Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends: the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
and
Social Security Act 1991
to: pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2015; index parenting payment single to the consumer price index; and pause indexation of income free areas and other means-test thresholds for student payments, including student income bank limits; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
: to maintain the standard family tax benefit (FTB) child rates for two years in the maximum and base rate of FTB Part A and the maximum rate of FTB Part B from 1 July 2015; and in relation to FTB (from 1 July 2015) by: revising end-of-year supplements to their original values and ceasing indexation; reducing the primary earner income limit; limiting FTB Part B; and introducing a single parent supplement; the
Social Security Act 1991
to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 January 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 January 2015; and provide for 26-week waiting periods and non-payment periods from 1 January 2015; the
Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2015; the
Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2015; the
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to remove the three months’ backdating of disability pension from 1 January 2015; and five Acts to make consequential amendments.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 02 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 22 Oct 2014
Second reading agreed to 22 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 22 Oct 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 28 Oct 2014
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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