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
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2009
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2009
Referred to Main Committee 12 May 2009
Second reading debate 13 May 2009
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2009
Reported from Main Committee 14 May 2009
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2009
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 16 Jun 2009
Second reading agreed to 16 Jun 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 16 Jun 2009
Third reading agreed to 16 Jun 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16 Jun 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 44
  • Year: 2009
23 Jun 2009

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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