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Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Social Security Act 1991
and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: commence a 3.5 year trial on 1 January 2012 requiring certain teenage parents residing in certain areas who receive parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; suspend income support for teenage parents who fail to participate in the plan without a reasonable excuse; commence a three-year trial on 1 July 2012 requiring certain jobless family members who are receiving parenting payment to develop and sign an Employment Pathway Plan; and provide that parents in either of these trials do not lose entitlement to other payments if they fail to comply with trial requirements.