Report

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 [Provisions]

24 November 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-273-9

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 19KB)
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 8KB)
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction (PDF 47KB)

Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Purpose and overview of the bill
Key provisions of the bill
Compatibility with human rights
Financial impact statement
Acknowledgement
Notes on references

CHAPTER 2 (PDF 151KB)

Introduction
Key issues
Conclusion

LABOR SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT - Key issues (PDF 34KB)

The immediate imposition of penalties on jobseekers for failing to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan
Lack of clarity around the financial impacts of the legislation
Use of the term 'inappropriate behaviour'
The effects on regional job seekers
Introduction of an eight week non-payment penalty period

AUSTRALIAN GREENS' DISSENTING REPORT - Introduction (PDF 46KB)

Inadequacy of payments
Employment Pathway Plan (Job Plan)
Inappropriate behaviour
Adequate job search efforts
Suitable employment
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 12KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au