Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Social Security Act 1991
  and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
  to: commence a 3.5 year trial on 1 January 2012 requiring certain teenage parents residing in certain areas who receive parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; suspend income support for teenage parents who fail to participate in the plan without a reasonable excuse; commence a three-year trial on 1 July 2012 requiring certain jobless family members who are receiving parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; and provide that parents in either of these trials do not lose entitlement to other payments if they fail to comply with trial requirements. 

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Progress

Senate
21 Sep 2011Introduced and read a first time
21 Sep 2011Second reading moved
21 Nov 2011Second reading debate
21 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
21 Nov 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Opposition agreed to
21 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Nov 2011Second reading moved
23 Nov 2011Second reading debate
23 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
23 Nov 2011Consideration in detail debate
23 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to


23 Nov 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
05 Dec 2011Assent

Act no.: 173

Year: 2011

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Proposed amendments

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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

  • 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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