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Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Act 2015 to give effect to a mediated settlement agreement in a representative proceeding in the Federal Court of Australia (Duval-Comrie v Commonwealth of Australia (VID 1367 of 2013)) and make administrative changes by: increasing one-off payments from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the difference between the actual wage paid to an eligible person and the amount they would have been paid had the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) productivity-only component been applied; providing a ‘top up’ payment for persons who have already received a 50 per cent payment under the BSWAT payment scheme; removing the current compulsory requirement to obtain legal advice before any payments are made; extending all relevant scheme dates by 12 months; clarifying certain administrative arrangements; and enabling a deceased person’s legal personal representative to engage with the payment scheme on their behalf.

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 11/02/16  
Second reading moved 11/02/16  
Second reading debate 29/02/16  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/16  
Third reading agreed to 29/02/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/03/16  
Second reading moved 01/03/16  
Second reading debate 03/03/16  
Second reading agreed to 03/03/16  
Third reading agreed to 03/03/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/03/16  
Assent 18/03/16 Act no: 21 - Year: 2016
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)