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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and four other Acts to: provide that, for the purposes of determining a person's rate of payment under social security law, employment income is assessed once it is paid to a social security recipient (replacing the current requirement for recipients to estimate and report the amount of employment income they have earned in a social security instalment period); and enable Services Australia to use data collected by the Australian Taxation Office (primarily information from the Single Touch Payroll system) in connection with the new assessment model.

Progress

Bill progress
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 06 Feb 2020
Second reading moved 06 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2020
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2020
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2020
Bill progress
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12 Feb 2020
Second reading moved 12 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 25 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 26 Feb 2020
Second reading agreed to 26 Feb 2020
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
26 Feb 2020
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
27 Feb 2020
Third reading agreed to 27 Feb 2020
Bill progress
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 27 Feb 2020
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
02 Mar 2020
Bill progress
Finally passed both Houses 02 Mar 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 17
  • Year: 2020
06 Mar 2020

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

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.