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Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to: provide students from Inner Regional Areas with access to independent youth allowance; reset relocation scholarship values from 2012 for eligible regional students and provide for the values to be indexed from 2013; reduce the value of the student start-up scholarship payment from 2012 and provide for the payments to be indexed annually from 2013; provide for the cessation of the Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund; and make technical amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Sep 2011
Second reading moved 21 Sep 2011
Second reading debate 13 Oct 2011
Second reading debate 31 Oct 2011
Second reading agreed to 31 Oct 2011
Third reading agreed to 31 Oct 2011
Introduced and read a first time 01 Nov 2011
Second reading moved 01 Nov 2011
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2011
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2011
  • Act no.: 179
  • Year: 2011
05 Dec 2011

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of 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

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  • 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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