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Second Reading Speeches

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the

National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012
and
National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012
; and amends: the
National Gambling Reform Act 2012
to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the
Charities Act 2013
to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
and
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the
Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the
Social Security Act 1991
and
Student Assistance Act 1973
to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the
Social Security Act 1991
and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011
and
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
and
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment.

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