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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Social Services


The bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: pause indexation of income test free areas for pensions (other than parenting payment single) and deeming thresholds for three years from 1 July 2017; index pensions (other than parenting payment single) to the Consumer Price Index from 20 September 2017; reduce social security and veterans’ entitlements income test deeming thresholds from 20 September 2017; and increase the age pension qualifying age, and the non-veteran pension age, from 67 to 70 years by six months every two years, commencing on 1 July 2025; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 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  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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