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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to: remove the ‘grandfathering’ transitional arrangement from the parenting payment from 1 January 2013; reduce the length of the liquid assets waiting period by doubling the maximum reserve threshold for liquid assets to $5000 for singles without dependants or $10 000 for others from 1 July 2013; and clarify the definition of ‘termination payment’ for the purposes of the income maintenance period to ensure it includes any payments connected with the termination of a person’s employment.

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 31/05/12  
Second reading moved 31/05/12  
Second reading debate 27/06/12  
Second reading debate 28/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/12  
Consideration in detail debate 28/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
Second reading moved 28/06/12
(after midnight)
 
Second reading debate 09/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 09/10/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 09/10/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 09/10/12  
Assent 24/10/12 Act no.: 144 - 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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7271]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2012): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (23/08/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )