Report

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 [Provisions]

6 December 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-685-0

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 13KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 25KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 48KB)

Purpose of the bill
Bill structure
Financial impact
Reports of other committees
Conduct of the inquiry
Report structure
Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 - Schedules 1 and 2—Automatic Rent Deduction Scheme (PDF 158KB)

Policy rationale
Initiating an automatic deduction process
Range of social security payments effected
Impact of the ARDS on tenants' financial autonomy
Procedural fairness—notifications and reviewable decisions
Inalienability of social security
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Schedule 3—Amendments to the National Rental Affordability Scheme (PDF 87KB)

Background
Proposed amendments
Committee view

Australian Labor Party Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 62KB)

Schedules 1 and 2 - Automatic Rental Deduction Scheme
Schedule 3 - Amendments to the National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008

Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens on Schedules 1 and 2 of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 (PDF 71KB)

Scope of the ARDS
Lack of a cap for the ARDS
Procedural fairness

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 12KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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