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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to establish a two year drug testing trial in three regions for 5000 new recipients of newstart allowance and youth allowance from 1 July 2018; Farm Household Support Act 2014 to make consequential amendments; and Farm Household Support Act 2014, Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Act 2018.

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 28/02/18  
Second reading moved 28/02/18  
Second reading debate 10/05/18  
Second reading debate 13/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/08/18  
Second reading moved 14/08/18  
Second reading debate 06/12/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8620]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/03/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2018): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/05/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (27/03/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 3 of 2018