Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021 [Provisions]

June 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-239-8

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Purpose of the bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Scope and structure of the report
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Background

  Context of the amendments
  Overview of the bill
  Consideration by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
  Compatibility with human rights
  Financial impact statement

Chapter 3—Views on the bill

  General views on the bill
  Comments on specific aspects of the bill
  Committee view

Labor Senators' dissenting report

  Schedule 8
  Response to the Committee view
  Key findings

Australian Greens Senators' dissenting report

  Secretary’s discretion
  Exemptions from mutual obligation requirements
  Changing and varying job plans
  Protections for people with partial capacity to work and principal carers
  Parenting Payment is being undermined
  Changes to definition of suitable work
  Delays to income support payments
  What about the rest of the New Employment Services Model?

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521