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  • Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NASH, Sen Fiona 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that the same eligibility criteria for independent youth allowance is applied for students residing in the Inner Regional Australia Zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Young Carers) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend the eligibility of persons under 25 years of age to the carer payment. 

    Bill

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide for: a $40 per week supplementary payment for single parents receiving Newstart payments; and the income test for single parents receiving Newstart to be the same as the income test for single parents receiving Parenting Payment;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for payments under this Act; and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for an enforceable right to request flexible working arrangements for people with caring responsibilities, including single parents. 

    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 (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 Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Payment Processing) Bill 1998

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Security portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for adjusted taxable income to include income from a superannuation stream with a taxed source (gross superannuation) and income salary sacrificed to superannuation for the purposes of qualification for the Commonwealth seniors health card. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    07 Feb 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the single rates of Newstart and Youth Allowance by $50 a week; and standardise the indexation arrangements for certain pensions and allowances; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that these payments are made from monies appropriated by the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish the Housing Payment Deduction Scheme to provide for rent and household utilities to be compulsorily deducted from specified welfare payments to public housing tenants who are in significant rental arrears that could lead to eviction or housing abandonment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that: jobseekers who incur an eight week non-payment penalty for refusing suitable work will no longer be able to have the penalty waived; and jobseekers who persistently fail to comply with participation obligations will only be able to have the penalty waived once while in receipt of an activity tested income support payment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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