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Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations


Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to: increase the income free area that applies for recipients of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Sickness Allowance; extend eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement to single principal carer parents receiving Newstart Allowance payments; and provide a 12-week extension of eligibility for the Pensioner Concessioner Card to single parents who are no longer qualified for Parenting Payment (Single) because their youngest child has turned eight years of age and who do not qualify for another income support payment due to earnings from employment.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/05/13  
Second reading moved 29/05/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 06/06/13  
Second reading debate 06/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 06/06/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 06/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 06/06/13  
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/13  
Second reading moved 17/06/13  
Second reading debate 28/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/13  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/13  
Assent 29/06/13 Act no.: 121 - Year: 2013

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 (29/05/2013): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )