Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2013

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to provide for: a $40 per week supplementary payment for single parents receiving Newstart payments; and the income test for single parents receiving Newstart to be the same as the income test for single parents receiving Parenting Payment; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for payments under this Act; and Fair Work Act 2009 to provide for an enforceable right to request flexible working arrangements for people with caring responsibilities, including single parents.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Mar 2013
Second reading moved 13 Mar 2013
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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Proposed amendments

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