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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Portability Extensions) Bill 2021


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 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 to include a discretionary power to grant portability extensions to pensioners who are temporarily away from their country of residence and unable to return home within 26 weeks for reasons such as serious illness, death of a family member, natural disaster or public health crisis.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/05/21  
Second reading moved 27/05/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/21  
Second reading moved 17/06/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/06/21  
Assent 24/06/21 Act no: 53 - Year: 2021
     

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