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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2009


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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: implement a job seeker compliance system to apply to certain job seekers in receipt of newstart allowance, parenting payment, youth allowance and special benefit; give effect to employment pathway plans; remove references to the Personal Support Programme; and make minor technical and consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/09/08  
Second reading moved 24/09/08  
Referred to Main Committee 21/10/08  
Second reading debate 21/10/08  
Second reading debate 23/10/08  
Second reading debate 12/11/08  
Second reading debate 13/11/08  
Reported from Main Committee 13/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/08  
Consideration in detail debate 24/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/11/08  
Second reading moved 25/11/08  
Second reading debate 04/12/08  
Second reading negatived 04/12/08  
Second reading moved 04/02/09  
Second reading debate 04/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 04/02/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/02/09 Amendment details: 13 Australian Greens and 1 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/02/09  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 05/02/09 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 05/02/09  
Assent 24/02/09 Act no.: 7 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
SOUTHCOTT, Andrew, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5655 revised 2]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Independent [sheet 5710]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 5642]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2008): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Committee report (24/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )