

 

Sch. 1 (item 102) (ad. by 34, 2010, Sch. 6 [item 1])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2010

34, 2010

13 Apr 2010

Sch 1 (item 29) and Sch 5 (item 8): 13 Apr 2010 (s 2(1) items 2, 8)
Sch 5 (items 1–3): 29 June 2007 (s 2(1) item 6)
Sch 5 (items 4–7): 16 May 2009 (s 2(1) item 7)
Sch 6: 14 Apr 2010 (s 2(1) item 9)

Sch 5 (item 8) and Sch 6 (item 2)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011

79, 2011

25 July 2011

Sch 1 (item 35): 16 May 2009 (s 2(1) item 3)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011

25, 2011

21 Apr 2011

Sch 2 (item 15): 26 July 2011 (s 2(1) item 27)
Sch 3 (item 9): never commenced (s 2(1) item 32)

s. 2(1) (item 28) (rs. by 91, 2011, Sch. 2 [item 2])
s. 2(1) (items 29–32) (ad. by 91, 2011, Sch. 2 [item 2])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2011

91, 2011

4 Aug 2011

Sch 2 (item 2): 21 Apr 2011 (s 2(1) item 4)

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011

79, 2011

25 July 2011

Schedule 1 (item 33): 26 July 2011

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007

130, 2007

17 Aug 2007

18 Aug 2007

Sch. 2 (item 7)
ss. 4–7 (rep. by 93, 2010, Sch. 1 [item 3])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Act 2010

93, 2010

29 June 2010

Schedule 1 (items 3, 4): 31 Dec 2010

Sch. 1 (item 4)

Dental Benefits (Consequential Amendments) Act 2008

42, 2008

25 June 2008

Schedule 1 (items 2, 3): 26 June 2008 (see s. 2(1))

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008

53, 2008

25 June 2008

Schedule 1 (items 14–63): 7 July 2008
Schedule 1 (item 64), Schedule 3 and Schedule 5 (items 6–22, 24–27, 29–31): Royal Assent
Schedule 2 (items 13–40): 1 July 2008
Schedule 4: 26 June 2008 Schedule 5 (item 23): 1 Jan 2009

Sch. 1 (items 63, 64), Sch. 2 (items 32–35, 36(1), 37–40), Sch. 3 (items 26, 27), Sch. 4 (items 86, 87) and Sch. 5 (items 27, 29–31)
Sch. 2 (item 36(2)) (am. by 50, 2009, Sch. 1 [items 15, 39])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2009

50, 2009

24 June 2009

Schedule 1 (items 15, 39): Royal Assent

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

63, 2008

30 June 2008

s. 4 and Schedule 6 (items 10, 11, 13, 15): Royal Assent
Schedule 2 (items 16–21, 22(1), 24–34, 43, 44): 1 Jan 2009

s. 4 and Sch. 6 (item 15)
Sch. 2 (item 22(1)) (am. by 70, 2013, Sch. 3 [items 42–44])
Sch. 2 (item 34) (am. by 70, 2013, Sch. 3 [item 45])
Sch. 2 (item 44) (am. by 70, 2013, Sch. 3 [item 46])

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013

70, 2013

27 June 2013

Schedule 3 (items 42–46, 57): 28 June 2013

Sch. 3 (item 57)

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Act 2008

131, 2008

1 Dec 2008

Schedule 3 (items 5–15): Royal Assent

Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Act 2008

141, 2008

9 Dec 2008

Schedule 1 (items 1, 10): Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 10)

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

143, 2008

9 Dec 2008

Schedule 1 (items 10–14): 1 Jan 2009

Sch. 1 (items 12–14)

Same‑Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Act 2008

144, 2008

9 Dec 2008

Schedule 6 (items 21, 22): 1 July 2009

Household Stimulus Package Act (No. 2) 2009

4, 2009

18 Feb 2009

Schedule 3 (items 4–14): Royal Assent

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2009

48, 2009

24 June 2009

Schedule 1 (items 2–6, 8–12, 14, 15): 1 July 2009
Schedule 1 (items 7, 16): Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (items 12, 14–16)

Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Act 2009

49, 2009

24 June 2009

Schedule 1, Schedule 2 (items 1–3, 7) and Schedule 3: 1 July 2009
Schedule 2 (items 4–6, 8): 1 July 2010
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 2), Sch. 2 (items 7, 8) and Sch. 3 (items 3, 4)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2009

50, 2009

24 June 2009

Schedule 1 (items 11–15, 23–38, 42, 43), Schedule 2 (items 11–22), Schedule 3 and Schedule 5 (items 2–12): Royal Assent
Schedule 4 (items 1–9): 25 June 2009
Schedule 4 (items 10–14): 24 Dec 2009
Schedule 5 (items 13–19): 22 July 2009

Sch. 1 (items 42, 43), Sch. 2 (items 20–22), Sch. 3 (items 2, 5) and Sch. 5 (items 3, 8, 10, 19)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Participation Requirement) Act 2009

129, 2009

10 Dec 2009

Schedule 1 (items 11–14): 1 Jan 2010

Sch. 1 (items 13, 14) (am. by 45, 2010, Sch. 3)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Act 2010

45, 2010

14 Apr 2010

Sch 3: 1 Jan 2010 (s 2(1) item 3)

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010

4, 2010

19 Feb 2010

Schedule 10 (items 2, 3): 20 Feb 2010

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2010

33, 2010

13 Apr 2010

Schedule 1 (items 1–14): 14 Apr 2010

Sch. 1 (item 14)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Act 2010

34, 2010

13 Apr 2010

Sch 2 and 4: 11 May 2010
Sch 3 and 6: 14 Apr 2010
Sch 5 (items 1–3): 29 June 2007
Sch 5 (items 4–7): 16 May 2009
Remainder: 13 Apr 2010

Sch. 1 (item 28), Sch 2 (item 6), Sch 3 (item 2), Sch 4 (item 5), Sch 5 (item 8) and Sch 6 (item 2)

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Act 2010

38, 2010

13 Apr 2010

Sch 3 (items 1–5, 16(1), (2), 18–50, 157–163): 11 May 2010
Sch 6 and Sch 7 (item 8): 1 July 2010

Sch 3 (items 16(1), (2), 157–163) and Sch. 6 (item 2)

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Act 2010

45, 2010

14 Apr 2010

Sch 1 (items 1–5, 7, 8): 14 Apr 2010

Sch 1 (items 7, 8)

Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Act 2010

65, 2010

28 June 2010

Sch 2 (items 22–38, 100–112) and Sch 3 (items 1–12): 1 July 2010
Sch 3 (items 13–15): 1 July 2010 (s 2(1) item 4)

Sch 2 (items 100–112) and Sch. 3 (item 15)

Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Act 2010

105, 2010

14 July 2010

Sch 1 (items 19–28, 30, 31) and Sch 2 (items 1, 2, 5): 1 Oct 2010 (s 2(1))
Sch 1 (item 29): 1 Jan 2011

Sch. 2 (items 1, 2, 5)

Statute Law Revision Act 2011

5, 2011

22 Mar 2011

Sch 1 (items 6–8): 22 Mar 2011
Sch 7 (item 16): 19 Apr 2011

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011

25, 2011

21 Apr 2011

Sch 1 (items 9–81): 22 Apr 2011
Sch 2 (items 1–13): 26 July 2011 (s 2(1) item 25)
Sch 3 (items 1–8): never commenced (s 2(1) items 28–32)

Sch 1 (items 77–81) and Sch 2 (item 13)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2011

91, 2011

4 Aug 2011

Sch 2 (item 2): 21 Apr 2011 (s 2(1) item 4)

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011

32, 2011

25 May 2011

Sch 4 (items 19–45, 655): 1 July 2011

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Act 2011

34, 2011

26 May 2011

Sch 5 (items 16, 17(1)): 26 May 2011

Sch 5 (item 17(1))

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2011

50, 2011

27 June 2011

Sch 2 (items 13, 17(5)): 1 Jan 2012
Sch 3: 1 July 2011
Sch 5 (item 1): 28 June 2011

Sch 2 (item 17(5)) and Sch. 3 (item 2)

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Act 2011

53, 2011

28 June 2011

Sch 1 (items 9–20), Sch 2 (items 5–8) and Sch 5 (items 19–31): 1 July 2011

Sch 1 (items 17–20)

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011

79, 2011

25 July 2011

Sch 1 (items 1–4, 7–32, 34), Sch 4 (items 3, 5–7) and Sch 5: 26 July 2011
Sch 2 (item 4) and Sch 3 (items 1–6): 22 Aug 2011
Sch 4 (item 4): never commenced (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 1 (item 34), Sch 3 (item 6), Sch 4 (item 7) and Sch 5 (item 21)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011

25, 2011

21 Apr 2011

Schedule 2 (item 14): 26 July 2011 (s. 2(1))

Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011

32, 2011

25 May 2011

Sch 4 (item 658): 25 July 2011 (s 2(1) item 7B)

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2011

91, 2011

4 Aug 2011

Sch 2 (item 1): 26 July 2011 (s 2(1) item 3)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Financial Viability) Act 2011

120, 2011

14 Oct 2011

15 Oct 2011 (s 2(1))

Sch 1 (item 26)

Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011

141, 2011

29 Nov 2011

Sch 2 (items 4–14, 33, 34(1), 47): 14 May 2012
Sch 8 (items 6–17): 14 May 2012 (s 2(1) items 6, 16)

Sch 2 (item 34(1)) and Sch 8 (item 17)

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012

49, 2012

26 May 2012

Sch 1 (items 3–6, 15–45, 52), Sch 3 (items 3–10) and Sch 6 (items 29–32): 1 July 2012 (s 2(1) items 2, 7, 12)
Sch 2 (items 3, 4) and Sch 6 (items 26, 27): 26 May 2012 (s 2(1) items 4, 9)
Sch 6 (item 28): 14 May 2012 (s 2(1) item 17)

Sch 1 (item 52), Sch 3 (item 10) and Sch 6 (item 27)

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Act 2012

50, 2012

26 May 2012

Sch 1 (items 3–13) and Sch 2 (items 13–17): 27 May 2012 (s 2(1) items 2, 4)
Sch 1 (item 25) and Sch 2 (item 22): 1 July 2012 (s 2(1) items 3, 5)

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2012

98, 2012

29 June 2012

Sch 3 (items 14, 17(1)): 1 Jan 2013 (s 2(1) item 10)
Sch 7 (item 15): 30 June 2012 (s 2(1) item 13)

Sch 3 (item 17(1))

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2012 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2012

154, 2012

17 Nov 2012

Sch 3 (items 1–28, 159–162): 15 Dec 2012 (s 2(1) item 3)
Sch 5 (item 60) and Sch 6 (item 7): 17 Nov 2012 (s 2(1) items 5, 8)

Sch 3 (items 159–162)

Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012

169, 2012

3 Dec 2012

Sch 2 (item 148): 3 Dec 2012 (s 2(1) item 7)

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012

197, 2012

12 Dec 2012

Sch 5 (items 6–8) and Sch 6 (items 15–19): 12 Mar 2014 (s 2(1) items 3, 19)
Sch 6 (item 1): 12 Dec 2012 (s 2(1) item 16)

Sch 6 (items 1, 15–19)

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013

13, 2013

14 Mar 2013

Sch 2 (item 2): 12 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) item 3)

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013

70, 2013

27 June 2013

Sch 1 (items 4–6, 9), Sch 2B (items 15–53, 55–58) and Sch 3 (items 34, 35(2), 40, 41, 57): 28 June 2013 (s 2(1) items 3, 5, 9G, 10)
Sch 1 (item 7) and Sch 3 (items 66, 67): 1 July 2013 (s 2(1) items 4, 13)
Sch 2A (items 11–15, 28–44, 67(1), (12)): 1 Mar 2014 (s 2(1) items 9A, 9C)

Sch 1 (item 9), Sch 2A (item 67(1), (12)), Sch 2B (items 55–58) and Sch 3 (items 35(2), 57)

Statute Law Revision Act 2013

103, 2013

29 June 2013

Sch 1 (items 15, 16): 29 June 2013 (s 2(1) item 2)

Farm Household Support (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

13, 2014

28 Mar 2014

Sch 2 (items 4–6): 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (item 6)

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014

14, 2014

31 Mar 2014

Sch 3 (items 31–35, 36(5), (6)): 1 May 2014 (s 2(1) item 3A)
Sch 10 (items 6–8): 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) item 6)
Sch 12 (items 15–26, 29–31): 1 Apr 2014 (s 2(1) item 8)
Sch 12 (items 85–88): 1 Mar 2014 (s 2(1) item 10)

Sch 3 (item 36(5), (6)), Sch 10 (item 8) and Sch 12 (items 26, 31)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2014

31, 2014

27 May 2014

Sch 1 (item 3) and Sch 8 (item 2): 24 June 2014 (s 2(1) items 2, 9)

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Act 2014

96, 2014

5 Sept 2014

Sch 9 (item 1N): 5 Sept 2014 (s 2(1) item 8)
Sch 9 (items 15–20, 24): 31 Dec 2016 (s 2(1) item 9)

Sch 9 (item 24)

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Act 2014

98, 2014

11 Sept 2014

Sch 2 (item 1): 12 Sept 2014 (s 2(1) item 2)

Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Act 2014

109, 2014

16 Oct 2014

Sch 10 (item 12): 17 Oct 2014 (s 2(1) item 8)

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Act 2014

122, 2014

26 Nov 2014

Sch 1 (items 189–193): 20 Sept 2014 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (item 193)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2015

5, 2015

25 Feb 2015

Sch 1 (item 5): 25 Mar 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015

59, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 2 (items 53–55): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 2 (items 356–396): 18 June 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (items 356–396)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016

33, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2: 24 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015

60, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 5 (items 3–27) and Sch 9: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) items 16, 22)

Sch 9

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

9 Oct 2015

Sch 1 (items 18, 19): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Act 2015

132, 2015

13 Oct 2015

Sch 1 (item 7): 14 Oct 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Act 2015

144, 2015

12 Nov 2015

Sch 1 (items 2, 3): 13 Nov 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016

4, 2016

11 Feb 2016

Sch 1 (item 9) and Sch 4 (items 1, 11, 12, 332): 10 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) items 2, 6)

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Act 2016

17, 2016

8 Mar 2016

Sch 1 (items 27–31): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (item 31)

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2016

46, 2016

5 May 2016

Sch 2 and Sch 8: 6 May 2016 (s 2(1) items 2, 4)

Sch 2 (item 21) and Sch 8 (item 2)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance Alignment and Other Measures) Act 2016

85, 2016

30 Nov 2016

Sch 1 (items 14, 15): 1 Dec 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Act 2016

47, 2016

5 May 2016

Sch 5 (items 1, 5, 66): 6 May 2016 (s 2(1) items 5, 7)

Sch 5 (items 5, 66)

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016

55, 2016

16 Sept 2016

Sch 12 (items 1–5, 46–49) and Sch 13 (items 2–4, 17–24, 39–42): 1 Jan 2017 (s 2(1) items 14, 15)

Sch 12 (items 46–49) and Sch 13 (items 17, 39–42)

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 3 (item 5): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance Alignment and Other Measures) Act 2016

85, 2016

30 Nov 2016

Sch 1 (items 1–13): 1 Dec 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 2: never commenced (s 2(1) item 3)

Sch 1 (item 13) and Sch 2 (item 5)

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Act 2017

22, 2017

4 Apr 2017

Sch 1 (items 50–221): 2 July 2018 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 3 (items 3–6) and Sch 4: 5 Apr 2017 (s 2(1) items 3, 5)
Sch 3 (items 9–20): 1 July 2017 (s 2(1) item 4)

Sch 3 (items 4, 6), Sch 3 (items 10, 20) and Sch 4

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran‑centric Reforms No. 1) Act 2018

17, 2018

28 Mar 2018

Sch 2 (items 35–40): 1 May 2018 (s 2(1) item 3)

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018

26, 2018

11 Apr 2018

Sch 17 (items 1–20): 2 July 2018 (s 2(1) item 20)

Sch 17 (item 20)

Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2018

36, 2018

22 May 2018

Sch 1 (items 77, 172) and Sch 2 (items 17–22): 1 July 2018 (s 2(1) items 5, 8)

Sch 1 (item 172) and Sch 2 (item 22)

Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Act 2018

116, 2018

25 Dec 2018

Sch 1 (item 24): 1 July 2019 (s 2(1) item 2)

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019

49, 2019

5 Apr 2019

Sch 4 (item 66): 1 July 2019 (s 2(1) item 12)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2A.........................................

ad No 59, 2015

Part 2

 

s 3...........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 138, 2000; No 47, 2001; No 30, 2003; No 150, 2003; No 59, 2004; No 111, 2005; No 36, 2006; No 82, 2006; No 82, 2007; No 118, 2007; No 53, 2008; No 48, 2009; No 50, 2009; No 34, 2010; No 38, 2010; No 65, 2010; No 105, 2010; No 5, 2011; No 25, 2011; No 32, 2011; No 53, 2011; No 79, 120, 2011; No 141, 2011; No 49, 2012; No 154, 2012; No 70, 2013; No 103, 2013; No 31, 2014; No 60, 2015; No 55, 2016; No 22, 2017; No 116, 2018

s 3A.........................................

ad No 137, 2001

s 4...........................................

am No 118, 2007

s 4A.........................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

rs No 22, 2017

Part 3

 

Part 3 heading..........................

rs No 22, 2017

Division 1

 

Subdivision A

 

s 5...........................................

am No 70, 2013

s 7...........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 105, 2010

s 7A.........................................

ad No 45, 2000

s 8...........................................

am No 45, 2000

s 8A.........................................

ad No 45, 2000

s 9...........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 122, 2003

s 10.........................................

am No 179, 1999; No 45, 2000; No 122, 2003; No 33, 2004; No 63, 2008; No 48, 2009; No 38, 2010; No 53, 2011; No 70, 2013; No 14, 2014; No 17, 2018

Subdivision B

 

s 13.........................................

am No 45, 2000

s 14.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 48, 2009

s 14A.......................................

ad No 70, 2013

 

am No 46, 2016

s 15.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

s 15A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

s 15B.......................................

ad No 105, 2010

s 16.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 146, 2006

s 20.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 30, 2003; No 36, 2006; No 49, 2012

s 20A.......................................

ad No 36, 2006

s 20B.......................................

ad No 36, 2006

s 20C.......................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

am No 82, 2006

s 21.........................................

am No 63, 2008; No 49, 2012; No 17, 2018

s 22.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 45, 2010

s 23.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 75, 2001; No 95, 2002; No 49, 2009; No 45, 2010

s 24.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 75, 2001; No 95, 2002; No 49, 2009; No 70, 2013

s 24A.......................................

ad No 70, 2013

s 25.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 137, 2001; No 45, 2010

s 25A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

s 26.........................................

am No 30, 2003

s 26A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

Subdivision C

 

s 27.........................................

am No 45, 2000

s 27A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

s 28.........................................

am No 33, 2004; No 61, 2005; No 70, 2013 (md)

s 28AA....................................

ad No 14, 2014

s 28A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 30, 2003; No 36, 2006

s 28B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 146, 2006

s 29.........................................

am No 61, 2005; No 129, 2009; No 14, 2014

s 30A.......................................

ad No 122, 2003

 

am No 14, 2014; No 17, 2016

s 30B.......................................

ad No 122, 2003

 

am No 146, 2006; No 14, 2014; No 17, 2016

s 31.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 122, 2003; No 61, 2005; No 17, 2016

s 31A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 122, 2003; No 61, 2005; No 36, 2006

s 31B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 122, 2003; No 61, 2005

s 31C.......................................

ad No 36, 2006

s 31D.......................................

ad No 36, 2006

s 31E.......................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 53, 2011

s 32.........................................

am No 45, 2000

Subdivision CA

 

Subdivision CA.......................

ad No 49, 2009

s 32AA....................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 49, 2009; No 49, 2012

s 32AB....................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 65, 2010

s 32AC....................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 65, 2010

s 32AD....................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 49, 2012

s 32AE....................................

ad No 49, 2009

 

am No 65, 2010; No 49, 2012

s 32AEA..................................

ad No 14, 2014

Subdivision CB

 

Subdivision CB........................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AF.....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AG....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AH....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AI.....................................

ad No 49, 2012

 

am No 17, 2018

s 32AJ.....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AK....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AL....................................

ad No 49, 2012

s 32AM...................................

ad No 49, 2012

Subdivision D

 

Subdivision D..........................

ad No 59, 2004

s 32A.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 29, 2005; No 61, 2005; No 141, 2011; No 122, 2014

s 32B.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

s 32C.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 70, 2013

 

rs No 14, 2014

s 32D.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 146, 2006; No 70, 2013

 

rs No 14, 2014

s 32E.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 70, 2013

 

rs No 14, 2014

s 32F.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 70, 2013

 

rs No 14, 2014

s 32G.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 70, 2013

 

rep No 14, 2014

s 32H.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 70, 2013

 

rep No 14, 2014

s 32J........................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 146, 2006; No 14, 2014; No 46, 2016

s 32K.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 146, 2006; No 34, 2011

 

rep No 14, 2014

s 32L.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 50, 2011

 

rep No 14, 2014

s 32M......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 46, 2016

s 32N.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 46, 2016

s 32P.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 146, 2006; No 14, 2014

s 32Q.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 108, 2006

s 32R.......................................

ad No 59, 2004

 

am No 108, 2006

 

rs No 70, 2013

 

rep No 14, 2014

Division 2

 

Division 2................................

rs No 53, 2011

Subdivision A

 

s 33.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 30, 2003; No 61, 2005; No 146, 2006

 

rs No 53, 2011

s 34.........................................

rs No 53, 2011

s 35.........................................

am No 45, 2000

 

rs No 95, 2002; No 53, 2011

Subdivision B

 

s 35A.......................................

ad No 53, 2011

 

am No 98, 2012

Subdivision C

 

s 35B.......................................

ad No 53, 2011

Subdivision D

 

s 35C.......................................

ad No 53, 2011

s 35D.......................................

ad No 53, 2011

Subdivision E

 

s 35E.......................................

ad No 53, 2011

Division 2A.............................

rep No 96, 2014

Division 2A heading................

ad No 50, 2012

 

rep No 96, 2014

s 35F.......................................

ad No 50, 2012

 

rep No 96, 2014

s 35G.......................................

ad No 50, 2012

 

am No 50, 2012

 

rep No 96, 2014

s 35H.......................................

ad No 70, 2013

 

rep No 96, 2014

s 35J........................................

ad No 96, 2014

 

rep No 96, 2014

Division 3

 

Division 3 heading...................

rs No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012; No 70, 2013

s 36.........................................

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 37.........................................

rs No 70, 2013

s 38.........................................

am No 30, 2003; No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 63, 2008; No 105, 2010; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 38A.......................................

ad No 30, 2003

 

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012; No 70, 2013;

s 38B.......................................

ad No 30, 2003

 

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012; No 70, 2013;

s 39.........................................

am No 30, 2003; No 59, 2004; No 61, 2005; No 82, 2007; Nos 63 and 143, 2008; No 105, 2010; No 53, 2011; No 49, 2012; No 70, 2013

 

rs No 70, 2013

 

am No 14, 2014

s 41.........................................

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; Nos 63 and 143, 2008; No 105, 2010; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 41A.......................................

ad No 30, 2003

s 42.........................................

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 43.........................................

am No 30, 2003; No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 44.........................................

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 45.........................................

rs No 70, 2013

s 46.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 47.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 95, 2002

 

rs No 59, 2004

 

am Nos 82 and 130, 2007; No 63, 2008

 

rs No 45, 2010

 

am No 50, 2011; Nos 49 and 98, 2012; No 70, 2013

 

rs No 70, 2013

s 47AA....................................

ad No 45, 2010

 

rep No 49, 2012

s 47AB....................................

ad No 45, 2010

 

am No 49, 2012

 

rep No 70, 2013

s 47A.......................................

ad No 30, 2003

 

am No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 49, 2012; No 70, 2013

s 47B.......................................

ad No 38, 2010

 

am No 105, 2010; No 70, 2013

 

rep No 70, 2013

s 47C.......................................

ad No 38, 2010

 

rep No 70, 2013

Division 4................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 48.........................................

rs No 45, 2000; No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 132, 2004; No 53, 2008; No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49G.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49H.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49J........................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 33, 2004; No 70, 2013

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49K.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49L.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49M......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 49N.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50G.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50H.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50J........................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50K.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50L.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50M......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50N.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50P.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision CA.......................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50Q.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50R.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

am No 144, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50S.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

am No 17, 2018

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50T.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

am No 126, 2015

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50U.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50V.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50W......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50X.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50Y.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision CB........................

ad No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50Z.......................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50ZA....................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008; No 79, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50ZB.....................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 50ZC.....................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

am No 79, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 51E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52G.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52H.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008; No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 52J........................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008; No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 53G.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 54.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 54A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 54B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 54C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 54D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 36, 2006; No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55AA....................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55AB....................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55AC....................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

am No 82, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 55D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 56.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 95, 2002; No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 56A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 95, 2002

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 56B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 56C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 137, 2001; No 132, 2004; No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 56D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 137, 2001; No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 57G.......................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 58.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

58A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

58B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 59G.......................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008; No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 61, 2005; No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 60E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 36, 2006; No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 61.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 61A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62CA....................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 62D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 132, 2004; No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 63.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 132, 2004; No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64DA....................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007; No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64EA....................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 64F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 17, 2016

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 36, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65BA....................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65BB.....................................

ad No 36, 2006

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 150, 2005

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65DA....................................

ad No 132, 2004

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

Division 4AA heading.............

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

Division 4AA..........................

ad No 113, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision AAA....................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAAA............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAAB.............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAAC.............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision AAB.....................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAA...............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAB...............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAC...............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAD...............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAE...............................

ad No 25, 2011

 

am No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAAF................................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision AA heading..........

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision AA.......................

ad No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAA..................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

am No 50, 2009; No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAB..................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

am No 50, 2009; No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EAC..................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

am No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

Subdivision A heading.............

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EA....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EB.....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EC.....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65ECA..................................

ad No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65ED....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EE.....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

am No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 65EF.....................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008; No 50, 2009; No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

Division 4A

 

Division 4A.............................

ad No 60, 2004

s 65F.......................................

ad No 60, 2004

Division 4B

 

Division 4B.............................

ad No 131, 2008

s 65G.......................................

ad No 131, 2008

Division 4C

 

Division 4C.............................

ad No 4, 2009

s 65H.......................................

ad No 4, 2009

Division 4CA

 

Division 4CA...........................

ad No 50, 2012

s 65HA....................................

ad No 50, 2012

 

am No 50, 2012

Division 4D

 

Division 4D.............................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65J........................................

ad No 141, 2011

 

am No 49, 2012

Division 4E

 

Division 4E.............................

ad No 141, 2011

Subdivision A

 

s 65K.......................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KA....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KB....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KC....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KD....................................

ad No 141, 2011

 

am No 70, 2013

s 65KE....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KF.....................................

ad No 141, 2011

Subdivision B

 

s 65KG....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KH....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KI.....................................

ad No 141, 2011

 

am No 70, 2013

s 65KJ.....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KK....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KL....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KM...................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KN....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KO....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KP.....................................

ad No 141, 2011

 

am No 70, 2013; No 5, 2015

s 65KQ....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KR....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KS.....................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 65KT....................................

ad No 141, 2011

Division 5

 

s 66.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 75, 2001; No 59, 2004; No 60, 2004; No 108, 2006; No 82, 2007; No 118, 2007; No 130, 2007; No 53, 2008; No 63, 2008; No 131, 2008; No 4, 2009; No 50, 2009; No 34, 2010; No 25, 2011; No 53, 2011; No 79, 2011 (as am by No 25, 2011); No 141, 2011; No 49, 2012; No 50, 2012; No 70, 2013; No 96, 2014; No 144, 2015; No 22, 2017

Part 3A

 

Part 3A....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 1

 

s 67AA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67AB....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 2

 

s 67BA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BB.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BC.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BD....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BE.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BF.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BG....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BH....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67BI......................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 3

 

Subdivision A

 

s 67CA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67CB.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Subdivision B

 

s 67CC.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67CD....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67CE.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Subdivision C

 

s 67CF.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67CG....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Subdivision D

 

s 67CH....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67CI......................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 4

 

s 67DA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67DB....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67DC....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67DD....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67DE....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 5

 

s 67EA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67EB.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67EC.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67ED....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67EE.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 6

 

s 67FA.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FB.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FC.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FD.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FE.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FF.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FG.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FH.....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67FI......................................

ad No 22, 2017

Division 7

 

s 67GA....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67GB....................................

ad No 22, 2017

s 67GC....................................

ad No 22, 2017

Part 4

 

Division 1

 

s 68.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 118, 2007; No 25, 2011

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 68A.......................................

ad No 53, 2008

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 69.........................................

rs No 45, 2000; No 22, 2017

Division 2

 

s 70.........................................

am No 60, 2004; No 131, 2008; No 4, 2009; No 34, 2010; No 25, 2011; No 141, 2011; No 50, 2012; No 22, 2017

s 71.........................................

rs No 45, 2000

 

am No 47, 2001; No 59, 2004; No 82, 2007; No 25, 2011; No 141, 2011; No 49, 2012; No 50, 2012; No 70, 2013; No 96, 2014; No 22, 2017

s 71A.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 53, 2011

s 71B.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 30, 2003

 

rs No 118, 2007

 

am No 25, 2011

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71C.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71CAA..................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

am No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71CAB..................................

ad No 113, 2007

 

rs No 50, 2009

 

am No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71CAC..................................

ad No 50, 2009

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71CA....................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71CB.....................................

ad No 25, 2011

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71D.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71E.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 146, 2006

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71F.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

am No 30, 2003

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71G.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 118, 2007

 

am No 53, 2008; No 34, 2010; No 25, 2011; No 79, 2011

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71GA....................................

ad No 118, 2007

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71GB....................................

ad No 34, 2010

 

rep No 22, 2017

s 71H.......................................

ad No 45, 2000

 

rs No 22, 2017

s 71I........................................

ad No 60, 2004

s 71J........................................

ad No 131, 2008

s 71K.......................................

ad No 4, 2009

s 71L.......................................

ad No 141, 2011

s 71M......................................

ad No 50, 2012

s 72.........................................

rep No 59, 2004

s 73.........................................

am No 60, 2015

s 74.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 60, 2004; No 131, 2008; No 4, 2009; No 141, 2011; No 50, 2012

s 75.........................................

am No 137, 2001; No 4, 2010

s 77.........................................

am No 45, 2000; No 55, 2016

s 78.........................................

am No 45, 2000

 

rs No 47, 2001; No 55, 2016

s 78A.......................................

ad No 47, 200