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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014


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

Summary

The bill amends: the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to: pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years from 1 July 2015; index parenting payment single to the Consumer Price Index; and pause indexation of income free areas and other means-test thresholds for student payments, including student income bank limits; 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 2015; and in relation to family tax benefit (from 1 July 2015) by: revising end-of-year supplements to their original values and ceasing indexation; reducing the primary earner income limit; limiting family tax benefit Part B; and introducing a single parent supplement; the Social Security Act 1991 to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 January 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 January 2015; and provide for 26-week waiting periods and non-payment periods from 1 January 2015; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2015; the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2015; the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to remove the three months’ backdating of disability pension from 1 January 2015; and five Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/10/14  
Second reading moved 02/10/14  
Second reading debate 22/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 22/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 22/10/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/10/14  
Second reading moved 28/10/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes