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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

Part 1 Main amendments

Social Security Act 1991

1  Subsection 23(1)

Insert:

subsidised employment has the meaning given by section 42AEA of the Administration Act.

2  Subsection 94A(2)

Omit “or 94F”, substitute “, 94F or 94G”.

3  After section 94F

Insert:

94G   Declared program participant in subsidised employment

                   A person is covered by a participation exemption for a period if the person is a declared program participant, and is in subsidised employment, throughout the period.

Note:          For declared program participant and subsidised employment , see subsection 23(1).

4  Section 501E (heading)

Omit “ in cases of domestic violence etc. ”.

5  Section 501E

Omit “or 502D”, substitute “, 502D or 502L”.

6  At the end of Division 3A of Part 2.10

Add:

502L   Declared program participant in subsidised employment

                   A person is covered by a participation exemption under this Division in respect of a period if the person is a declared program participant, and is in subsidised employment, throughout the period.

Note:          For declared program participant and subsidised employment , see subsection 23(1).

7  At the end of section 542

Add:

               ; or (g)  the person has a subsidised employment exemption under section 542J.

8  At the end of Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part 2.11

Add:

542J   Subsidised employment exemption

                   A person has a subsidised employment exemption in respect of a period if the person is a declared program participant, and is in subsidised employment, throughout the period.

Note:          For declared program participant and subsidised employment , see subsection 23(1).

9  After paragraph 544A(2)(bb)

Insert:

                   (bc)  has a subsidised employment exemption under section 542J; or

10  At the end of section 544E

Add:

               ; or (c)  has a subsidised employment exemption under section 542J.

11  Subsection 601(1) (before paragraph (a) of note 1)

Insert:

(aa)  section 602BA (declared program participant in subsidised employment);

12  After section 602B

Insert:

602BA   Relief from activity test—declared program participant in subsidised employment

                   A person is not required to satisfy the activity test in respect of a period if the person is a declared program participant, and is in subsidised employment, throughout the period.

Note:          For declared program participant and subsidised employment , see subsection 23(1).

13  Subsection 605(2C)

After “602B,”, insert “602BA,”.

14  Section 607C (heading)

Omit “ in cases of domestic violence etc. ”.

15  Section 607C

After “602B”, insert “, 602BA”.

16  At the end of Subdivision AA of Division 1 of Part 2.15

Add:

731KB   Relief from activity test—declared program participant in subsidised employment

                   A person is not required to satisfy the activity test in respect of a period if the person is a declared program participant, and is in subsidised employment, throughout the period.

Note:          For declared program participant and subsidised employment , see subsection 23(1).

17  Subsection 731L(3)

Omit “or 731JA”, substitute “, 731JA or 731KB”.

18  Section 731R (heading)

Omit “ in cases of domestic violence etc. ”.

19  Section 731R

Omit “or 731DB”, substitute “, 731DB or 731KB”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

20  Section 42AB

Repeal the section.

21  At the end of section 42AC

Add:

Exception

             (5)  A person does not commit a mutual obligation failure if:

                     (a)  the person is a declared program participant; and

                     (b)  paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i) applies while the person is in subsidised employment.

Note:          For subsidised employment , see section 42AEA.

22  Section 42AD

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

23  At the end of section 42AD

Add:

Exceptions

             (2)  A person does not commit a work refusal failure if:

                     (a)  the person is a declared program participant; and

                     (b)  the person refuses or fails to accept an offer of subsidised employment.

Note:          For subsidised employment , see section 42AEA.

             (3)  A person does not commit a work refusal failure if:

                     (a)  the person is a declared program participant; and

                     (b)  the person is in subsidised employment; and

                     (c)  the person refuses or fails to accept an offer of suitable employment.

24  Before subsection 42AE(3)

Insert:

Exceptions

25  At the end of section 42AE

Add:

             (4)  A person does not commit an unemployment failure if:

                     (a)  the person is a declared program participant; and

                     (b)  the employment to which the voluntary act or misconduct related was subsidised employment.

Note:          For subsidised employment , see section 42AEA.

26  At the end of Subdivision B of Division 3AA of Part 3

Add:

42AEA   Subsidised employment

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, subsidised employment means employment in respect of which a subsidy of a kind determined in an instrument under subsection (2) is payable, or has been paid, by the Commonwealth.

             (2)  The Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering this Subdivision may, by legislative instrument, determine a kind of subsidy for the purposes of subsection (1).

             (3)  The instrument may also make provision in relation to the operation of this Division in respect of a person who is a declared program participant who commences subsidised employment at a particular time, where the person committed a mutual obligation failure, work refusal failure or unemployment failure before that time.

27  Division 3A of Part 3

Repeal the Division.

28  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1

Insert:

subsidised employment has the meaning given by section 42AEA.

Part 2 Consequential amendments

Farm Household Support Act 2014

29  Subsection 93(1) (table items 32 and 33)

Repeal the items.

30  Paragraph 98(c)

Omit “Divisions 3AA and 3A”, substitute “Division 3AA”.

Social Security Act 1991

31  Subsections 14A(1) and (2)

Omit “and Division 3A of Part 3 of the Administration Act”.

32  Subsection 14A(7)

Repeal the subsection.

33  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (aa) of the definition of compliance penalty period )

Omit “for a person other than a declared program participant—”.

34  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of compliance penalty period )

Repeal the paragraph.

35  Subsection 23(1) (paragraphs (b) and (c) of the definition of compliance penalty period )

Omit “in any case—”.

36  Section 549G (note)

Omit “or 3A”.

37  Section 550E (note)

Omit “or 3A”.

38  Subparagraphs 729(2)(bd)(i), (ii) and (iii)

Omit “—persons other than declared program participants”.

39  At the end of subparagraph 729(2)(bd)(iii)

Add “and”.

40  Subparagraphs 729(2)(bd)(iv) and (v)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

41  Subparagraphs 729(2)(d)(i), (ii) and (iia)

Omit “—persons other than declared program participants”.

42  Subparagraphs 729(2)(d)(iib) and (iic)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

43  Subparagraphs 729(2)(dc)(iii), (iv) and (v)

Omit “—persons other than declared program participants”.

44  Subparagraphs 729(2)(dc)(vi) and (vii)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

45  Subparagraphs 1046(2)(b)(i) and (ii)

Omit “, 42AP(5), 42P(1) or 42S(1)”, substitute “or 42AP(5)”.

46  Subparagraphs 1046(2B)(b)(i), (ii) and (iia)

Omit “, 42AP(5), 42P(1) or 42S(1)”, substitute “or 42AP(5)”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

47  Division 3AA of Part 3 (heading)

Omit “ : persons other than declared program participants ”.

48  Section 42AA

Omit “(other than declared program participants)”.

49  Paragraph 64(1A)(c)

Omit “or subsection 42SA(1)”.

50  Subsection 80(1) (note)

Omit “for persons who are not declared program participants”.

51  Subparagraph 118(12C)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph.

52  Paragraph 131(1)(aa)

Omit “: persons other than declared program participants”.

53  Subsection 131(5A)

Repeal the subsection.

54  Paragraph 144(fa)

Repeal the paragraph.

55  Paragraph 145(1)(aa)

Omit “: persons other than declared program participants”.

56  Subsection 145(4A)

Repeal the subsection.

57  Paragraph 192(daa)

Omit “or 3A”.

58  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of connection failure ;

                     (b)  definition of further reconnection requirement ;

                     (c)  definition of non-attendance failure ;

                     (d)  definition of no show no pay failure ;

                     (e)  definition of penalty amount ;

                      (f)  definition of reconnection failure ;

                     (g)  definition of reconnection failure period .

59  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1 (definition of reconnection requirement )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

reconnection requirement has the meaning given by subsection 42AM(1).

60  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of serious failure ;

                     (b)  definition of serious failure period ;

                     (c)  definition of serious failure requirement ;

                     (d)  definition of unemployment non-payment period .

61  Subclause 5(1B) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

          (1B)  Subclause (1) applies only in relation to a start day for a participation payment to a person if the exclusion period to which the person is subject is:

                     (a)  a payment suspension period; or

                     (b)  an unemployment preclusion period; or

                     (c)  a post-cancellation non-payment period.

62  Paragraph 5A(1)(c) of Schedule 2

Omit “any of”, substitute “either of”.

63  Subparagraph 5A(1)(c)(i) of Schedule 2

Omit “: persons other than declared program participants”.

64  At the end of subparagraph 5A(1)(c)(ii) of Schedule 2

Add “and”.

65  Subparagraphs 5A(1)(c)(iii) and (iv) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subparagraphs.

66  Paragraph 5A(2)(b) of Schedule 2

Omit “period; and”, substitute “period.”.

67  Paragraphs 5A(2)(c) and (d) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraphs.

Part 3 Contingent amendments

Division 1—First contingency

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

68  Subparagraph 110A(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph.

69  Section 110A

Omit “, or on the day after the serious failure period or unemployment non-payment period ends under subsection 42P(1) or 42S(3) or (4) or section 42Q of this Act, as the case requires”.

Division 2—Second contingency

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

70  Subparagraph 110A(1)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph.

71  Subsection 110A(1)

Omit “, or on the day after the serious failure period or unemployment non-payment period ends under subsection 42P(1) or 42S(3) or (4) or section 42Q of this Act, as the case requires”.

Part 4 Application, saving and transitional provisions

72  Application, saving and transitional provisions

(1)       For a declared program participant, Division 3AA of Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 applies in relation to a mutual obligation failure, a work refusal failure, or an unemployment failure, that is committed on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       Subject to subitems (3) to (5), Division 3A of Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, ceases to apply, at the commencement of this item, in relation to a person, even if a determination had been made under that Division for the person before that commencement.

(3)       If a participation payment was payable to a person for one or more days before the commencement of this item in accordance with section 42R of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , then the repeal of Division 3A of Part 3 of that Act made by this Schedule does not affect that payability.

(4)       If:

                     (a)  before the commencement of this item, the Secretary made a determination under subsection 42SA(1) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 that resulted in a participation payment not being payable for a period for a person; and

                     (b)  the period had not ended immediately before that commencement;

then:

                     (c)  the period is taken to end under subsection 42SA(2) of that Act immediately before that commencement; and

                     (d)  subsection 42SA(3) of that Act, as in force immediately before that commencement, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to the ending of that period.

Note:       The effect of subitem (4) is that the person may receive back pay for that period.

(5)       If:

                     (a)  before the commencement of this item, the Secretary made a determination under subsection 42SB(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 that resulted in parenting payment not being payable for a period for a person; and

                     (b)  the period had not ended immediately before that commencement;

then:

                     (c)  the period is taken to end under subsection 42SB(3) of that Act immediately before that commencement; and

                     (d)  subsection 42SB(4) of that Act, as in force immediately before that commencement, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to the ending of that period.

Note:       The effect of subitem (5) is that the person may receive back pay for that period.