Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
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Summary
Introduced with the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014, the bill amends: the
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  to abolish the senior supplement for holders of the Commonwealth seniors health card or the veterans’ affairs gold card from 20 June 2014; six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 1 July 2014; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
Farm Household Support Act 2014
  and
Social Security Act 1991
  to pause indexation on certain income and assets test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2014; the
Social Security Act 1991
  to: make minor changes to the partner income free area from 20 September 2014; index parenting payment single to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2014; require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support, from 1 July 2014; limit the six-week overseas portability period for student payments from 1 October 2014; and extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 October 2014; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
  to maintain the standard FTB child rates for two years in the maximum and base rate of family tax benefit Part A and the maximum rate of family tax benefit Part B, from 1 July 2014; the
Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
  to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
,
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
,
Farm Household Support Act 2014
, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2014Second reading moved
24 Jun 2014Second reading debate
24 Jun 2014Second reading agreed to
24 Jun 2014Consideration in detail debate
24 Jun 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
26 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
26 Jun 2014Second reading moved
30 Sep 2014Second reading debate
01 Oct 2014Second reading debate
28 Oct 2014Discharged from Notice Paper

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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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