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Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (line 1) to page 13 (line 4), Schedule TO BE OPPOSED .

[income management]

(2)     Schedule 1, Part 1, page 3 (line 2) to page 9 (line 16), Part TO BE OPPOSED .

[ State/Territory referrals]

[Amendment (2) will only be moved if amendment (1) is not agreed to.]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 6 (line 24), omit “70%”, substitute “50%”.

[deductible portion]

[Amendments (3) to (5) will only be moved if amendments (1) and (2) are both not agreed to.]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 6 (lines 25 to 27), omit paragraph 123XPAA(3)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  if a lower percentage is specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph—the lower percentage;

[deductible portion]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 7 (line 26), omit “100%”, substitute “50%”.

[deductible portion]

(6)     Schedule 2, page 14 (line 1) to page 23 (line 20), Schedule TO BE OPPOSED .

[school attendance plans]

(7)     Schedule 2, item 8, page 15 (after line 5), after paragraph (aa), insert:

                   (ab)  a person who is a member of the school’s Council, Board or other governing body; and

[school councils]

[Amendments (7) to (22) will only be moved if amendment (6) is not agreed to.]

(8)     Schedule 2, item 11, page 15 (line 18), before “This Division”, insert “(1)”.

[whether attendance satisfactory]

(9)     Schedule 2, item 11, page 15 (line 24), at the end of paragraph 124NA(b), add “having regard to guidelines made under subsection (2)”.

[whether attendance satisfactory]

(10)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 15 (after line 24), at the end of section 124NA, add:

             (2)  The Secretary must, by legislative instrument, determine guidelines for the purposes of subsection (1).

             (3)  The guidelines:

                     (a)  may make different provision in relation to schools in different areas; and

                     (b)  must provide for relevant cultural practices and obligations to be taken into account for the purposes of subsection (1).

             (4)  Before determining guidelines in relation to schools in a particular area, the Secretary must consult with such persons ordinarily resident in the area as the Secretary considers appropriate.

[whether attendance satisfactory]

(11)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 15 (line 26), before “The Secretary”, insert “(1)”.

[conference before compliance]

(12)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 3), omit “is required”, substitute “may be required”.

[conference before compliance]

(13)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 7), at the end of section 124NB, add:

                   ; (e)  the consequences under this Division of not complying with a requirement to enter into such a school attendance plan.

[conference before compliance]

(14)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (after line 7), at the end of section 124NB, add:

             (2)  The schooling requirement person may be accompanied at the conference by no more than 2 other persons chosen by the person, and those persons are entitled to be heard at the conference.

[conference before compliance]

(15)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 12), at the end of subsection 124NC(1), add “at the conference”.

[conference before compliance]

(16)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 16), after “plan”, insert “at the conference,”.

[conference before compliance]

(17)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 21), omit paragraph 124NC(3)(b).

[conference before compliance]

(18)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (lines 24 and 25), omit subsection 124NC(4).

[conference before compliance]

(19)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 16 (line 27), after “be”, insert “in writi ng and”.

[requirements for making plan]

(20)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 17 (after line 5), at the end of section 124NC, add:

Notifier to consider individual circumstances

             (8)  In determining requirements for the purposes of subsection (7), the notifier must consider the individual circumstances of the schooling requirement person and the one or more child ren covered by the plan.

Requirements of plan to be explained

             (9)  The notifier must not require a schooling requirement person to enter into a school attendance plan unless the notifier is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the requirements of the plan have been explained to the person in the person’s first language; and

                     (b)  the person understands the requirements of the plan.

[requirements for making plan]

(21)   Schedule 2, item 11, page 17 (line 14), omit “124NB(a)”, substitute “124NB(1)(a)”.

[requirements for making plan]

(22)   Schedule 2, item 18, page 23 (line 14), omit “124NA(b)”, substitute “124NA(1)(b)”.

[whether attendance satisfactory]