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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends: the Social Security Act 1991 to reduce from 26 to six weeks the period during which age pension and other payments with unlimited portability can be paid outside Australia at the means-tested rate from 1 January 2017; and pause for three years the indexation of various income thresholds that apply to certain social security benefits and allowances and the income test free area for parenting payment single; the Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2016; the Social Security Act 1991, Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2016; and seven Acts 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 02/12/15  
Second reading moved 02/12/15  
Second reading debate 04/02/16  
Second reading debate 08/02/16  
Second reading agreed to 08/02/16  
Third reading agreed to 08/02/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/02/16  
Second reading moved 22/02/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet JC284]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (03/12/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (04/02/2016)