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This determination provides exemptions from the immunisation requirements in the family assistance law and ensures that children of practicing members of the Church of Christ, Scientist are exempt from those immunisation requirements and also provides an exemption for exceptional circumstances.
Administered by: Social Services
Made 29 Jun 2012
Registered 29 Jun 2012
Tabled HR 14 Aug 2012
Tabled Senate 14 Aug 2012
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2016
Repealed by Family Assistance (Meeting the Immunisation Requirements) Principles 2015

I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform, make this Determination under section 7 (1) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Dated             29th June                               2012

J Macklin

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform


 

 

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Family Assistance (Exemption from Immunisation Requirements) (FaHCSIA) Determination 2012.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 July 2012.

3              Definitions

                Agency has the meaning given by subsection 3 (1) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999.

                FTB child has the meaning given by subsection 3 (1) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

                Regular child care has the meaning given by subsection 3 (1) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

4              Application

         (1)   This Determination applies to Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement.

         (2)   This Determination applies to all claims for FTB Part A supplement made after 30 June 2012.

5              Exemption from immunisation requirements

         (1)   A child is exempt from the requirement to be immunised if:

(a)the child is an FTB child; and

(b)an officer of the Church of Christ, Scientist declares, in writing, that:

 (i) the individual in relation to whom the child is an FTB child, or a regular care child, is a practicing member of the Church; or

(ii) the partner of that individual is a practicing member of that Church; and

(c)    a copy of the declaration is given to the agency.

6              Exceptional Circumstances

                The Secretary has a discretion to exempt a child from the requirement to be immunised within the specific period if the Secretary is satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist.