Child Support Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill amends the Child Support Act 1991 by simplifying penalty rules, introducing payment of financial support by compulsory deduction, imposing a time bar of four years, and inserting a wider definition of income.

Current status

Royal Assent given 24 March 2021.
Enacted as the Child Support Amendment Act 2021 (2021/6)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 228-2
Introduced 11 March 2020
First reading 6 May 2020
Select Committee Social Services and Community Committee
Public submissions due 18 January 2021
Select Committee report back 4 March 2021
Second reading 11 March 2021
Committee of the whole House 16 March 2021
Third reading 18 March 2021
Royal Assent 24 March 2021
Enacted as Child Support Amendment Act 2021 (2021/6)
Divided No

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