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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2017

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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—Means testing for social security benefits                                    3

Part 1—Youth allowance and austudy payment assets test                       3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Part 2—Means test treatment of private companies and private trusts 4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Part 3—Treatment of periodic gifts or allowances from family members               5

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Part 4—Parental income test for youth allowance                                          6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             6

Schedule 2—Health care cards                                                                                       7

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             7

Schedule 3—Remoteness Structure                                                                             8

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             8

Schedule 4—Independent test for youth allowance and scholarship payments for students       10

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           10

 

 



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 is the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Act 2017 .

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

The first 1 January or 1 July to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

1 January 2019.

1 January 2019

4.  Schedule 3

As follows:

(a) if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 January 2017—1 January 2017;

(b) if this Act receives the Royal Assent on or after 1 January 2017—the first 1 January or 1 July to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4

As follows:

(a) if this Act receives the Royal Assent before 1 January 2018—1 January 2018;

(b) if this Act receives the Royal Assent on or after 1 January 2018—the first 1 January or 1 July to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.