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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to provide a one-off energy assistance payment to recipients of the age pension, disability support pension, carer payment, farm household allowance, parenting payment, austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, double orphan pension, newstart allowance, partner allowance, sickness allowance, special benefit, widow allowance, widow pension B, wife pension and youth allowance, and recipients of certain veterans’ payments, who are payable and residing in Australia on 2 April 2019; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that the energy assistance payment is exempt from income tax.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/04/19  
Second reading moved 03/04/19  
Second reading debate 03/04/19  
Second reading agreed to 03/04/19  
Third reading agreed to 03/04/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/04/19  
Second reading moved 03/04/19  
Second reading debate 03/04/19  
Second reading agreed to 03/04/19  
Third reading agreed to 03/04/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/04/19  
Assent 05/04/19 Act no: 28 - 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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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)