Summary Report and Recommendations of the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support
From 1 July 2008, the income definitions for child support and Family Tax Benefit (FTB) are more closely aligned.
When relationships break down parents need to work out a range of issues, in particular, child support arrangements. The best arrangements are those that parents negotiate between themselves.
Sharing Family Tax Benefit (FTB)
From 1 July 2008, the new Child Support Scheme makes it easier for parents who want to get back together.
From 1 July 2008, the new Child Support Scheme treats the children of first, second and subsequent families more equally.
One of the principles of the Child Support Scheme is that a parent's financial contribution to their children should be based on their total income.