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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Indigenous Australians

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to provide for a supplementary payment to be made to eligible job seekers in remote engagement program pilot communities so that they can engage in activities or placements that are like having a job; Social Security Act 1991 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Act 2021; and Age Discrimination Act 2004, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove redundant provisions relating to the former Community Development Employment Projects Scheme.

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 01/09/21  
Second reading moved 01/09/21  
Second reading debate 25/10/21  
Second reading debate 26/10/21  
Second reading agreed to 26/10/21  
Third reading agreed to 26/10/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/21  
Second reading moved 22/11/21  
Second reading debate 25/11/21  
Second reading debate 29/11/21  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/21  
Third reading agreed to 29/11/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 29/11/21  
Assent 02/12/21 Act no: 123 - 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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  • Addendum to 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
  • Referred to Committee (02/09/2021): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/10/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/09/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 16 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/09/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 11 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)