Provisions of schedules 6 and 9 of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

On 5 December 2013 the Senate referred schedules 6 and 9 of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 for inquiry and report by 12 December 2013. The committee agreed that submissions should be received by close of business Monday 9 December 2013.

Broadly, schedules 6 and 9 propose to:

  • Establish student start-up loans of up to $1025, repayable under similar arrangements to Higher Education Loan Program debts; and
  • Continue indexation pauses on family tax benefit B, parental leave pay, and Dad and Partner pay; and
  • Extend the annual child care rebate limit at $7,500 for three years from 1 July 2014. 

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