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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide a one-off energy assistance payment to recipients of the age pension, disability support pension, parenting payment single and certain veterans’ payments who are payable and residing in Australia on 20 June 2017; and Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to provide a pensioner concession card to certain social security pensioners and veterans’ payments recipients whose payment or pension was cancelled on 1 January 2017 due to changes in the assets test parameters.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/05/17  
Second reading moved 24/05/17  
Second reading debate 30/05/17  
Second reading debate 31/05/17  
Second reading agreed to 31/05/17  
Third reading agreed to 31/05/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/17  
Second reading moved 13/06/17  
Second reading debate 15/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/06/17  
Assent 19/06/17 Act no: 46 - Year: 2017
     

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)