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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: specify that persons receiving a green army allowance under the Green Army Programme (GAP) cannot also receive a social security benefit or pension; provide that certain participants in the GAP are not considered workers or employees for the purposes of various laws; and specify the income testing arrangements to apply to a social security pensioner if their partner is receiving a green army allowance; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make consequential 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 26/02/14  
Second reading moved 26/02/14  
Second reading debate 24/03/14  
Second reading debate 25/03/14  
Second reading debate 26/03/14  
Second reading debate 27/03/14  
Second reading debate 13/05/14  
Second reading debate 14/05/14  
Second reading debate 15/05/14  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/14  
Third reading agreed to 15/05/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/14  
Second reading moved 15/05/14  
Second reading debate 17/06/14  
Second reading debate 18/06/14  
Second reading debate 19/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/14  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 19/06/14  
Assent 30/06/14 Act no.: 73 - Year: 2014
     

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
  • Referred to Committee (06/03/2014): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/03/2014)
  • Referred to Committee (17/03/2014): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/05/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )