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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Families and Social Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: establish new means test rules to accommodate the development of new innovative income streams; amend the current rules for lifetime income streams; increase the Work Bonus from $250 to $300 per fortnight and extend its application to income earned from remunerative work that involves personal exertion, including self-employment and work undertaken by contractors or consultants; and expand the Pension Loans Scheme to increase the access of certain classes of persons to the scheme; and Social Security Act 1991 to make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/18  
Second reading moved 29/11/18  
Second reading debate 13/02/19  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/02/19  
Second reading moved 14/02/19  
Second reading debate 14/02/19  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/02/19  
Assent 01/03/19 Act no: 5 - Year: 2019
     

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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  • Replacement 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