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Monday, 1 June 1998
Page: 4314

Message received from the Senate returning the bill and acquainting the House that the Senate has agreed to the bill as amended by the House at the request of the Senate, with further amendments.

Ordered that the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith.

Senate's amendments—

(1) Clause 2, page 2 (after line 32), at the end of the clause, add:

(11) Schedule 14 commences immediately after the commencement of subsection 543A(2A) of the Social Security Act 1991 (inserted in that Act by the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Allowance) Act 1998 ).

(2) Schedule 1, item 6, page 14 (line 4), at the end of subsection (4), add "but the Secretary may approve, in particular cases, an allowable study time of up to four times the minimum period in which it is possible to complete the course as a full-time student".

(3) Schedule 1, item 6, page 31 (after line 12), after subsection (1), insert:

(1A) A notice under subsection (1) must contain reasons why the activity test non-payment period applies to the person.

(4) Schedule 1, item 6, page 37 (line 25), omit "informs the person that the person is required", substitute "gives the person a written notice stating that the person is required, within a period stated in the notice, being a period of not less than 14 days,".

(5) Schedule 1, item 6, page 37 (after line 31), after subsection (1), insert:

Content of notice

(1A) A notice under paragraph (1)(c) must inform the person to whom it is given of the effect of failure by the person to comply with the requirement set out in the notice without reasonable excuse.

(6) Schedule 1, item 6, page 49 (after line 7), after subsection 582B(1), insert:

(1A) A notice under subsection (1) must contain reasons why the activity test breach rate reduction period applies to the person.

(7) Schedule 1, item 6, page 52 (after line 29), after subsection 583B(1), insert:

(1A) A notice under subsection (1) must contain reasons why the administrative breach rate reduction period applies to the person.

(8) Schedule 1, item 6, page 65 (line 10), at the end of subsection (3), add:

; and (f) must state the effect of failure by the person to comply with the requirement set out in the notice.

(9) Schedule 1, item 6, page 65 (line 16), omit "7 days", substitute "14 days".

(10) Schedule 1, item 6, page 65 (line 28), omit "7 days", substitute "14 days".

(11) Schedule 1, item 6, page 67 (line 4), at the end of subsection (2), add:

; and (f) must state the effect of failure by the person to comply with the requirement set out in the notice.

(12) Schedule 1, item 6, page 67 (line 9), omit "7 days", substitute "14 days".

(13) Schedule 1, item 7, page 90 (line 7), omit "Table BB", substitute "point 1067L-B3".

(14) Schedule 4, item 5, page 171 (line 12), at the end of subsection (3), add:

; and (f) must state the effect of failure by the person to comply with the requirement set out in the notice.

(15) Schedule 4, item 5, page 173 (line 2), at the end of subsection (2), add:

; and (f) must state the effect of failure by the person to comply with the requirement set out in the notice.

(16) Schedule 9, item 17, page 213 (line 13), at the end of paragraph (e), add:

, including:

(iii) up front course fees; and

(iv) HECS payments; and

(v) union fees; and

(vi) costs of text books; and

(vii) costs of any tools or equipment required to undertake the course, including computer software; and

(viii) expenses directly related to any field trips undertaken for the purposes of the course; and

(ix) such other expenses as are approved by the Secretary.

(17) Schedule 9, item 17, page 213 (lines 14 to 17), omit the note.

(18) Page 334 (after line 3), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 14—Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991 relating to minimum age for youth allowance

1 Paragraph 543A(2A)(p)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(p) is receiving Commonwealth funded intensive assistance for jobseekers or State, Territory or community provided case management approved by the Secretary or, where no intensive assistance or case management place is available to the person, is suitable for and agrees to undertake intensive assistance or case management; or

Motion (by Mr Ruddock) agreed to:

That the amendments be agreed to.