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Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 4

Part 1—Parental means testing for youth allowance                                      4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Part 2—Adding FTB children to the parental pool for youth allowance                 7

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             7

Part 3—Maintenance income test for youth allowance recipients           9

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             9

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            16

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Act 2015 .

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

Provisions

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.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 18

1 January 2016.

1 January 2016

3.  Schedule 1, item 19

The later of:

(a) the start of 1 January 2016; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Act 2015 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 20

1 January 2016.

1 January 2016

5.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

6.  Schedule 1, Part 3

1 January 2017.

1 January 2017

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.