Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the
National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012
  and
National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012
; and amends: the
National Gambling Reform Act 2012
  to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the
Charities Act 2013
  to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
  to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Student Assistance Act 1973
  to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
  and
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
20 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
20 Nov 2013Second reading moved
04 Dec 2013Second reading debate
04 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
04 Dec 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
04 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
05 Dec 2013Second reading moved
12 Dec 2013Second reading debate
05 Mar 2014Second reading debate
05 Mar 2014Second reading agreed to
05 Mar 2014Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 50 Government and 14 Opposition agreed to
05 Mar 2014Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
06 Mar 2014Message from Senate reported
18 Mar 2014Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-4, 6-40 and 42-48. House disagreed to Senate amendments 5 and 41 but agreed to Government amendments 1 and 2 in place thereof
Senate
19 Mar 2014Message from House of Reps reported
25 Mar 2014Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 5 and 41 and agreed to House amendments made in their place


25 Mar 2014Finally passed both Houses
31 Mar 2014Assent

Act no.: 14

Year: 2014

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Text of bill

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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

  • 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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