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Child Support Amendment Bill

Introduced on March 11, 2020. The Bill simplifies penalty rules, introduces payment of financial support by compulsory deduction, imposes a time bar of four years, and inserts a definition of income. First reading on May 6 supported by all parties and sent to the Social Services and Community Committee. Report back date March 4, 2021. Reported back on March 4 with a large number of mainly technical amendments. Also includes changes to the penalties and write-off rules for overdue child support. Second reading on March 11 supported by all parties.  Govt MPs said in response to criticism it was just the start of reforms. Committee stage on March 16 and third reading on March 18 with the support of all parties.

. Child Support Amendment Bill