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  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Further to the package of bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill establishes a framework for the Steel Transformation Plan comprising of a $300 million entitlement program for the Australian steel manufacturing industry over four years from the 2012-13 financial year. Also provides for: the minister to approve competitiveness assistance advances up to the value of $164 million in the 2011 12 financial year; administrative details relating to the plan to be included in a legislative instrument; and a monitoring regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: enable parenting payment recipients to transfer temporarily to bereavement allowance following the death of a partner; remove the family member exemption from the two-year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before special benefit is payable; enable the minister to make legislative instruments determining Impairment Tables and rules relating to the tables; and clarify that payments made by an employer to an employee in lieu of notice of termination are regarded as redundancy payments for the purposes of the social security payments;
    Disability Services Act 1986
    to provide that disability advocacy services compliance with new Disability Advocacy Standards will be assessed by an independent certification body over a three-year cycle; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to certain asset-test exempt income streams and the provision of actuarial certificates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Early Release of Superannuation) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to transfer the administration of making determinations relating to the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds to the Chief Executive Medicare; and
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to provide that the administration of making determinations relating to the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds continues to be funded by superannuation industry levies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP;BROADBENT, Russell, MP;VAMVAKINOU, Maria, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to create a legal presumption that, if a firefighter has been employed for a certain period before being diagnosed with one of seven primary site cancers, the employment is taken to have been the dominant cause of the contraction of the cancer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to require certain persons to inform the department within 14 days of events or changes in circumstances that may affect social security payments or qualification for concession cards; and
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011
    to make technical amendments. Also clarifies that certain computer-generated decisions made from 12 June 2001 to the date of assent comply with the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Schools Assistance Act 2008
    to provide for a phased implementation of the national curriculum by certain authorities and approved school systems. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that parenting payment recipients are only covered by the transitional arrangement in respect of children who were in their care before 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish a framework to provide financial assistance for Australians and close family members of Australians who are injured or killed overseas as a result of an overseas terrorist incident; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill amends 35 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to make amendments consequential upon, and transitional to, the proposed
    ComSuper Act 2011
    and
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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