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  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation. Also requires a review of the impact of this proposed Act on student income arrangements to be completed by 30 September 2012. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a new model of income management to be used in selected Australian locations;
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to: tailor alcohol restrictions based on community circumstances; and clarify the administration of five year land leases;
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to enable residents in prescribed areas to apply for the removal of restrictions on prohibited material;
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for an explicit food security objective in relation to community stores licensing; and
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to provide that the Australian Crime Commission uses powers is in relation to violence and child abuse committed against Indigenous victims. Also repeals provisions of the
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007
    ,
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and
    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 54 Acts to correct clerical and drafting errors; repeals 5 obsolete Acts; amends the
    Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946
    to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language; amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to ensure the consistent use of the expression ‘ballot paper’; and amends 75 Acts to ensure the consistency of language used to describe the internet and internet-related technology. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to provide that the minister is not compelled to consider requests for declarations of eligibility by corporations seeking to join the Comcare scheme as self-insurers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    Establishes an emissions intensity cap and building efficiency certificate trading scheme for non-residential buildings. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide for a training supplement of $41.60 per fortnight to participants in the National Green Jobs Corps who receive youth allowance, newstart allowance and parenting payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    10 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDLAM, Sen Scott 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to prohibit certain advertising being shown during programs on SBS television. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    The bill: amends 17 Acts to remove redundant provisions; repeals eight redundant Acts; and makes consequential amendments to three Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the single maximum basic rate of certain pensions; index pensions using the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index; index pensions using a combined couple benchmark; increase pensions to compensate for anticipated increases in the living cost index arising from the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; increase the income test taper rate and remove the additional income test free area for dependent children; introduce a Work Bonus so that certain income is disregarded as ordinary income; close the pension bonus scheme from 20 September 2009; make transitional arrangements; increase the qualifying age for age pension from 65 to 67 years; enable certain social security recipients to apply for an advance of social security entitlements; and enable certain social security recipients to be paid while studying overseas;
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to consolidate a number of smaller payments and allowances into one pension supplement;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: require income salary sacrificed to superannuation to be included as adjusted taxable income for the Commonwealth seniors health card; and exclude amounts and benefits received under the Western Australian Cost of Living Rebate Scheme and the Western Australian Country Age Pension Fuel Card from social security and veterans’ affairs income tests;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to change indexation arrangements for certain family tax benefit child rates and the maternity immunisation allowance;
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to increase payments to people in residential aged care; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable Australian Defence Force members allotted for duty on
    HMAS Canberra
    as part of Operation DAMASK VI to access entitlements under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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