Second Reading Speeches

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021

Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Social Security Act 1991
to: increase the newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) for carer payment and carer allowance to 208 weeks; remove the qualifying residence period for parenting payment; apply the 208-week NARWP for the low income health care card and Commonwealth seniors health card to temporary visa holders; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Act 2021
; and make minor technical amendments;
Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
to make consequential amendments;
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
to: increase the NARWP for family tax benefit (FTB) Part A to 208 weeks; and introduce a 208-week NARWP for FTB Part B; and
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
to increase the NARWP for parental leave pay and dad and partner pay to 208 weeks.

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