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  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services This Digest replaces an earlier version dated 10 February 2011. Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 4 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 4 History ................................................................................................................................................. 5 Subsequent inquiries .......................................................................................................................... 6 Podger Review ............................................................................................................................... 8 Matthews Review .......................................................................................................................... 8 DFRDB and other superannuation schemes ....................................................................................... 9 Military pensions indexation:
    Date: 19/01/2011 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/447650 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: NIELSON, Les

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 3 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 4 Schedule 1 - Special Disability Trusts ................................................................................................. 4 Schedule 2 - Residence Requirement to Qualify for Disability Support Pension ............................... 5 Portability of social security payments .......................................................................................... 5 Portability of DSP
    Date: 25/11/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/386104 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DANIELS, Dale

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2 Key changes in this Bill ........................................................................................................................ 6 Basis of policy commitment ................................................................................................................ 7 Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 7 Position of significant interest groups/press commentary .............................................................. 10 Coalition/Greens/Family First policy position/commitments .......................................................... 10 Financial implications ............................................................................................................................. 10
    Date: 25/11/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/386134 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: BIGGS, Amanda - BOXA...

  •     ISSN 1328‐8091  Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BILLS DIGEST NO. 35, 2010-11  9 November 2010 Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010  Paula Pyburne and  Elibritt Karlsen  Law and Bills Digest Section  Contents  Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2  History of the Bill...................................................................................................................................... 2  Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2  Establishment of the Australian Civilian Corps ................................................................................... 3  Why do we need it? ............................................................................................................................ 4  Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 5  Policy position of non‐government parties/independents ................................................................ 6  Financial implications ............................................................................................................................... 6  Main issues ............................................................................................................................................... 7  Terms and conditions of employment .......................................................................................... 7  Protection of Australian Civilian Corps members .......................................................................... 8  Key provisions .......................................................................................................................................... 9  Part 2 of the Bill ............................................................................................................................. 9  Part 3—Australian Civilian Corps employees .............................................................................. 10  Part 4—Leave provisions ............................................................................................................. 12  Part 5—miscellaneous measures ................................................................................................ 12      2  Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010    Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010  Date introduced:  29 September 2010  House:  House of Representatives  Portfolio:  Foreign Affairs  Commencement:  Sections 1 and 2 on the day of Royal Assent; Sections 3-31 on the 28th day after  Royal Assent  Links: The links to the Bill, its Explanatory Memorandum and second reading speech can be found on  the Bills home page, or through http://www.aph.gov.au/bills/. When bills have been passed they can  be found at the ComLaw website, which is at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/.  Purpose  The Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 (the Bill) establishes the Australian Civilian Corps, and creates  a legal framework for the employment and management of Australian Civilian Corps employees.  History of the Bill 
    Date: 09/11/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/347914 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PYBURNE, Paula - KAR...

  •     ISSN 1328‐8091  Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BILLS DIGEST NO. 34, 2010-11  8 November 2010 Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill  2010  Amanda Biggs  Social Policy Section  Contents  Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2  Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2  Basis of policy commitment ................................................................................................................ 3  Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 4  Position of major interest groups ....................................................................................................... 4  Financial implications ............................................................................................................................... 6  Key provisions .......................................................................................................................................... 6  Concluding comments ............................................................................................................................. 7      2  Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010    Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010  Date introduced:  20 October 2010  House:  House of Representatives  Portfolio:  Health and Ageing  Commencement:  The day after Royal Assent  Links: The links to the Bill, its Explanatory Memorandum and second reading speech can be found on  the Bills home page, or through http://www.aph.gov.au/bills/. When bills have been passed they can  be found at the ComLaw website, which is at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/.  Purpose  The Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010 (the Bill) proposes amendments to  the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act), that would remove the requirement that a request for a  Medicare eligible pathology service be made to a particular pathology provider. This will allow a  patient to take their pathology request to a pathology provider of their own choice.  The Bill was first introduced in February this year, but lapsed when Parliament was prorogued.1 The  text of the current Bill is unchanged from this earlier version.  Background  Under Medicare arrangements, if a medical practitioner decides that it is clinically necessary, she/he  may refer a patient to an approved provider for a diagnostic test. This referral normally takes the  form of a written request for a particular service.  The Act currently requires that in order for a Medicare benefit to be payable, a designated pathology 
    Date: 08/11/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/345773 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: BIGGS, Amanda

  •     ISSN 1328‐8091  Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BILLS DIGEST NO. 30, 2010-11  28 October 2010 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People  with Jobs) Bill 2010  Matthew Thomas  Social Policy Section  Contents  Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2  Basis of policy commitment ................................................................................................................ 2  Background .............................................................................................................................................. 3  Relocation assistance for job seekers pilot ................................................................................... 4  Review of the program .................................................................................................................. 5  Position of major interest groups ....................................................................................................... 6  Financial implications ............................................................................................................................... 7  Key provisions .......................................................................................................................................... 8  Concluding comments ............................................................................................................................. 8      2  Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010    Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with  Jobs) Bill 2010  Date introduced:  21 October 2010  House:  House of Representatives  Portfolio:  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations  Commencement:  The later of the day after Royal Assent and 1 January 2011  Links: The links to the Bill, its Explanatory Memorandum and second reading speech can be found on  the Bills home page, or through http://aph.gov.au/bills/. When bills have been passed they can be  found at the ComLaw website, which is at http://www.comlaw.gov.au .  Purpose  This Bill seeks to amend the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide Centrelink with the  power to not pay income support for 12 weeks to a person who is paid relocation assistance under  the Connecting People with Jobs trial and who becomes unemployed as a result of a voluntary act or  misconduct within six months of receiving this assistance. At present, the maximum unemployment  non‐payment period for voluntary unemployment or unemployment due to misconduct is eight  weeks.  Basis of policy commitment  In the 2010 federal election campaign, both Labor and the Coalition made, if elected, a commitment  to introduce voluntary relocation assistance programs for job seekers in areas of high 
    Date: 28/10/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/319274 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: THOMAS, Matthew

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Australian participants in British nuclear tests ................................................................................... 3 Aggravation of war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease ............................................................ 4 Coverage of each Act .......................................................................................................................... 5 Statements of Principles .......................................................................................................................... 6 Statements of Principles ..................................................................................................................... 6 Changing a Statement of
    Date: 22/10/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/305096 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: BUCKMASTER, Luke

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2 Basis of policy commitment ................................................................................................................ 2 Position of significant interest groups ................................................................................................ 4 Financial implications ............................................................................................................................... 5 Key provisions .......................................................................................................................................... 5 The Statement .......................................................................................................................... 6 The Bill ...................................................................................................................................... 6 Concluding comments ............................................................................................................................. 8 BILLS DIGEST NO. 8, 2010-11 15 October 2010
    Date: 15/10/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/288972 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - MA...

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Contents Re-introduction of the Bill ........................................................................................................................ 2 Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 3 Statutory price reductions .................................................................................................................. 4 Price disclosure ................................................................................................................................... 5 Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 7 Position of significant interest groups and political parties ............................................................... 7 Dispute resolution .............................................................................................................................. 8 Key provisions .......................................................................................................................................... 9 Price reductions .................................................................................................................................. 9
    Date: 15/10/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/289006 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SCULLY, Sharon - DE...

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 2 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2 Financial implications ............................................................................................................................... 4 Main provisions ........................................................................................................................................ 4 BILLS DIGEST NO. 15, 2010-11 14 October 2010 Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 This is a later edition of a Bills Digest
    Date: 14/10/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/286581 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DANIELS, Dale

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BILLS DIGEST www.aph.gov.au/library 23 June 2010, no. 190, 2009-10, ISSN 1328-8091 Carer Recognition Bill 2010 Janet Phillips Social Policy Section Kirsty Magarey Law and Bills Digest Section Contents Purpose ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Background ................................................................................................................................. 2
    Date: 23/06/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3C3X6 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: MAGAREY, Kirsty - PH...

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BILLS DIGEST www.aph.gov.au/library 15 June 2010, no. 171, 2009-10, ISSN 1328-8091 Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 Peter Yeend Social Policy Section Contents Glossary ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Purpose
    Date: 15/06/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/VF0X6 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: YEEND, Peter

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BILLS DIGEST www.aph.gov.au/library 8 June 2010, no. 164, 2009-10, ISSN 1328-8091 Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010 Peter Yeend Social Policy Section Contents Glossary ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Purpose ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Background .................................................................................................................................
    Date: 08/06/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/UBYW6 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: YEEND, Peter

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BILLS DIGEST www.aph.gov.au/library 2 June 2010, no. 161, 2009-10, ISSN 1328-8091 Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 Dale Daniels Social Policy Section Contents Purpose ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Background ................................................................................................................................. 2 Financial
    Date: 02/06/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/7BWW6 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DANIELS, Dale

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BILLS DIGEST www.aph.gov.au/library 1 June 2010, no. 150, 2009-10, ISSN 1328-8091 Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 Dale Daniels, John Garden, and Luke Buckmaster Social Policy Section Contents
    Date: 01/06/2010 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3YVW6 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: BUCKMASTER, Luke - D...

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