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Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


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

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable income management to be triggered by referrals from state and territory agencies; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: enable the minister to specify states, territories or areas in which the vulnerable, long-term welfare payment and disengaged youth income management measures will apply; provide that income management continues despite a change in residence; and provide that certain parents may be required to enter into a school attendance plan and may have income support payments suspended if the plan is not complied with.

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 23/11/11  
Second reading moved 23/11/11  
Second reading debate 27/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 27/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/02/12  
Second reading moved 29/02/12  
Second reading debate 21/03/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading debate 28/06/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/06/12 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 28/06/12
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
Assent 29/06/12 Act no.: 102 - Year: 2012
     

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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7229]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BM283]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/11/2011): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/03/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )