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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2017

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  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2016
Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to: remove the assets test exemption for youth allowance and austudy payment recipients whose partner receives certain income support payments; extend the means test rules used to assess interests in trusts and companies to independent youth allowance and austudy payment recipients; align income test treatment of gift payments from immediate family members with existing pension rules; harmonise the family tax benefit and youth allowance parental income tests by including tax free pensions and benefits as income for the parental income test; ensure that all students receiving income support receive a health care card; and enable the Australian Statistical Geography Standard remoteness structure used to assess eligibility for student payments to be automatically updated.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2016
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2016
Second reading debate 21 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 21 Mar 2017
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
21 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 21 Mar 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 23 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 27 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
Finally passed both Houses 27 Mar 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 24
  • Year: 2017
04 Apr 2017

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

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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.
  • 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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