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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2018


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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to provide that lessors of social housing may request the secretary to deduct payments of rent and certain other costs from the social security or family tax benefit payments of tenants and certain other adult household members; Social Security Act 1991 to make consequential amendments; and National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008 to: clarify that the rent charged for a National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) dwelling must be at least 20 per cent lower than the market value rent on each occasion rent is charged; provide greater flexibility in how maximum vacancy periods are prescribed; provide for the variation of a condition of an NRAS allocation; and allow the regulations to provide for the transfer of an NRAS allocation to another rental dwelling in certain circumstances.

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 14/09/17  
Second reading moved 14/09/17  
Second reading debate 25/10/18  
Second reading debate 28/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/18  
Consideration in detail debate 28/11/18 Amendment details: 40 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/18  
Second reading moved 29/11/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet LP104]

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  • Government [sheet EF123]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/10/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (06/12/2017)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (28/11/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2018