Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
  to: enable a person who qualifies for a carer payment to automatically qualify for a carer allowance; provide that the qualification criteria and assessment process for carer payments for care provided to children with a disability or medical condition will be based on the level of care required; and allow a person to qualify or remain qualified for a carer payment while a child care receiver is in hospital for an unlimited number of days per calendar year; and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to make consequential changes to the administrative structure for the carer allowance. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Mar 2009Introduced and read a first time
18 Mar 2009Second reading moved
12 May 2009Referred to Main Committee
13 May 2009Second reading debate
14 May 2009Second reading agreed to
14 May 2009Reported from Main Committee
14 May 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
15 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2009Second reading moved
16 Jun 2009Second reading debate
16 Jun 2009Second reading agreed to
16 Jun 2009Committee of the Whole debate
16 Jun 2009Third reading agreed to


16 Jun 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
23 Jun 2009Assent

Act no.: 44

Year: 2009

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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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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