Supplementary Order Paper No 22

No 22

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Child Support Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Andrew Bayly, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 42A

After clause 42 (page 19, after line 20), insert:

42A Section 134A amended (Status of penalties under section 134)

(1)

In section 134A(a), replace “the Crown” with “the receiving carer of the child for whom the liable parent owed the financial support debts which incurred the late payment penalty”.

(2)

After section 134A(a), insert:

(aa)

must be paid by the Commissioner to the relevant receiving carer within 20 working days; and

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Child Support Amendment Bill. Currently, late payment penalties are collected by the Crown. This amendment would make that penalty a debt due to the receiving carer. The Commissioner would still collect the late payment penalties, but then pay them to the receiving carer within 20 working days.