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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that job seekers aged from 18 to 30 years who have been receiving newstart or youth allowance for at least 12 months will be eligible to receive a $2500 tax free payment (the first job commitment bonus) if they remain in gainful work and off income support for a continuous period of at least 12 months, and a further $4000 tax free payment (the second bonus) if they remain in continuous gainful work for an additional 12 months; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that the job commitment bonus is not subject to income tax; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide financial assistance through the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program to job seekers receiving newstart, youth allowance or parenting payments; and provide that recipients of relocation assistance who leave employment without a reasonable excuse within six months incur a 26-week non-payment period before becoming eligible to receive unemployment benefits again.

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 27/02/14  
Second reading moved 27/02/14  
Second reading debate 17/03/14  
Second reading debate 18/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/14  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/14  
Second reading moved 19/03/14  
Second reading debate 14/05/14  
Second reading debate 15/05/14  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/05/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/06/14 Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/06/14  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 16/06/14 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/06/14  
Assent 18/06/14 Act no.: 35 - Year: 2014
     

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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7466]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Opposition [sheet 7472]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes