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Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Bill 2002


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Family and Community Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to require holders of certain specified visas issued for temporary protection, humanitarian or safe haven purposes to satisfy a special benefit activity test similar to the one that currently operates in relation to newstart allowance, and other newstart allowance conditions; Social Security Act 1991 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and Other 2001 Budget Measures) Act 2002 to ensure that activity test requirements are applied consistently to both special beneficiaries and newstart allowees; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Consequential and Related Measures) Act (No. 2) 1999 and Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (1999 Budget and Other Measures) Act 1999 to correct cross-references as a result of the enactment of the Youth Allowance Consolidation Act 2000.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/09/02  
Second reading moved 26/09/02  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/02  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/10/02  
Second reading moved 21/10/02  
Second reading agreed to 12/12/02  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/12/02 Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 2 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/12/02  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 12/12/02
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 19/12/02 Act no.: 147 - Year: 2002
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • Senate Amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)