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  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that: the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination is to be used to assess a person’s qualification for carer allowance; and a person remains qualified for carer allowance three months after the child cared for turns 16;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: income management; credit of income management accounts in error; credit to income management accounts before debt recovery; student start-up scholarship payments and relocation scholarship payments; and consequential amendments;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the recovery of income management debts; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: provide to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) a guaranteed annual payment of $45 million from 1 July 2010, indexed to CPI for later years; provide additional funding to the ILC; and require regular review of these funding arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend participation requirement exemptions to parents receiving certain income support payments who have school-aged children and are required to report approved activities to Centrelink. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to allow weekly payments of social security periodic payment, family tax benefit and baby bonus to people assessed as being vulnerable; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    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 regulations to make amendments consequential upon, and transitional to, the proposed
    ComSuper Act 2010
    and
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2010

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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