Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017

Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: restrict access to the relocation scholarship to students relocating within Australia and students studying in Australia; align pensioner education supplement fortnightly rates with the amount of study undertaken by eligible students; and provide that payments of the pensioner education supplement cease during semester breaks and holiday periods; and Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to align education entry payment rates with the amount of study undertaken by eligible students.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 21 Jun 2017
Second reading debate 19 Oct 2017
Second reading debate 23 Oct 2017
Second reading agreed to 23 Oct 2017
Third reading agreed to 23 Oct 2017
Introduced and read a first time 13 Nov 2017
Second reading moved 13 Nov 2017
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01 Jul 2019

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Proposed amendments

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