Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Social Security Act 1991
to: increase the income free area that applies for recipients of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Sickness Allowance; extend eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement to single principal carer parents receiving Newstart Allowance payments; and provide a 12-week extension of eligibility for the Pensioner Concessioner Card to single parents who are no longer qualified for Parenting Payment (Single) because their youngest child has turned eight years of age and who do not qualify for another income support payment due to earnings from employment.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29 May 2013
Second reading moved 29 May 2013
Referred to Federation Chamber 06 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 06 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 06 Jun 2013
Reported from Federation Chamber 06 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 06 Jun 2013
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Jun 2013
Second reading moved 17 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 28 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 28 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 28 Jun 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28 Jun 2013
Assent
  • Act no.: 121
  • Year: 2013
29 Jun 2013

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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

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