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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Treatment of Parental Leave Payments) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable the making of departure prohibition orders to prevent social welfare payment debtors who have outstanding debts and have failed to enter into a satisfactory repayment arrangement from leaving the country; and remove the six-year limit on welfare debt recovery. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: increase family tax benefit (FTB) Part A fortnightly rates by $10.08 for each FTB child in the family up to 19 years of age; restructure family tax benefit Part B by: increasing the standard rate by $1000.10 per year for families with a youngest child aged under one; maintaining certain standard rates for families, single parents who are at least 60 years of age, grandparents and great-grandparents; and introducing a reduced rate of $1000.10 per year for individuals with a youngest child aged 13 to 16 years of age who are not single parents aged 60 or more or grandparents or great-grandparents; and phase out the family tax benefit Part A and Part B supplements;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase certain youth allowance and disability support pension fortnightly rates by approximately $10.44 for recipients under 18 years of age; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Interest Charge) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain debts relating to social security, family assistance (including child care), paid parental leave and student assistance payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 July 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 July 2016; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit from 1 July 2016; and pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to cease the low income supplement from 1 July 2017; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance; and provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit and require these job seekers to complete certain pre-benefit activities; and the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that certain persons cannot be paid social security payments when they are in psychiatric confinement because they have been charged with a serious offence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Solar Hot Water Rebate Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon 
    Summary
    Reinstates the remaining portion of the funding allocated to the Solar Hot Water Rebate in the 2011-12 financial year to be applied to expenditure for that purpose. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Solar Hot Water Rebate Bill 2012 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HUNT, Greg, MP 
    Summary
    Reinstates the remaining portion of the funding allocated to the Solar Hot Water Rebate in the 2011-12 financial year to be applied to expenditure for that purpose. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    to phase out by 2016 advertising within television programs on SBS. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum