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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

The bill: abolishes the supervisory and gaming machine regulation levies by repealing the National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 1) 2012 and National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Act (No. 2) 2012; and amends: the National Gambling Reform Act 2012 to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; abolish the position of the National Gambling Regulator; remove the automatic teller machine withdrawal limit, dynamic warnings, the mandatory pre-commitment trial, and the requirement for the Productivity Commission to undertake reviews; and express the Commonwealth’s commitment to encouraging responsible gambling, including the development and implementation of voluntary pre-commitment measures; the Charities Act 2013 to delay commencement of the Act by nine months to 1 September 2014 to enable further consultation; the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable income management to continue in Cape York for a further two years; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that family tax benefit Part A will be paid to families only up to the end of the calendar year in which their teenager is completing school; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 to amend the rules for calculating pensions paid outside Australia; the Social Security Act 1991 and Student Assistance Act 1973 to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain social security debts; seven Acts to replace the student start-up scholarship with an income-contingent student start-up loan; the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees; the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: discontinue late registrations for the closed pension bonus scheme; and extend the deeming rules to account-based superannuation income streams; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Act 2011 and Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to extend the indexation pauses on certain higher income limits for three years; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to amend the rules for receiving family and parental payments overseas; and nine Acts in relation to: the Student Financial Supplement Scheme; lodging tax returns for family assistance purposes; payments made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme; tax file number data sharing; child support; and the newborn supplement and stillborn baby payment.

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 20/11/13  
Second reading moved 20/11/13  
Second reading debate 04/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/13  
Consideration in detail debate 04/12/13 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/13  
Second reading moved 05/12/13  
Second reading debate 12/12/13  
Second reading debate 05/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 05/03/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 05/03/14 Amendment details: 50 Government and 14 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 05/03/14  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 06/03/14  
Consideration of Senate message 18/03/14 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-4, 6-40 and 42-48. House disagreed to Senate amendments 5 and 41 but agreed to Government amendments 1 and 2 in place thereof
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 19/03/14  
Consideration of House of Reps message 25/03/14 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 5 and 41 and agreed to House amendments made in their place
     
Finally passed both Houses 25/03/14  
Assent 31/03/14 Act no.: 14 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third 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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet EH103]

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  • Government [sheet BM450]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7462]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7455]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BM461]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7456]
MOORE, Sen Claire

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedules of the amendment made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and the further amendments made by the House of Representatives

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (05/12/2013): Schedule 2 of bill referred to Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (11/12/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (05/12/2013): Schedules 6 and 9 of bill referred to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (11/12/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (05/12/2013): Bill (excluding Schedules 2, 6 and 9) referred to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/12/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )