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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020


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

Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and four other Acts to: provide that, for the purposes of determining a person's rate of payment under social security law, employment income is assessed once it is paid to a social security recipient (replacing the current requirement for recipients to estimate and report the amount of employment income they have earned in a social security instalment period); and enable Services Australia to use data collected by the Australian Taxation Office (primarily information from the Single Touch Payroll system) in connection with the new assessment model.

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 06/02/20  
Second reading moved 06/02/20  
Second reading debate 12/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/20  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/20  
Second reading moved 12/02/20  
Second reading debate 25/02/20  
Second reading debate 26/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 26/02/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 26/02/20 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 27/02/20 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/02/20  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 27/02/20  
Consideration of Senate message 02/03/20 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 02/03/20  
Assent 06/03/20 Act no: 17 - Year: 2020
     

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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8882]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8885]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Opposition [sheet 8889 revised]
DODSON, Sen Pat

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  • Opposition [sheet 8887 revised]
DODSON, Sen Pat

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  • Opposition [sheet 8883]
DODSON, Sen Pat

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes