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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: increase the maximum single rates of newstart allowance, youth allowance (away from home rates only), austudy, sickness allowance, special benefit, widow allowance and crisis payment by $150 a fortnight; standardise the indexation arrangements for certain pensions and allowances; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018; and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that these payments are made from monies appropriated by the Parliament.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/18  
Second reading moved 10/09/18  
Second reading debate 18/10/18  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  
Restored to Notice Paper 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 22/07/19  
Second reading debate 22/07/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8695]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes