Child Support Guide updates - 2021

1 July 2021 (v4.57)

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1.6.2 Residence & citizenship - child Clarified policy.
2.4.2 Formula tables & values Added 2020 average weekly earnings (AWE) value.
3.4.3 CPI indexation for cost of living Added March 2021 consumer price index (CPI) figures.
5.5.5 Overpayments Clarified policy.

10 May 2021 (v4.56)

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1.5.2 International agreements & conventions Updated legislative references.
2.4.6 The costs of the child Updated examples.
2.5.5 Application to have an assessment continue past a child's 18th birthday Updated examples.
3.4 Court ordered variations & events that affect registered maintenance liabilities (other than child support assessments) Clarified policy.
3.4.4 Joint election to suspend collection after a change in care Clarified policy.
5.3.1 Non-agency payments Updated examples.
5.4.5 Bankruptcy Clarified policy.
6.4.1 Subpoenas & notices to produce documents Clarified policy.

22 March 2021 (v4.55)

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3.4.3 CPI indexation for cost of living Added December 2020 consumer price index (CPI) figures.

8 February 2021 (v4.54)

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2.2.2 Care determinations & changes in care Clarified policy.
2.2.3 Below regular care determinations Clarified policy.

4 January 2021 (v4.53)

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1.2.1 Amendments to the CSRC Act Updated to reflect amendments to the Services Australia Governance Amendment Act 2020.
1.2.2 Amendments to the CSA Act Updated to incorporate changes from the Services Australia Governance Amendment Act 2020 and the Social Services and Other Legislation (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Act 2020.
1.5.1 Australia's international maintenance arrangements Corrected name of reciprocating jurisdiction.
2.4.2 Formula tables & values Added 2021 Costs of the Children Table.
2.6.10 Reason 4 - income of the child Updated to reflect 2021 basic values.
3.4.3 CPI indexation for cost of living Added September 2020 consumer price index (CPI) figures.
5.1.1 Child Support Registrar & the Child Support Register Updated to reflect amendments to the Services Australia Governance Amendment Act 2020.
5.2.4 Employer obligations for collection from salary or wages Added 2021 protected earnings amount and clarified policy.
6.3.3 Secrecy provisions Updated to reflect amendments to the Services Australia Governance Amendment Act 2020.
6.5 Forwarding documents Removed paragraph about WA ex-nuptial cases.
6.8.3 Offences involving a failure to comply with a requirement of the legislation Clarified policy.
6.8.4 False & misleading statements Clarified policy.
6.8.5 Offences in relation to departure prohibition orders Clarified policy.
6.8.6 Secrecy offences Updated to reflect amendments to the Services Australia Governance Amendment Act 2020.