Report

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]

27 August 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-075-9

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 44KB)

Referral
Purpose of the Bill
Conduct of inquiry
Background
Key provisions of the Bill
Consideration of the Bill by other committees
Financial Impact Statement
Acknowledgement
Notes on References

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 104KB)

Financial impacts on vulnerable jobseekers
Incentives and workforce reengagement
Interaction with other government proposals
The deterrent effect of the penalty
Administration of the Bill
Committee view

Labor Senators’ Dissenting Report (PDF 57KB)

The Existing Provisions are Effective
The Number of Non-Compliant Jobseekers is Very Small
Changes would Discourage Jobseekers from Reengaging
Concerns Regarding the Impact on Vulnerable People
Interaction with Other Proposed Changes to Participation Payments
Other Concerns
Conclusion

Australian Greens’ Dissenting Report (PDF 28KB)

More jobseekers than jobs
Achieving negative outcomes
Increase in numbers of non-compliance
Greater burden for charities
Other measures
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 8KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

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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