Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018

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

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to establish a two year drug testing trial in three regions for 5000 new recipients of newstart allowance and youth allowance from 1 July 2018; Farm Household Support Act 2014 to make consequential amendments; and Farm Household Support Act 2014, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Feb 2018
Second reading moved 28 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 10 May 2018

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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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

  • 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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