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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2022

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  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Skills and Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: create a single set of employment pathway plan requirement provisions, which will allow better use of technology, enabling job seekers more choice about how they enter into an employment pathway plan and meet the requirements of that plan; repeal certain redundant and outdated 'activity test' provisions; create a single set of criteria for exemptions from mutual obligation requirements; provide legislative authority for expenditure on employment programs; and repeal certain redundant provisions; Farm Household Support Act 2014 to make consequential amendments; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to amend the targeted compliance framework to provide that sanctions need not be imposed when recipients of participation payments have a valid reason for failing to meet their requirements or immediately re-engage; Social Security Act 1991 to: allow payments or benefits from Commonwealth and state and territory employment programs to not be considered income for social security law purposes; provide that the declaration of an approved program of work for income support payment is by legislative instrument; consolidate certain provisions in relation to activities that do not give rise to employment under certain industrial relations legislation; clarify that those receiving youth allowance as a job seeker continue to be treated as such when undertaking study as part of their requirements; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018; and Farm Household Support Act 2014, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to align the start day provisions for certain job seekers claiming jobseeker payment or youth allowance.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 May 2021
Second reading moved 27 May 2021
Second reading debate 30 Mar 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 23 Government agreed to
30 Mar 2022
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2022
Second reading moved 30 Mar 2022
Second reading debate 30 Mar 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2022
Finally passed both Houses 30 Mar 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 32
  • Year: 2022
01 Apr 2022

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Explanatory memoranda

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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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