Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Family and Community Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to require holders of certain specified visas issued for temporary protection, humanitarian or safe haven purposes to satisfy a special benefit activity test similar to the one that currently operates in relation to newstart allowance, and other newstart allowance conditions;
Social Security Act 1991
  to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed
Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and Other 2001 Budget Measures) Act 2002
  to ensure that activity test requirements are applied consistently to both special beneficiaries and newstart allowees; and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Consequential and Related Measures) Act (No. 2) 1999
  and
Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (1999 Budget and Other Measures) Act 1999
  to correct cross-references as a result of the enactment of the
Youth Allowance Consolidation Act 2000

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House of Representatives
26 Sep 2002Introduced and read a first time
26 Sep 2002Second reading moved
17 Oct 2002Second reading agreed to
17 Oct 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
21 Oct 2002Introduced and read a first time
21 Oct 2002Second reading moved
12 Dec 2002Second reading agreed to
12 Dec 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 2 Australian Democrats agreed to
12 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


19 Dec 2002Assent

Act no.: 147

Year: 2002

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