Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Finance and Administration 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the superannuation and defence force superannuation laws to: make contributions to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) voluntary; allow members of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) to leave the PSS and make other superannuation arrangements for future contributions; enable members of the CSS to obtain early release of funded account balances on severe financial hardship and compassionate grounds; provide for the restoration of pensions for remarried widows and widowers; and amends the
Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
  scheme in relation to post retirement marriages and benefits payable on marriage breakdowns. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
21 Jun 2007Introduced and read a first time
21 Jun 2007Second reading moved
13 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
13 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to
Senate
17 Sep 2007Introduced and read a first time
17 Sep 2007Second reading moved
20 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
20 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to


25 Sep 2007Assent

Act no.: 165

Year: 2007

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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