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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020


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

Summary

Amends: six Acts to provide for two rounds of additional economic support payments of $250 to certain income support recipients and holders of eligible concession cards; the Social Security Act 1991 to: recognise the six month period between 25 March and 24 September 2020 as contributing to existing workforce independence criteria for youth allowance; and create a temporary pathway for young Australians, who are seeking to qualify as independent for the purposes of assessing youth allowance (student), to encourage them to undertake seasonal agricultural work; the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to temporarily extend the paid parental leave work test period from 13 months prior to the birth or adoption of a child to 20 months for parents who have had their employment impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to increase the maximum amount that eligible families are able to access after a stillbirth or a child's death shortly after birth up to the child's first birthday, irrespective of whether this is their first or subsequent claim; and the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 to enable the minister to determine average weekly earnings trend figures ordinarily published by the Australian Statistician, for child support assessment purposes, where the publication of this trend figure has been suspended.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/10/20  
Second reading moved 22/10/20  
Second reading debate 28/10/20  
Second reading debate 29/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 29/10/20  
Consideration in detail debate 29/10/20  
Third reading moved 09/11/20  
Third reading debated 09/11/20  
Third reading agreed to 09/11/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/20  
Second reading moved 09/11/20  
Second reading debate 10/11/20  
Second reading debate 11/11/20  
Second reading agreed to 11/11/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/11/20  
Third reading agreed to 11/11/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 11/11/20  
Assent 13/11/20 Act no: 97 - Year: 2020
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BURNEY, Linda, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 1083]
DODSON, Sen Pat

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes