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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Portability Extensions) Bill 2021

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

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Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 to include a discretionary power to grant portability extensions to pensioners who are temporarily away from their country of residence and unable to return home within 26 weeks for reasons such as serious illness, death of a family member, natural disaster or public health crisis.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 May 2021
Second reading moved 27 May 2021
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 17 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 17 Jun 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 53
  • Year: 2021
24 Jun 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

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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

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