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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payments for Carers) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the Social Security Act 1991 to introduce a fixed and non-indexed family income test of $250 000 per annum for Carer Allowance and Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card only claimants, to apply to singles and couples from 20 September 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 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 20/06/18  
Second reading debate 21/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/18  
Second reading moved 25/06/18  
Second reading debate 28/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/06/18  
Assent 29/06/18 Act no: 68 - Year: 2018
     

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)