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Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and Social Security Act 1991, Higher Education Support Act 2003, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation.

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 10/09/09  
Second reading moved 10/09/09  
Second reading debate 20/10/09  
Second reading debate 26/10/09  
Second reading debate 27/10/09  
Third reading agreed to 27/10/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/10/09  
Second reading moved 28/10/09  
Second reading debate 16/11/09  
Second reading debate 17/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/11/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/11/09 Amendment details: 7 Opposition and 2 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 17/11/09  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 18/11/09 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1 and 2 and disagreed to Senate amendments 3 to 9
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 18/11/09  
Consideration of House of Reps message 24/11/09  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
PYNE, Christopher, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 6010]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 6007]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5957]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Family First Party [sheet 5921 revised]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Family First Party [sheet 5919]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Government [sheet BV263]

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  • Opposition [sheet 6014]
MASON, Sen Brett

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  • Opposition [sheet 5978]
MASON, Sen Brett

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  • Opposition [sheet 5968]
MASON, Sen Brett

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (17/09/2009): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Committee report (27/10/2009)