Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to provide that job seekers aged from 18 to 30 years who have been receiving newstart or youth allowance for at least 12 months will be eligible to receive a $2500 tax free payment (the first job commitment bonus) if they remain in gainful work and off income support for a continuous period of at least 12 months, and a further $4000 tax free payment (the second bonus) if they remain in continuous gainful work for an additional 12 months;
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to provide that the job commitment bonus is not subject to income tax; and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: provide financial assistance through the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program to job seekers receiving newstart, youth allowance or parenting payments; and provide that recipients of relocation assistance who leave employment without a reasonable excuse within six months incur a 26-week non-payment period before becoming eligible to receive unemployment benefits again.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Feb 2014
Second reading moved 27 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2014
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2014
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 14 May 2014
Second reading debate 15 May 2014
Second reading agreed to 15 May 2014
Committee of the Whole debate 15 May 2014
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
16 Jun 2014
Third reading agreed to 16 Jun 2014
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
16 Jun 2014
Finally passed both Houses 16 Jun 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 35
  • Year: 2014
18 Jun 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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