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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends: the Social Security Act 1991 to: extend and simplify the ordinary waiting period for all working age payments from 1 July 2015; extend youth allowance (other) to 22 to 24 year olds in lieu of newstart allowance and sickness allowance from 1 July 2016; provide for a four-week waiting period for certain persons aged under 25 years applying for youth allowance (other) or special benefit from 1 July 2016; and pause indexation on certain income free and income test free areas and thresholds for three years; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to cease the low income supplement from 1 July 2017; and four Acts 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 28/05/15  
Second reading moved 28/05/15  
Second reading debate 15/06/15  
Second reading debate 18/06/15  
Second reading debate 22/06/15  
Second reading debate 24/06/15  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/15  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 13/08/15  
Second reading debate 09/09/15  
Second reading negatived 09/09/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet JC245]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7722]
MOORE, Sen Claire

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (28/05/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (11/08/2015)
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