Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
in relation to the job seeker compliance framework by: strengthening and aligning financial penalties for failure to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan; suspending participation payments and applying financial penalties for failure to behave in an appropriate manner at an appointment; enabling more immediate application of financial penalties for failure to participate in activities or job interviews; suspending participation payments for inadequate job search; removing waivers for serious financial penalties incurred for refusing or failing to accept a suitable job; renaming all failures resulting in short-term financial penalties as ‘no show no pay’ failures; and removing redundant provisions.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 10 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 13 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 14 Oct 2015
Second reading agreed to 14 Oct 2015
Consideration in detail debate 14 Oct 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 Oct 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 14 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 03 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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

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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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