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  • Social Security Amendment (Further Simplification) Bill 2004

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Oct 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: repeal existing provisions in relation to rent assistance and consolidate and simplify them in one new part; and make minor amendments to: clarify the payments recoverable when customers receive economic loss compensation payments; apply the definition of “independence” to disability support pension youth customers; and clarify the operation of the income and assets test provisions. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Liquid Assets Waiting Period) Bill 2009

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    Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: reduce the length of the liquid assets waiting period by doubling the maximum reserve threshold for liquid assets to $5,000 for singles without dependants or $10,000 for others for a two year period from 1 April 2009; and remove the surrender value of life insurance policies from the definition of ‘liquid assets’ for social security purposes. Also makes technical amendments to five other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009

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    Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide for a training supplement of $41.60 per fortnight to participants in the National Green Jobs Corps who receive youth allowance, newstart allowance and parenting payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) Bill 2011

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    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that parenting payment recipients are only covered by the transitional arrangement in respect of children who were in their care before 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011

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    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: provide students from Inner Regional Areas with access to independent youth allowance; reset relocation scholarship values from 2012 for eligible regional students and provide for the values to be indexed from 2013; reduce the value of the student start-up scholarship payment from 2012 and provide for the payments to be indexed annually from 2013; provide for the cessation of the Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2012

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    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish a framework to provide financial assistance for Australians and close family members of Australians who are injured or killed overseas as a result of an overseas terrorist incident; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

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    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the income free area that applies for recipients of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Sickness Allowance; extend eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement to single principal carer parents receiving Newstart Allowance payments; and provide a 12-week extension of eligibility for the Pensioner Concessioner Card to single parents who are no longer qualified for Parenting Payment (Single) because their youngest child has turned eight years of age and who do not qualify for another income support payment due to earnings from employment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Training Incentives) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that: certain recipients of newstart allowance and parenting payment may receive a training supplement of $41.60 a fortnight; and early school leavers undertake full-time study or comply with a Youth Allowance Employment Pathway Plan to qualify for youth allowance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce a non-indexed Carer Supplement, payable to carers currently receiving qualifying payments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exempt the supplement from income tax; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to remove indexation of higher income thresholds for certain family assistance payments until 2012. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and 9 other Acts to: remove anomalies; clarify the operation of certain provisions; make technical corrections and changes; and make technical amendments as a consequence of the commencement of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    . Also repeals 7 redundant housing Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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