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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014


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

Summary

Introduced with the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014, the bill amends: the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to abolish the senior supplement for holders of the Commonwealth seniors health card or the veterans’ affairs gold card from 20 June 2014; six Acts to rename the clean energy supplement as the energy supplement and cease indexation of the supplement from 1 July 2014; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, Farm Household Support Act 2014 and Social Security Act 1991 to pause indexation on certain income and assets test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2014; the Social Security Act 1991 to: make minor changes to the partner income free area from 20 September 2014; index parenting payment single to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2014; review disability support pension recipients under age 35 against revised impairment tables, and apply program of support requirements, from 1 July 2014; limit the six-week overseas portability period for student payments from 1 October 2014; and extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 October 2014; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to maintain the standard FTB child rates for two years in the maximum and base rate of family tax benefit Part A and the maximum rate of family tax benefit Part B, from 1 July 2014; the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012 to provide that the State pay equity order (Western Australia) made on 29 August 2013 is a pay equity order for the purposes of the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account and amend the amounts by which the account will be credited accordingly; and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Farm Household Support Act 2014, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004 and Veterans’ Children Education Scheme to make 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 18/06/14  
Second reading moved 18/06/14  
Second reading debate 24/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/14  
Consideration in detail debate 24/06/14  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/06/14  
Second reading moved 26/06/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
MACKLIN, Jenny, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2014): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/09/2014); Corrigendum to report (19/09/2014)
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