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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018


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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: increase the newly arrived resident’s waiting period (NARWP) from 104 weeks to 156 weeks for certain social security payments and concession cards; introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for bereavement allowance, widow allowance, parenting payment and carer allowance; and make a technical amendment; Farm Household Support Act 2014 to increase the NARWP from 104 weeks to 156 weeks; A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and Social Security Act 1991 to introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for family tax benefit; and Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to introduce a NARWP of 156 weeks for parental leave pay and dad and partner pay.

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 15/02/18  
Second reading moved 15/02/18  
Second reading debate 28/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/18  
Consideration in detail debate 28/11/18 Amendment details: 70 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/18  
Second reading moved 28/11/18  
Second reading debate 29/11/18  
Second reading debate 03/12/18  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/12/18  
Third reading agreed to 03/12/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/12/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet JC570]

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Senate
  • Independent [sheet 8602]
ANNING, Sen Fraser

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (27/03/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (29/03/2018): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (28/11/2018)