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Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020
and
Social Security Act 1991
to maintain the coronavirus supplement at the rate of $550 per fortnight for recipients of jobseeker payment, partner allowance, widow allowance, youth allowance, austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, parenting payment, farm household allowance, and special benefit; and
Social Security Act 1991
to extend the coronavirus supplement to recipients of disability support pensions and age pensions who receive Commonwealth rent assistance.

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