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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: allow all disability support pensioners to work up to 30 hours a week without having payments suspended or cancelled; Social Security Act 1991 to: provide that certain disability support pensioners under 35 years of age with a work capacity of at least eight hours a week attend participation interviews and develop a participation plan with Centrelink; and provide that certain disability support pensioners may live outside Australia indefinitely and continue to receive the disability support pension; and Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989, Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make technical amendments.

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 15/02/12  
Second reading moved 15/02/12  
Second reading debate 29/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 29/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/02/12  
Second reading moved 29/02/12  
Second reading debate 09/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 09/05/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 09/05/12  
Assent 26/05/12 Act no.: 51 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes