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Second Reading Speeches

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014, the bill amends: the

Social Security Act 1991
,
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
to abolish the senior supplement for holders of the Commonwealth seniors health card or the veterans’ affairs gold card from 20 June 2014; six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 1 July 2014; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
,
Farm Household Support Act 2014
and
Social Security Act 1991
to pause indexation on certain income and assets test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2014; the
Social Security Act 1991
to: make minor changes to the partner income free area from 20 September 2014; index parenting payment single to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2014; require certain disability support pension recipients to actively participate in a program of support, from 1 July 2014; limit the six-week overseas portability period for student payments from 1 October 2014; and extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 October 2014; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
to maintain the standard FTB child rates for two years in the maximum and base rate of family tax benefit Part A and the maximum rate of family tax benefit Part B, from 1 July 2014; the
Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012
to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
,
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
,
Farm Household Support Act 2014
, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make consequential amendments.