Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends: the
Social Security Act 1991
and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to annually index income thresholds for the Commonwealth seniors health card; the
Student Assistance Act 1973
to align provisions in relation to the operation of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) with similar provisions in social security and related laws; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
and
Student Assistance Act 1973
to ensure that a statement of reasons for an SSAT decision is provided to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if there is to be a review of the decision; six Acts to reflect machinery of government changes; and the
Social Security Act 1991
to make technical amendments, including a restructure of the Part of the Act that deals with definitions.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 27 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 17 Jul 2014
Second reading agreed to 17 Jul 2014
Third reading agreed to 17 Jul 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jul 2014
Second reading moved 18 Jul 2014
Second reading debate 01 Sep 2014
Second reading agreed to 01 Sep 2014
Committee of the Whole debate 01 Sep 2014
Third reading agreed to 01 Sep 2014
Finally passed both Houses 01 Sep 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 98
  • Year: 2014
11 Sep 2014

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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