The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Child Support Amendment Bill
Supplementary Order Paper No 538.
Currently, late payment penalties are imposed on a liable parent if they do not pay child support on time. Initial
penalties are applied in two stages in the first month, and if the amount is not paid incremental penalties are imposed
each month the amount is outstanding.
The Supplementary Order Paper proposes amendments that would repeal incremental penalties. This proposal would also
simplify the child support penalty write-off rules.
Submissions are sought specifically on the proposals in Supplementary Order Paper 538. General submissions on the Child
Support Amendment bill have closed. The committee reserves the right to accept only submissions that are relevant to the
SOP.Tell the Social Services and Community Committee what you think
Make a submission
on the SOP. Please note that a closing date for submissions is not yet set.For more details about the SOP: