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SR 2003 No. 342 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Feb-2004
Tabled Senate10-Feb-2004
Gazetted 23 Dec 2003
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Family Law (Superannuation) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 3)1

Statutory Rules 2003 No. 3422

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Family Law Act 1975.

Dated 18 December 2003

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

PHILIP RUDDOCK


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Family Law (Superannuation) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001

                Schedule 1 amends the Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Subregulation 5 (1)

substitute

         (1)   Subject to subregulation (2), for these Regulations, a defined benefit interest is:

                (a)    a superannuation interest that a member spouse has in an eligible superannuation plan, being an interest in respect of the whole of which the member spouse is entitled, when benefits in respect of the interest become payable, to be paid a benefit that is, or may be, defined by reference to one or more of the amounts or factors mentioned in subregulation (1A); or

               (b)    a component of a superannuation interest that a member spouse has in an eligible superannuation plan, being a component in respect of which the member spouse is entitled, when benefits in respect of the interest become payable, to be paid a benefit that is, or may be, defined by reference to one or more of the amounts or factors mentioned in subregulation (1A).

      (1A)   For subregulation (1), the amounts and factors are as follows:

                (a)    the amount of:

                          (i)    the member spouse’s salary at the date of the termination of the member spouse’s employment, the date of the member spouse’s retirement, or another date; or

                         (ii)    the member spouse’s salary averaged over a period;

               (b)    the amount of salary, or allowance in the nature of salary, payable to another person (for example, a judicial officer, a member of the Commonwealth or a State Parliament, a member of the Legislative Assembly of a Territory);

                (c)    a specified amount;

               (d)    specified conversion factors.

[2]           Subregulation 5 (2)

omit

in respect of the interest

insert

in respect of the interest, or the component,

[3]           Subregulation 5 (2)

omit

subregulation (1)

insert

subregulation (1A)

[4]           Subregulation 38 (1)

substitute

         (1)   The Minister may approve, in writing, for the purposes of this regulation, methods or factors that are to be used to determine the gross value of any of the following:

                (a)    a superannuation interest the whole of which is a defined benefit interest;

               (b)    a superannuation interest the whole of which is a partially vested accumulation interest;

                (c)    a superannuation interest that is made up of a component that is a defined benefit interest and a component that is an accumulation interest (other than a partially vested accumulation interest);

               (d)    a superannuation interest that is made up of a component that is a defined benefit interest and a component that is a partially vested accumulation interest;

                (e)    a defined benefit interest the gross value of which is to be determined under regulation 35, 36 or 37.

[5]           Subregulation 38 (3), note

omit

[6]           After subregulation 38 (3)

insert

         (4)   An approval made under this regulation before the commencement of this subregulation has effect as if it had been made under this regulation as in force at the commencement of this subregulation.

Note   If, under this regulation, the Minister approves a method or factors to be used to determine the gross value of a superannuation interest, the approved method or factors are to be used to determine the gross value of the interest instead of the method set out in these Regulations.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 2001 No. 303, as amended by 2002 Nos. 176 and 333; 2003 Nos. 77 and 229.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 23 December 2003.