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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


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 parenting payment recipients to transfer temporarily to bereavement allowance following the death of a partner; remove the family member exemption from the two-year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before special benefit is payable; enable the minister to make legislative instruments determining Impairment Tables and rules relating to the tables; and clarify that payments made by an employer to an employee in lieu of notice of termination are regarded as redundancy payments for the purposes of the social security payments; Disability Services Act 1986 to provide that disability advocacy services compliance with new Disability Advocacy Standards will be assessed by an independent certification body over a three-year cycle; and Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to certain asset-test exempt income streams and the provision of actuarial certificates.

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 06/07/11  
Second reading moved 06/07/11  
Second reading debate 17/08/11  
Second reading agreed to 17/08/11  
Third reading agreed to 17/08/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/08/11  
Second reading moved 18/08/11  
Second reading debate 21/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 21/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21/11/11  
Assent 29/11/11 Act no.: 145 - Year: 2011
     

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 7151]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (07/07/2011): Schedule 3 of bill referred to Senate Committee Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (19/09/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )