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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: the Social Security Act 1991 to reduce from 26 to six weeks the period during which age pension and other payments with unlimited portability can be paid outside Australia at the means-tested rate from 1 January 2017; and pause for three years the indexation of various income thresholds that apply to certain social security benefits and allowances and the income test free area for parenting payment single; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2016; the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2016; and seven Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 22 Feb 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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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