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  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    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: allow all disability support pensioners to work up to 30 hours a week without having payments suspended or cancelled;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: provide that certain disability support pensioners under 35 years of age with a work capacity of at least eight hours a week attend participation interviews and develop a participation plan with Centrelink; and provide that certain disability support pensioners may live outside Australia indefinitely and continue to receive the disability support pension; and
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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

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    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

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Employment Entry Payment) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to cease eligibility and payment of the employment entry payment, from 1 July 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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    Date
    09 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    in relation to: age requirements for social security payments; income tests for newstart and youth allowances; claims for newstart allowance; working credit balances; a parenting payment transitional arrangement; and a technical amendment;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to the determination of penalty amounts for no show no pay failures or reconnection failures; and
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to provide additional funding for the Student Education Trusts measure for the 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2013 appropriation period. 

    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

  • 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 (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to require certain persons to inform the department within 14 days of events or changes in circumstances that may affect social security payments or qualification for concession cards; and
    Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other Measures) Act 2011
    and
    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Rebate) Act 2011
    to make technical amendments. Also clarifies that certain computer-generated decisions made from 12 June 2001 to the date of assent comply with the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

    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

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Scholarship Payments) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    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

  • 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

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