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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Education, Skills and Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Streamlined participation requirements                                      4

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                          4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            24

Schedule 2—Arrangements and grants relating to assisting persons to obtain and maintain paid work                                                                                                                             62

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           62

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            66

Schedule 3—Compliance with participation payment obligations          67

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            67

Schedule 4—Amounts not counted as income                                                     70

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           70

Schedule 5—Approved programs of work for income support payment                71

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           71

Schedule 6—Activities that do not give rise to employment under certain industrial relations legislation                                                                                                                             72

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           72

Schedule 7—Youth allowance ordinary income free area                           74

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           74

Schedule 8—Start day for jobseeker payment and youth allowance    75

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        75

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           75

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            75

Schedule 9—Repeals of spent provisions                                                                79

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           79

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            80

Schedule 10—Contingent amendments                                                                   82

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           82

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Act 2021 .

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 later of:

(a) 1 July 2021; and

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

 

3.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2021; and

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

 

5.  Schedules 4 and 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 6

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2021; and

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

 

7.  Schedule 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 8

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

9.  Schedule 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 10

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 7 to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018 .

 

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.