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


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide that: from 1 January 2015, where a job seeker’s payment is suspended following a failure to attend an appointment with their employment services provider, it will not be restored until the job seeker attends their next appointment; and from 1 July 2015, if it is determined that a job seeker has no reasonable excuse for missing their first appointment, they will not be back paid for the period of non-compliance; and broaden the existing delegation powers to include regulations or other instruments; and Social Security Act 1991 to exclude certain job seekers aged 55 years or over from certain concessional treatment otherwise available.

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 25/09/14  
Second reading moved 25/09/14  
Second reading debate 28/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 29/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 29/10/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/10/14  
Second reading moved 30/10/14  
Second reading debate 02/12/14  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/12/14 Amendment details: 10 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/12/14  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 03/12/14 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/12/14  
Assent 12/12/14 Act no.: 131 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7621]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/10/2014): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/11/2014)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)