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Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to provide that: the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination is to be used to assess a person’s qualification for carer allowance; and a person remains qualified for carer allowance three months after the child cared for turns 16; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to: income management; credit of income management accounts in error; credit to income management accounts before debt recovery; student start-up scholarship payments and relocation scholarship payments; and consequential amendments; Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 in relation to the recovery of income management debts; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 to: provide to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) a guaranteed annual payment of $45 million from 1 July 2010, indexed to CPI for later years; provide additional funding to the ILC; and require regular review of these funding arrangements.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/10  
Second reading moved 18/03/10  
Referred to Main Committee 12/05/10  
Second reading debate 13/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Reported from Main Committee 13/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/10  
Second reading moved 15/06/10  
Second reading debate 24/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/10  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/06/10  
Assent 29/06/10 Act no.: 89 - Year: 2010

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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