Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Act 2014 to increase the assets test free areas and the taper rate by which a pension is reduced once the free areas are exceeded from 1 January 2017; and Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide that people whose pension is nil on 1 January 2017 as a result of the assets test changes will automatically be issued with a Commonwealth seniors health card or a health card.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 04 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 18 Jun 2015
Consideration in detail debate 19 Jun 2015
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 22 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 22 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2015
Finally passed both Houses 22 Jun 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 110
  • Year: 2015
30 Jun 2015

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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