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
27 Feb 2014Introduced and read a first time
27 Feb 2014Second reading moved
17 Mar 2014Second reading debate
18 Mar 2014Second reading debate
18 Mar 2014Second reading agreed to
18 Mar 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
19 Mar 2014Introduced and read a first time
19 Mar 2014Second reading moved
14 May 2014Second reading debate
15 May 2014Second reading debate
15 May 2014Second reading agreed to
15 May 2014Committee of the Whole debate
16 Jun 2014Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
16 Jun 2014Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Jun 2014Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


16 Jun 2014Finally passed both Houses
18 Jun 2014Assent

Act no.: 35

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.
  • 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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