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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, child support and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Work rule for disability support pension                                    3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              3

Schedule 2—Participation requirements for disability support pension   5

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Schedule 3—Portability of disability support pension                                      9

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             9

Schedule 4—Average weekly earnings and other amendments               12

Part 1—Average weekly earnings                                                                          12

Division 1—Amendments commencing on Royal Assent                                  12

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     12

Division 2—Amendments commencing on 1 January 2013                              12

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     12

Division 3—Amendments commencing on 1 July 2013                                     15

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     15

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       17

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           17

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             17

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, child support and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Participation Reforms) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1, 2 and 3

1 July 2012.

1 July 2012

3.  Schedule 4, Part 1, Division 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 4, Part 1, Division 2

1 January 2013.

1 January 2013

5.  Schedule 4, Part 1, Division 3

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

6.  Schedule 4, item 25

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4, item 26

Immediately after the commencement of item 15 of Schedule 3 to the Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 .

20 March 2013

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.