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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: enable a person who qualifies for a carer payment to automatically qualify for a carer allowance; provide that the qualification criteria and assessment process for carer payments for care provided to children with a disability or medical condition will be based on the level of care required; and allow a person to qualify or remain qualified for a carer payment while a child care receiver is in hospital for an unlimited number of days per calendar year; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make consequential changes to the administrative structure for the carer allowance.

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 18/03/09  
Second reading moved 18/03/09  
Referred to Main Committee 12/05/09  
Second reading debate 13/05/09  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/09  
Reported from Main Committee 14/05/09  
Third reading agreed to 14/05/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/09  
Second reading moved 15/06/09  
Second reading debate 16/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 16/06/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/06/09  
Assent 23/06/09 Act no.: 44 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5796]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/03/2009): Senate Community Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (07/05/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )