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Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015

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

Amends the

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
in relation to the job seeker compliance framework by: strengthening and aligning financial penalties for failure to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan; suspending participation payments and applying financial penalties for failure to behave in an appropriate manner at an appointment; enabling more immediate application of financial penalties for failure to participate in activities or job interviews; suspending participation payments for inadequate job search; removing waivers for serious financial penalties incurred for refusing or failing to accept a suitable job; renaming all failures resulting in short-term financial penalties as ‘no show no pay’ failures; and removing redundant provisions.