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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide that: from 1 January 2015, where a job seeker’s payment is suspended following a failure to attend an appointment with their employment services provider, it will not be restored until the job seeker attends their next appointment; and from 1 July 2015, if it is determined that a job seeker has no reasonable excuse for missing their first appointment, they will not be back paid for the period of non-compliance; and broaden the existing delegation powers to include regulations or other instruments; and Social Security Act 1991 to exclude certain job seekers aged 55 years or over from certain concessional treatment otherwise available.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Sep 2014
Second reading moved 25 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2014
Second reading agreed to 29 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 29 Oct 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 30 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2014
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2014
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 10 Opposition agreed to
02 Dec 2014
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2014
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
03 Dec 2014
Finally passed both Houses 03 Dec 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 131
  • Year: 2014
12 Dec 2014

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

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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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