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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

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2008-2009

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment

(Income Support for Students) Bill 2009

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     AG (2) [Sheet 5957]

Page 3 (after line 2), after clause 3, insert:

3A   Review of impact of student income arrangements

             (1)  The Minister must cause a comprehensive review to be undertaken of the impact of the student income arrangements implemented by this Act on equity, with a particular focus on the impact on rural and regional students.

             (2)  The review must:

                     (a)  start not later than 30 June 2012; and

                     (b)  be completed within 3 months.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a written report about the review to be prepared.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the Minister receives the report.

(2)     AG (1) [Sheet 6010]

Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 14), after item 1, insert:

1A  Paragraph 1067A(10)(a)

Omit “at least 30 hours per week”, substitute “on average 30 hours per week”.

(3)     Opp (1) [Sheet 5978]

Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (lines 17 to 20), omit subsection (10A), substitute:

        (10A)  Paragraph (10)(b) does not apply for the purposes of determining whether a person is to be regarded as independent for the purposes of Part 2.11, this Part or section 1070G, unless subsection (10B) or (10C) applies to the person.

     (10AA)  Paragraph (10)(c) does not apply for the purposes of determining whether a person is to be regarded as independent for the purposes of Part 2.11, this Part or section 1070G, unless subsection (10B), (10BA) or (10C) applies to the person.



 

(4)     Opp (2) [Sheet 5978]

Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (after line 24), after paragraph 1067A(10B), insert:

     (10BA)  This subsection applies to a person if the Secretary is satisfied that the person is required to live away from home to pursue his or her chosen course of education.

(5)     Opp (1) [Sheet 5968]

Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (lines 13 and 14), omit “30 June 2010”, substitute “31 December 2010”.

(6)     Opp (2) [Sheet 5968]

Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (lines 18 to 20), omit paragraph 1067A(10C)(e).

(7)     Opp (3) [Sheet 5968]

Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (line 23), omit “1 July 2010”, substitute “1 January 2011”.

 (8)    Opp (3) [Sheet 5978]

Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 25), at the end of item 2, add:

        (10D)  The regulations may prescribe an audit process to enable the Secretary to verify that a person who is to be regarded as independent for the purposes of Part 2.11, this Part or section 1070G because of subsections (10AA) and (10BA) continues to meet the requirements of those subsections.

        (10E)  Regulations made for the purposes of subsection (10D) may include a requirement that such a person periodically provide relevant information to the Secretary, including evidence capable of satisfying the Secretary that the person continues to live away from home.

         (10F)  If:

                     (a)  a person fails to meet a requirement prescribed by regulations made for the purpose of subsection (10D); or

                     (b)  the Secretary is no longer satisfied that the person meets the requirements of subsections (10AA) and (10BA);

the Secretary may determine that the person is no longer to be regarded as independent for the purposes of Part 2.11, this Part or section 1070G because of subsections (10AA) and (10BA).

(9)     Opp (4) [Sheet 5978]

Schedule 1, item 4, page 6 (line 4), omit “, (10B)”, substitute “, (10AA), (10B), (10BA)”.

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

17 November 2009