Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2009

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Social Security Act 1991
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to: implement a job seeker compliance system to apply to certain job seekers in receipt of newstart allowance, parenting payment, youth allowance and special benefit; give effect to employment pathway plans; remove references to the Personal Support Programme; and make minor technical and consequential amendments. 

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House of Representatives
24 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
24 Sep 2008Second reading moved
21 Oct 2008Referred to Main Committee
21 Oct 2008Second reading debate
23 Oct 2008Second reading debate
12 Nov 2008Second reading debate
13 Nov 2008Second reading debate
13 Nov 2008Reported from Main Committee
24 Nov 2008Second reading agreed to
24 Nov 2008Consideration in detail debate
24 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
25 Nov 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Nov 2008Second reading moved
04 Dec 2008Second reading debate
04 Dec 2008Second reading negatived
04 Feb 2009Second reading moved
04 Feb 2009Second reading debate
04 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
04 Feb 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 13 Australian Greens and 1 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
04 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Feb 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

05 Feb 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
24 Feb 2009Assent

Act no.: 7

Year: 2009

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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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