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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, paid parental leave, child support and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Additional economic support payments                                       4

Part 1—Family assistance amendments                                                                4

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                   4

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    7

Part 2—Social security amendments                                                                    11

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           11

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            17

Part 3—Veterans’ amendments                                                                              21

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             21

Part 4—Taxation amendments                                                                                29

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             29

Schedule 2—Youth allowance independence and paid work concession                 32

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           32

Schedule 3—Youth allowance independence and agricultural work   34

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           34

Schedule 4—Paid parental leave work test period                                           36

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 36

Schedule 5—Stillborn baby payment and infant death payment            40

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 40

Schedule 6—Child support                                                                                             43

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     43

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, paid parental leave, child support and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Act 2020 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2021; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 5

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2021; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.