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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

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2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 4), omit the table item.

[delegation]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (before line 10), before subsection 42SA(2A), insert:

       (2AA)  If:

                     (a)  a participation payment is not payable to a person for a period (the non-payability period ) under subsection (2) because of the person’s failure to attend an appointment with the person’s employment provider; and

                     (b)  on a day (the relevant day ), the Secretary requires the person to attend a rescheduled appointment with the person’s employment provider; and

                     (c)  the rescheduled appointment is on a day that is more than 2 business days after the relevant day;

then, despite subsection (2), the non-payability period is taken to end under that subsection at the end of the relevant day.

Note 1:       The requirement to attend the rescheduled appointment will be a reconnection requirement or further reconnection requirement.

Note 2:       For business day , see section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

[non-payment of participation payments]

(3)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 17), after item 8, insert:

8A  At the end of section 42SA

Add:

             (4)  The Secretary must notify the person of a determination under subsection (1). The Secretary may do so in any way that the Secretary considers appropriate.

[non-payment of participation payments]

(4)     Schedule 1, items 10 and 11, page 4 (lines 26 to 30), to be opposed .

[non-payment of participation payments]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 5 (lines 9 and 10), omit subitem (3).

[non-payment of participation payments]

(6)     Schedule 1, page 6 (line 2), omit the heading.

[people 55 and over]

(7)     Schedule 1, items 13 to 19, page 6 (line 3) to page 7 (line 8), to be opposed .

[people 55 and over]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 24, page 9 (lines 5 to 7), omit “period for which the participation payment is not payable under subsection 42SA(2) because of the person’s failure referred to in paragraph 42SA(1)(b) or (ba)”, substitute “non- attendance failure penalty period”.

[penalty]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 24, page 9 (after line 11), after subsection 42T(3A), insert:

          (3B)  For the purposes of subsection (3A), the non-attendance failure penalty period is the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the day the person is notified by the Secretary of the determination under subsection 42SA(1); and

                     (b)  ending on the day the period under subsection 42SA(2) ends.

[penalty]

(10)   Schedule 2, page 11 (lines 1 to 6), to be opposed .

[delegation]