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Notice given 11 May 2006

Senator Siewert: To move—

(1) That the Senate notes that the Community Affairs Legislation Committee report, Provisions of the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Bill 2005 and the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work) Bill 2005 , tabled in the Senate on 28 November 2005 recommended:

…the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations reassess which of the guidelines under the package are to be disal lowable by the Parliament; that is, that it ensure key aspects of the guidelines be determined by disallowable instruments. This will ensure consistency in application as well as appropriate Parliamentary scrutiny. In particular, the Committee recommends that guidelines dealing with what constitutes unsuitable paid employment, special family circumstances, suitable and unsuitable activities for participation, and compliance issues are based on disallowable instruments.

(2) That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 September 2006:

The extent and effectiveness of the following regulations made under the Social Security Act 1991 in giving effect to the recommendation of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s report:

(a) Social Security (Activity Agreement Requirements) (DEST) Determination 2006 [F2006L00390];

(b) Social Security (Activity Agreement Requirements) (DEWR) Determination 2006 [F2006L00338];

(c) Social Security (Activity Agreement Requirements) (FaCSIA) Determination 2006 [F2006L00348];

(d) Social Security (Prospective Determinations for Parenting Payment Recipients) (DEWR) Guidelines 2006 [F2006L00336];

(e) Social Security (Reasonable Excuse) (DEST) Determination 2006 [F2006L00397];

(f) Social Security (Reasonable Excuse) (DEWR) Determination 2006 [F2006L00340];

(g) Social Security (Reasonable Excuse) (FaCSIA) Determination 2006 [F2006L00350];

(h) Social Security (Special Circumstances relating to a Person’s Family) (DEWR) Determination 2006 [F2006L00339];

(i) Social Security (Special Circumstances relating to a Person’s Family) (FaCSIA) Determination 2006 [F2006L00349];

(j) Social Security (Unsuitable Work) (DEWR) Determination 2006 [F2006L00341]; and

(k) Social Security (Unsuitable Work) (FaCSIA) Determination 2006 [F2006L00347].