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  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    in relation to: recovery of payments under the ABSTUDY and Assistance for Isolated Children Schemes deposited into incorrect accounts; issue of certain notices electronically; levels of eligible study, to include Masters degrees as eligible courses and removal of current restrictions on students receiving Austudy payments if they already have a Masters degree; rent assistance payments to Austudy students to increase support for mature age students; and access to crisis payments for Indigenous students in receipt of the ABSTUDY living allowance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Amends the superannuation and defence force superannuation laws to: make contributions to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) voluntary; allow members of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) to leave the PSS and make other superannuation arrangements for future contributions; enable members of the CSS to obtain early release of funded account balances on severe financial hardship and compassionate grounds; provide for the restoration of pensions for remarried widows and widowers; and amends the
    Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973
    scheme in relation to post retirement marriages and benefits payable on marriage breakdowns. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to establish a national income management regime for certain welfare payment recipients;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    to amend baby bonus payment arrangements for claimants subject to the income management regime; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to replace the Community Development Employment Projects program in the Northern Territory with other employment services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 [2008]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn;BARTLETT, Andrew;MURRAY, Andrew;STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Implements recommendations of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission report
    Same-Sex: Same Entitlements
    to remove from Commonwealth law relating to taxation, superannuation, employment and family law, provisions which discriminate against same-sex couples and their children. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (2007 Measures No. 2) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Workforce Participation 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: extend participation exemptions to principal carers who are relatives but not parents of children; make administrative changes in relation to transfers between income support payments; clarify the waiver of certain social security debts; and enable the making of ministerial guidelines in relation to the determination of a person’s capacity to work. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001
    to extend the repeal date of the Act to 19 September 2033. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for compensation payments for certain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons removed from their families; establishes the Stolen Generations Tribunal and Stolen Generations Fund and their functions and powers; and provides for additional support services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Skills Australia Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Establishes Skills Australia as a statutory body to provide advice on Australia’s current, emerging and future workforce development and skills needs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 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
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: extend the qualification for, and increase the rate of, the utilities allowance; and increase the annual rate of seniors’ concession allowance; and
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to increase the rate of telephone allowance for certain income support recipients who have an internet connection at home. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for compensation payments for certain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons removed from their families; establishes the Stolen Generations Tribunal and Stolen Generations Fund and their functions and powers; and provides for additional support services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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