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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2010


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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 [No. 2]



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and Social Security Act 1991, Higher Education Support Act 2003, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation. Also requires a review of the impact of this proposed Act on student income arrangements to be completed by 30 September 2012.

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 25/11/09  
Second reading moved 25/11/09  
Second reading debate 25/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/09  
Third reading agreed to 25/11/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/09  
Second reading moved 30/11/09  
Second reading debate 17/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 17/03/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/03/10 Amendment details: 14 Government agreed to
Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 17/03/10 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 18/03/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 18/03/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 18/03/10  
Assent 24/03/10 Act no.: 17 - Year: 2010
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Family First Party [sheet 6094]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Family First Party [sheet 6066]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Government [sheet BV265 revised]

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  • Opposition [sheet 6064]
MASON, Sen Brett

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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