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Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2007


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Finance and Administration

Summary

Amends the superannuation and defence force superannuation laws to: make contributions to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) voluntary; allow members of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) to leave the PSS and make other superannuation arrangements for future contributions; enable members of the CSS to obtain early release of funded account balances on severe financial hardship and compassionate grounds; provide for the restoration of pensions for remarried widows and widowers; and amends the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973 scheme in relation to post retirement marriages and benefits payable on marriage breakdowns.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/07  
Second reading moved 21/06/07  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/07  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/09/07  
Second reading moved 17/09/07  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/07  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/07  
     
Assent 25/09/07 Act no.: 165 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5402 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)