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  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Apprentices) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to exempt the values of payments made under the Skills for Sustainability for Australian Apprentices and Tools For Your Trade programs from treatment as assessable income for taxation, social security and veterans’ affairs purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Consequent on the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    in relation to: redundant references; activity test relief; short term or episodic carers qualification for a health card; and principal beneficiaries of special disability trusts;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: redundant references; and backdating claims for carer payments made between 1 July and 1 October 2009; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to principal beneficiaries of special disability trusts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Establishes Safe Work Australia (SWA) as a statutory body, with power to make recommendations directly to the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in relation to occupational health and safety outcomes and workers’ compensation arrangements. SWA will replace the Australian Safety and Compensation Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to change confidentiality provisions to enable Centrelink to use and disclose protected information to facilitate the Digital Switch-over Household Assistance Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to introduce a non-indexed Carer Supplement, payable to carers currently receiving qualifying payments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to exempt the supplement from income tax; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to remove indexation of higher income thresholds for certain family assistance payments until 2012. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: enable a person who qualifies for a carer payment to automatically qualify for a carer allowance; provide that the qualification criteria and assessment process for carer payments for care provided to children with a disability or medical condition will be based on the level of care required; and allow a person to qualify or remain qualified for a carer payment while a child care receiver is in hospital for an unlimited number of days per calendar year; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential changes to the administrative structure for the carer allowance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Liquid Assets Waiting Period) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: reduce the length of the liquid assets waiting period by doubling the maximum reserve threshold for liquid assets to $5,000 for singles without dependants or $10,000 for others for a two year period from 1 April 2009; and remove the surrender value of life insurance policies from the definition of ‘liquid assets’ for social security purposes. Also makes technical amendments to five other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    11 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for economic security strategy payments (to be made as lump sum payments from 8 December 2008) to age, disability support, wife, widow B and veterans’ service pensioners and people receiving income support supplements, carer payments, and partner, widow and bereavement allowances. Also establishes administrative schemes to provide for payments in certain circumstances; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Act 2007
    to increase the departing Australia superannuation payment withholding tax rates by five per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill provides financial assistance to the states and territories for non-government schools for 2009-2012 to: maintain the current socioeconomic status funding and indexation arrangements to ensure that total recurrent funding for schools will not fall below 2008 levels; provide recurrent funding for Indigenous Supplementary Assistance and an Indigenous Funding Guarantee; provide a remoteness loading; provide funding for capital grants; provide for establishment assistance grants in 2009; implement a school performance information and reporting framework; and require authorities and schools to implement the National Curriculum before the 2012 school year commences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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