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Further 1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security) Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further 1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security) Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Family and Community Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to special maintenance income           3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to CDEP                                                           4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to special employment advance        41

Part 1—Amendments introducing a special employment advance for certain persons               41

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           41

Part 2—Amendments to abolish the employment entry payment and modify the education entry payment       68

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           68

Schedule 4—Introduction of crisis payment                                                           69

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           69

Schedule 5—Amendments relating to newly arrived residents’ waiting periods     81

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     81

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           81

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                       91

Part 2—Saving                                                                                                                  92

Schedule 6—Amendments relating to periods of overseas residence and travel    93

Part 1—Amendments relating to portability of pensions                                   93

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           93

Part 2—Amendments relating to rates of pensions payable under portability provisions           94

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           94

Part 3—Amendments relating to the grant of pensions overseas                   95

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           95

Part 4—Amendments relating to the application of international agreements where persons transfer to another pension while overseas                                                                                 96

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           96

Part 5—Amendments relating to the waiver of debts arising under international agreements   97

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           97

Part 6—Amendments relating to the transfer to age pension of persons temporarily overseas               98

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           98

Schedule 7—Amendments relating to youth allowance and newstart allowance: unsuitable work               99

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           99

Schedule 8—Amendments relating to claim made for youth or newstart allowance after moving to area of lower employment prospects                                                            102

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         102

Schedule 9—Amendments relating to the liquid assets test waiting period                104

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         104

Schedule 10—Amendment relating to pensioner education supplement 106

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         106

Schedule 11—Minor technical amendment                                                           107

Health Insurance Act 1973                                                                                     107

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Further 1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security) Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to subsections (2) to (8) (inclusive), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Schedules 1 and 4 commence on 1 July 1999.

             (3)  Schedules 2, 7, 8 and 9 commence on 20 September 1999.

             (4)  Schedule 3 commences immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2.

             (5)  Subject to subsection (6), Schedule 5 commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (6)  If Schedule 5 does not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, that Schedule commences on the first day after the end of that period.

             (7)  Schedule 10 commences on 1 March 2000.

             (8)  Part 6 of Schedule 6 commences on 1 August 2000.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Subject to section 2, each Act 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.