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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020

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

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Summary

Amends: six Acts to provide for two rounds of additional economic support payments of $250 to certain income support recipients and holders of eligible concession cards; Social Security Act 1991 to: recognise the six-month period between 25 March and 24 September 2020 as contributing to existing workforce independence criteria for youth allowance; and create a temporary pathway for young Australians, who are seeking to qualify as independent for the purposes of assessing youth allowance (student), to encourage them to undertake seasonal agricultural work; Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to temporarily extend the paid parental leave work test period from 13 months prior to the birth or adoption of a child to 20 months for parents who have had their employment impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to increase the maximum amount that eligible families are able to access after a stillbirth or a child's death shortly after birth up to the child's first birthday, irrespective of whether this is their first or subsequent claim; and Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 to enable the minister to determine average weekly earnings trend figures ordinarily published by the Australian Statistician, for child support assessment purposes, where the publication of this trend figure has been suspended.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Oct 2020
Second reading moved 22 Oct 2020
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2020
Second reading debate 29 Oct 2020
Second reading agreed to 29 Oct 2020
Consideration in detail debate 29 Oct 2020
Third reading moved 09 Nov 2020
Third reading debated 09 Nov 2020
Third reading agreed to 09 Nov 2020
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Nov 2020
Second reading moved 09 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 10 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 11 Nov 2020
Second reading agreed to 11 Nov 2020
Committee of the Whole debate 11 Nov 2020
Third reading agreed to 11 Nov 2020
Finally passed both Houses 11 Nov 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 97
  • Year: 2020
13 Nov 2020

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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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