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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Student Reform) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: increase the parental income cut-off for students accessing the regional workforce independence criteria from $150 000 to $160 000, plus $10 000 for each additional child in the family; and amend the formula for determining the maintenance income test reducible amount; Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to ensure the consistent application of the maintenance income test reconciliation process for youth allowance; and Student Assistance Act 1973 to enable the minister to determine that a course, that is no longer an eligible course, is to be treated as an eligible course for specified persons in specified circumstances.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/08/18  
Second reading moved 15/08/18  
Second reading debate 22/08/18  
Second reading debate 23/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 23/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 23/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/08/18  
Second reading moved 23/08/18  
Second reading debate 13/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/09/18  
Assent 21/09/18 Act no: 111 - Year: 2018
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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)