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Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill amends the:

Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to enable income management to be triggered by referrals from state and territory agencies; and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: enable the minister to specify states, territories or areas in which the vulnerable, long-term welfare payment and disengaged youth income management measures will apply; provide that income management continues despite a change in residence; and provide that certain parents may be required to enter into a school attendance plan and may have income support payments suspended if the plan is not complied with.