Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

The bill amends: six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 20 September 2014; the Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Social Security Act 1991 to pause indexation of assets value limits for working age allowances, student payments and parenting payment single for two years from 1 July 2015; the Social Security Act 1991 to: require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support; limit the six-week overseas portability period for students payments from 1 January 2015; limit the overseas portability period for disability support pension from 1 January 2015; extend to 19 weeks the portability period for seniors health cardholders; and restrict qualification for relocation scholarship payments; the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: pause indexation on assets test free areas for all pensions (other than parenting payment single) for three years from 1 July 2017; exclude from the social security and veterans’ entitlements income test payments made under the Young Carer Bursary Programme from 1 January 2015; and include tax-free superannuation income in the assessment of income for qualification for the seniors health card; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: limiting the large family supplement; removing the per-child add-on; and reducing the primary earner income limit; 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 Farm Household Support Act 2014, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 02 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 02 Oct 2014
Second reading agreed to 02 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 02 Oct 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 02 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 02 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 30 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 17 Nov 2014
Second reading agreed to 17 Nov 2014
Third reading agreed to 17 Nov 2014
Finally passed both Houses 17 Nov 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 122
  • Year: 2014
26 Nov 2014

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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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