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Paid Parental Leave Amendment (COVID-19 Work Test) Bill 2021


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

Summary

Amends the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to provide that a person in receipt of a COVID-19 Australian Government payment or the COVID-19 disaster payment will be considered to be performing qualifying work for the purpose of the paid parental leave work test.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/21  
Second reading moved 25/08/21  
Second reading debate 31/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 31/08/21  
Consideration in detail debate 31/08/21 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 31/08/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/21  
Second reading moved 01/09/21  
Second reading debate 02/09/21  
Second reading agreed to 02/09/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/09/21  
Third reading agreed to 02/09/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 02/09/21  
Assent 03/09/21 Act no: 99 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet ZD119]

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  • Non-Government
LEIGH, Andrew, MP

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Senate
  • Centre Alliance [sheet 1423 revised]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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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)