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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements, military rehabilitation and compensation, farm household support and the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

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

Schedule 1—Energy supplement replacing seniors supplement                4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              6

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     13

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             13

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        13

Schedule 2—Energy supplement replacing clean energy supplement 15

Part 1—Energy supplement under the social security law                        15

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           15

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            36

Part 2—Energy supplement under the family assistance law                  40

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 40

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  46

Part 3—Energy supplement under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act     49

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             49

Part 4—Energy supplement under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act   60

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        60

Part 5—Energy supplement consequential amendments                            64

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        64

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             64

Part 6—Energy supplement under schemes                                                      66

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004   66

Veterans’ Children Education Scheme                                                                  66

Part 7—Other amendments                                                                                       67

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           67

Schedule 3—Indexation                                                                                                     69

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 69

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        69

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           69

Schedule 4—Disability support pension                                                                  72

Part 1—Participation by certain persons reviewed on or after 1 July 2014            72

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           72

Part 2—Commonwealth-funded program of support                                  75

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           75

Schedule 5—Portability for students and new apprentices                         76

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           76

Schedule 6—Waiting periods                                                                                         78

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           78

Schedule 7—Family tax benefit                                                                                    89

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 89

Schedule 8—Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account            90

Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012         90

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements, military rehabilitation and compensation, farm household support and the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Act 2014 .

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

20 June 2014.

20 June 2014

3.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 to 4

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

4.  Schedule 2, items 284 to 287

Immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Farm Household Support Act 2014 .

 

5.  Schedule 2, items 288 to 294

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

6.  Schedule 2, Part 6

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

7.  Schedule 2, Part 7

20 September 2014.

20 September 2014

8.  Schedule 3

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

9.  Schedule 4

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 July 2014.

 

10.  Schedules 5 and 6

1 October 2014.

1 October 2014

11.  Schedules 7 and 8

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

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)

             (1)  Each Act, and each scheme, 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.

             (2)  The amendment of any scheme under subsection (1) does not prevent the scheme, as so amended, from being varied or revoked under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 .