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Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020


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

Summary

Amends the: Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 and Social Security Act 1991 to maintain the coronavirus supplement at the rate of $550 per fortnight for recipients of jobseeker payment, partner allowance, widow allowance, youth allowance, austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, parenting payment, farm household allowance, and special benefit; and Social Security Act 1991 to extend the coronavirus supplement to recipients of disability support pensions and age pensions who receive Commonwealth rent assistance.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/10/20  
Second reading moved 09/10/20  
Second reading debate 09/11/20  
     

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 1089]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes