Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

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

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: remove the family assets test and the family actual means test from the youth allowance parental means test arrangements; align parental income test exemptions for youth allowance with existing arrangements for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A; apply a separate maintenance income test for the treatment of child support; and provide that, where a family has a dependent child who receives an individual youth payment that is parentally income-tested and younger siblings who qualify for FTB, the family pool for the youth parental income test will include all FTB children; and Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove maintenance income from the youth allowance parental income test assessment.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 10 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 20 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 21 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 22 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 09 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Nov 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 11 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 12 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 12 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 159
  • Year: 2015
26 Nov 2015

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