Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Pensioner and Veteran Workforce Participation) Bill 2022

September 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-425-5

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Legislative scrutiny and compatibility with human rights
  Financial impact statement
  Note on references
  Structure of report
  Purpose of the bill
  Key provisions of the bill
  Other related initiatives

Chapter 2—Views on the bill

  The need to address workforce shortages
  Incentivising pensioners to work
  Other benefits of increasing pensioner workforce participation
  Suggested amendment to the bill
  Committee view

Dissenting Report from Coalition Senators

  Purpose of the bill
  The existing pension rules deter pensioners from being able to remedy cost of living pressures and their ability to respond to labour shortage issues
  Political leaders have called for action
  Budget cost
  Other views on the bill
  The effectiveness of the Work Bonus

Australian Greens Additional Comments

Appendix 1—Submissions

Appendix 2—Public Hearing

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515