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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015


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

Summary

Amends the: Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to enable a trial of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing 80 per cent of certain social security payments to a restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 to make consequential amendments.

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 19/08/15  
Second reading moved 19/08/15  
Second reading debate 15/09/15  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/15  
Third reading agreed to 15/09/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/09/15  
Second reading moved 16/09/15  
Second reading debate 13/10/15  
Second reading debate 14/10/15  
Second reading agreed to 14/10/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/10/15  
Third reading debated 14/10/15  
Third reading agreed to 14/10/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/10/15  
Assent 12/11/15 Act no: 144 - Year: 2015
     

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
  • Referred to Committee (20/08/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/10/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)