Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Before Senate 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to provide that: jobseekers who incur an eight week non-payment penalty for refusing suitable work will no longer be able to have the penalty waived; and jobseekers who persistently fail to comply with participation obligations will only be able to have the penalty waived once while in receipt of an activity tested income support payment. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
04 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
04 Jun 2014Second reading moved
16 Jul 2014Second reading debate
17 Jul 2014Second reading debate
17 Jul 2014Second reading agreed to
17 Jul 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
17 Jul 2014Introduced and read a first time
17 Jul 2014Second reading moved
28 Aug 2014Second reading debate
02 Sep 2014Second reading debate

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