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  • Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

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    Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill: repeals the
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and makes certain consequent saving and transitional arrangements; and amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: make amendments consequent on the repeal of the
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    ; and enable Land Councils, if requested to do so, to provide assistance to owners of community living areas;
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to: provide that the restriction on prohibited material will continue, with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs responsible for determining to which areas this restriction applies; require the minister to review these restrictions after seven years; and provide for the sunset of the restriction of prohibited material provisions after ten years;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable customary law and cultural practice to be considered in bail and sentencing decisions for certain offences; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make an amendment consequent on the repeal of the
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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    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

  • Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

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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

  • Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill 2010

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

  • 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

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

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    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

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