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Schedule 14—Changes to reasonable excuses

Schedule 14 Changes to reasonable excuses

   

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

1  Subsection 42C(4) (note)

After “(4)(a)” (first occurring), insert “and may be prohibited from taking other matters into account for those purposes”.

2  Subsection 42E(4) (note)

After “(4)(a)” (first occurring), insert “and may be prohibited from taking other matters into account for those purposes”.

3  Subsection 42H(3) (note)

After “(a)” (first occurring), insert “and may be prohibited from taking other matters into account for those purposes”.

4  Subsection 42N(2) (note)

After “(a)”, insert “and may be prohibited from taking other matters into account for those purposes”.

5  Subsection 42SC(2) (note)

After “(2)”, insert “and may be prohibited from taking other matters into account for those purposes”.

6  Before subsection 42U(1)

Insert:

Matters to be taken into account

7  At the end of section 42U

Add:

Matters not to be taken into account

             (3)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, determine matters that the Secretary must not take into account in deciding whether a person has a reasonable excuse for committing:

                     (a)  a no show no pay failure (see paragraph 42C(4)(a)); or

                     (b)  a connection failure (see paragraph 42E(4)(a)); or

                     (c)  a reconnection failure (see paragraph 42H(3)(a)); or

                     (d)  a serious failure (see paragraph 42N(2)(a)); or

                     (e)  a non-attendance failure (see subsection 42SC(2)).