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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for economic security strategy payments (to be made as lump sum payments from 8 December 2008) to age, disability support, wife, widow B and veterans’ service pensioners and people receiving income support supplements, carer payments, and partner, widow and bereavement allowances. Also establishes administrative schemes to provide for payments in certain circumstances; and makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/11/08  
Second reading moved 11/11/08  
Second reading debate 12/11/08  
Second reading debate 13/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 13/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 13/11/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/08  
Second reading moved 24/11/08  
Second reading debate 24/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/08  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/11/08  
Assent 01/12/08 Act no.: 131 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes