Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
  to: enable parenting payment recipients to transfer temporarily to bereavement allowance following the death of a partner; remove the family member exemption from the two-year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before special benefit is payable; enable the minister to make legislative instruments determining Impairment Tables and rules relating to the tables; and clarify that payments made by an employer to an employee in lieu of notice of termination are regarded as redundancy payments for the purposes of the social security payments;
Disability Services Act 1986
  to provide that disability advocacy services compliance with new Disability Advocacy Standards will be assessed by an independent certification body over a three-year cycle; and
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  in relation to certain asset-test exempt income streams and the provision of actuarial certificates. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
06 Jul 2011Introduced and read a first time
06 Jul 2011Second reading moved
17 Aug 2011Second reading debate
17 Aug 2011Second reading agreed to
17 Aug 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
18 Aug 2011Introduced and read a first time
18 Aug 2011Second reading moved
21 Nov 2011Second reading debate
21 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
21 Nov 2011Committee of the Whole debate
21 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to


21 Nov 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
29 Nov 2011Assent

Act no.: 145

Year: 2011

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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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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