Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018

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Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: increase the newly arrived resident’s waiting period (NARWP) from 104 weeks to 156 weeks for certain social security payments and concession cards; introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for bereavement allowance, widow allowance, parenting payment and carer allowance; and make a technical amendment; Farm Household Support Act 2014 to increase the NARWP from 104 weeks to 156 weeks; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for family tax benefit; and Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for parental leave pay and dad and partner pay.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Feb 2018
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2018
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 70 Government agreed to
28 Nov 2018
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2018
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2018
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2018
Committee of the Whole debate 03 Dec 2018
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2018
Finally passed both Houses 03 Dec 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 168
  • Year: 2018
10 Dec 2018

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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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

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