Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Bill 2007

Education, Science and Training 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Social Security Act 1991
Student Assistance Act 1973
  in relation to: recovery of payments under the ABSTUDY and Assistance for Isolated Children Schemes deposited into incorrect accounts; issue of certain notices electronically; levels of eligible study, to include Masters degrees as eligible courses and removal of current restrictions on students receiving Austudy payments if they already have a Masters degree; rent assistance payments to Austudy students to increase support for mature age students; and access to crisis payments for Indigenous students in receipt of the ABSTUDY living allowance. 

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House of Representatives
21 Jun 2007Introduced and read a first time
21 Jun 2007Second reading moved
19 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
19 Sep 2007Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
19 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to
20 Sep 2007Introduced and read a first time
20 Sep 2007Second reading moved
20 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
20 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to

28 Sep 2007Assent

Act no.: 184

Year: 2007

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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