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Legislative framework

The key legislation of the Family Assistance Law includes:

  • A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  • A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  • Family Assistance Legislation (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Act 2017.

The following instruments are also relevant to users of this Handbook:

Full list of legislative instruments that are part of the Family Assistance Law.

This legislation underpins the commencement of Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy from 2 July 2018. This replaced Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Special Child Care Benefit, Grandparent Child Care Benefit, and Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance.