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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012

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


Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to extend the welfare reform trial in the Cape York area to 1 January 2014; Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 to increase the appropriations for non-ABSTUDY payments in 2012 and 2013; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: enable a Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) member to release protected information in certain circumstances; enable an SSAT member to issue a non-disclosure order during a review; extend confidentiality obligations to everyone providing services at a review hearing; allow the SSAT Principal Member to reconstitute the SSAT; clarify that the SSAT Principal Member perform functions and powers enabling certain standards for the review process; and make technical amendments; Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 to clarify arrangements when the amount of child support payable under a child support assessment is reduced in certain circumstances; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/12  
Second reading moved 12/09/12  
Second reading debate 10/10/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 10/10/12  
Second reading debate 11/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 11/10/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 11/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 11/10/12  
Introduced and read a first time 11/10/12  
Second reading moved 11/10/12  
Second reading debate 01/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 01/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 01/11/12  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 01/11/12  
Assent 17/11/12 Act no.: 154 - Year: 2012

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (13/09/2012): Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (10/10/2012)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)