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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends: the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to annually index income thresholds for the Commonwealth seniors health card; the Student Assistance Act 1973 to align provisions in relation to the operation of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) with similar provisions in social security and related laws; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to ensure that a statement of reasons for an SSAT decision is provided to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal if there is to be a review of the decision; six Acts to reflect machinery of government changes; and the Social Security Act 1991 to make technical amendments, including a restructure of the Part of the Act that deals with definitions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/03/14  
Second reading moved 27/03/14  
Second reading debate 17/07/14  
Second reading agreed to 17/07/14  
Third reading agreed to 17/07/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/07/14  
Second reading moved 18/07/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes