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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1994

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bill in

committee of the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bill as amended--and of the request for an

amendment moved by Senator Lees (see entry no. 27).

Debate resumed.

Question--That the request for an amendment be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 10

Bell Bourne (Teller) Chamarette Coulter Harradine Kernot Lees Margetts Spindler Woodley

NOES, 48

Baume Beahan Boswell Brownhill Burns Calvert Carr Chapman Childs Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Ferguson Foreman Forshaw Gibson Herron Hill Jones Kemp Knowles Loosley Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran McKiernan Minchin Murphy Neal O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Reynolds Sherry Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone West Woods Zakharov

Question negatived.

Senator Lees moved the following amendments together by leave:

Clause 27, page 60, paragraph (b), omit the Table, substitute the

following Table:

"

TABLE

PENSION AGE FOR WOMEN

column 1 column 2 column 3

item no. period within which woman was born pension age

(both dates inclusive)

1. From 1 July 1945 to 31 December 1946 60 years and 6 months

2. From 1 January 1947 to 30 June 1948 61 years

3. From 1 July 1948 to 31 December 1949 61 years and 6 months

4. From 1 January 1950 to 30 June 1951 62 years

5. From 1 July 1951 to 31 December 1952 62 years and 6 months

6. From 1 January 1953 to 30 June 1954 63 years

7. From 1 July 1954 to 31 December 1955 63 years and 6 months

8. From 1 January 1956 to 30 June 1957 64 years

9. From 1 July 1957 to 31 December 1958 64 years and 6 months

".

Clause 27, page 60, paragraph (b), proposed subsection 23(5D), lines 1

and 2, omit the subsection, substitute the following subsection:

""(5D) A woman born on or after 1 January 1959 reaches pension age

when she turns 65.'.".

Question--That the amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 7

Bell Bourne (Teller) Coulter Kernot Lees Spindler Woodley

NOES, 51

Baume Beahan Boswell Brownhill Burns Calvert Campbell Carr Chapman Childs Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Ellison Evans, Christopher Ferguson Foreman Forshaw Gibson Herron Hill Jones Kemp Knowles Loosley Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran McKiernan Minchin Murphy Neal O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Reynolds Sherry Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson West Woods Zakharov

Question negatived.

Senator Lees moved the following amendments together by leave:

Clause 27, page 60, paragraph (b), omit the Table, substitute the

following Table:

"

TABLE

PENSION AGE FOR WOMEN

column 1 column 2 column 3

item no. period within which woman was born pension age

(both dates inclusive)

1. From 1 July 1935 to 30 June 1937 60 years and 3 months

2. From 1 July 1937 to 30 June 1939 60 years and 6 months

3. From 1 July 1939 to 30 June 1941 60 years and 9 months

4. From 1 July 1941 to 30 June 1943 61 years

5. From 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945 61 years and 3 months

6. From 1 July 1945 to 30 June 1947 61 years and 6 months

7. From 1 July 1947 to 30 June 1949 61 years and 9 months

8. From 1 July 1949 to 30 June 1951 62 years

9. From 1 July 1951 to 30 June 1953 62 years and 3 months

10. From 1 July 1953 to 30 June 1955 62 years and 6 months

11. From 1 July 1955 to 30 June 1957 62 years and 9 months

12. From 1 July 1957 to 30 June 1959 63 years

13. From 1 July 1959 to 30 June 1961 63 years and 3 months

14. From 1 July 1961 to 30 June 1963 63 years and 6 months

15. From 1 July 1963 to 30 June 1965 63 years and 9 months

16. From 1 July 1965 to 30 June 1967 64 years

17. From 1 July 1967 to 30 June 1969 64 years and 3 months

18. From 1 July 1969 to 30 June 1971 64 years and 6 months

19. From 1 July 1971 to 30 June 1973 64 years and 9 months

".

Clause 27, page 60, paragraph (b) proposed subsection 23(5D), lines 1

and 2, omit the subsection, substitute the following subsection:

""(5D) A woman born on or after 1 July 1973 reaches pension age when

she turns 65.'.".

Question--That the amendments be agreed to--put and negatived.

Senator Woodley moved the following amendment:

At end of Part 2, page 65, add the following Division:

"Division 10--Application of assets test to

basic family payment and additional family payment

"42A. After section 1118 of the Principal Act, the following section

is inserted:

Exemption from assets test for basic family payment and additional

family payment for primary producers

"1118A. In calculating the value of a person's assets for the purposes

of paragraph 838(1)(d) and Module D of the Family Payment Rate

Calculator in Part 3.7, where:

(a) the person has his or her principal home on a farm that is owned

by the person, the person's partner or the person and his or her

partner; and

(b) the person ordinarily works in a full-time capacity as a primary

producer on the farm; and

(c) the value of the whole or part of the land comprising the farm

including the value of any improvements to or on the land would,

but for this section, be included in the value of the assets of

the person; and

(d) the value of items of plant or articles owned by the person, the

person's partner or the person and his or her partner, and used

wholly and exclusively for the purposes of primary production

would, but for this section, be included in the value of the

assets of the person;

the value of the assets of the person does not include the value of the

land referred to in paragraph (c) or the value of the items of plant or

articles referred to in paragraph (d).'.".

Debate ensued.

At 6.50 p.m.: The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the

Chair and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator McKiernan)

reported progress.