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Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

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

Amends the:

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: provide that: from 1 January 2015, where a job seeker’s payment is suspended following a failure to attend an appointment with their employment services provider, it will not be restored until the job seeker attends their next appointment; and from 1 July 2015, if it is determined that a job seeker has no reasonable excuse for missing their first appointment, they will not be back paid for the period of non-compliance; and broaden the existing delegation powers to include regulations or other instruments; and
Social Security Act 1991
to exclude certain job seekers aged 55 years or over from certain concessional treatment otherwise available.