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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

Indigenous Australians
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Parliament no

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Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for a supplementary payment to be made to eligible job seekers in remote engagement program pilot communities so that they can engage in activities or placements that are like having a job; Social Security Act 1991 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Act 2021; and Age Discrimination Act 2004, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove redundant provisions relating to the former Community Development Employment Projects Scheme.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01 Sep 2021
Second reading moved 01 Sep 2021
Second reading debate 25 Oct 2021
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2021
Second reading agreed to 26 Oct 2021
Third reading agreed to 26 Oct 2021

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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