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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Senator Siewert)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Newstart, sickness and widow allowance amendments             3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Part 2—Youth allowance amendments                                                                 4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Part 3—Austudy amendments                                                                                  5

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Part 4—Indexation amendments                                                                              6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             6

Part 5—Other amendments                                                                                         8

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              8

Part 6—Amendments once Parts 1 to 5 of Schedule 1 to the Social Services Legislation (Welfare Reform) Act 2018 commence                                                                                     9

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             9

 

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Act 2018 .

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, Parts 1 to 5

1 January 2019.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 6

Immediately after the commencement of Parts 1 to 5 of Schedule 1 to the Social Services Legislation (Welfare Reform) Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if those Parts do not commence.

 

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.