Bills Digest No. 3 1999-2000 Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

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Passage History
Main Provisions
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Passage History

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

Date Introduced: 3 June 1999

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Family and Community Services

Commencement: 20 March 2000 for most provisions, however some rounding off provisions will commence on 1 July 2000


To amend and repeal provisions of the Social Security Act 1991 consequential upon the amendments proposed by the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999 and the Social Security (International Agreements) Bill 1999.


The reader is referred to the background material in the Bills Digest prepared for the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999.

Main Provisions

The three proposed schedules amend and repeal parts of the Social Security Act 1991 as follows:

Schedule 1 deals with the amendments consequent on the enactment of the proposed Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Schedule 2 deals with the amendments consequent on the enactment of the proposed Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999.

Schedule 3 repeals Part 9 of the proposed Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 which will become redundant once clause 53 of that Act comes into operation. Proposed section 53 of the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999 provides for a single 'round off' provision (under which payments are to be rounded to the nearest cent) for all social security payments.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Kirsty Magarey
15 August 1999
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