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Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable income management to be triggered by referrals from state and territory agencies; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: enable the minister to specify states, territories or areas in which the vulnerable, long-term welfare payment and disengaged youth income management measures will apply; provide that income management continues despite a change in residence; and provide that certain parents may be required to enter into a school attendance plan and may have income support payments suspended if the plan is not complied with.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Nov 2011
Second reading moved 23 Nov 2011
Second reading debate 27 Feb 2012
Second reading agreed to 27 Feb 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Feb 2012
Introduced and read a first time 29 Feb 2012
Second reading moved 29 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 21 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 09 May 2012
Second reading debate 28 Jun 2012
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
28 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 28 Jun 2012
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
28 Jun 2012
(After Midnight)
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28 Jun 2012
(After Midnight)
  • Act no.: 102
  • Year: 2012
29 Jun 2012

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


Helpful information

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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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