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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2018

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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017
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Amends the:

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
to provide that lessors of social housing may request the secretary to deduct payments of rent and certain other costs from the social security or family tax benefit payments of tenants and certain other adult household members;
Social Security Act 1991
to make consequential amendments; and
National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008
to: clarify that the rent charged for a National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) dwelling must be at least 20 per cent lower than the market value rent on each occasion rent is charged; provide greater flexibility in how maximum vacancy periods are prescribed; provide for the variation of a condition of an NRAS allocation; and allow the regulations to provide for the transfer of an NRAS allocation to another rental dwelling in certain circumstances.