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Social Security Commission Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Security Commission Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Ms McGowan)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the independent Social Security Commission, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Principal Object................................................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 3

6............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

PART 2—The Social Security Commission                                                            4

7............ Establishment of the Social Security Commission.............................. 4

8............ Functions of the Commission............................................................. 4

9............ Powers of the Commission................................................................. 4

10.......... Directions by the President................................................................. 5

11.......... Social security payment reviews......................................................... 5

12.......... Reviews at the request of the Minister or the Parliament..................... 7

13.......... Procedures etc..................................................................................... 7

14.......... Constitution of the Commission.......................................................... 8

15.......... Reviews to be open and transparent.................................................... 8

16.......... Reports of reviews.............................................................................. 9

17.......... Reports of reviews—contents............................................................. 9

18.......... Government required to respond to recommendations...................... 11

19.......... Reports of reviews—tabling and publication.................................... 11

20.......... Publication of other information........................................................ 12

21.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 12

PART 3—Members of the Social Security Commission                               13

22.......... Appointment of members.................................................................. 13

23.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 13

24.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 14

25.......... Oath or affirmation of office............................................................. 14

26.......... Other paid work and disclosure of interests...................................... 15

27.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 15

28.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 15

29.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 16

30.......... Acting members................................................................................ 16

PART 4—General Manager, staff and consultants etc.                               18

31.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 18

32.......... Functions and powers of the General Manager................................. 18

33.......... Directions from the President............................................................ 18

34.......... Appointment of the General Manager............................................... 18

35.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 19

36.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 19

37.......... Other paid work and disclosure of interests...................................... 19

38.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 20

39.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 20

40.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 21

41.......... Acting General Manager................................................................... 21

42.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 21

43.......... Delegation by General Manager to staff............................................ 21

44.......... Persons assisting the Commission.................................................... 22

45.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 22

46.......... Application of the finance law........................................................... 22

PART 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   24

47.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 24

 



A Bill for an Act to establish the independent Social Security Commission, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: