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Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999



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Bills Digest No. 3 1999-2000

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1999

I N F O R M A T I O N A N D R E S E A R C H S E R V I C E S

Bills Digest

No. 3 1999-2000

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

Kirsty Magarey Law and Bills Digest Group 15 August 1999

Contents

Purpose ....................................................................................................................................... 1

Background ................................................................................................................................ 1

Main Provisions ......................................................................................................................... 1

Warning:

This Digest was prepared for debate. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments.

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

Date Introduced: 3 June 1999

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Family and Community Services

Commencement: 20 March 2000 for most provisions, however some rounding off provisions will commence on 1 July 2000

Purpose

To amend and repeal provisions of the Social Security Act 1991 consequential upon the amendments proposed by the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999 and the Social Security (International Agreements) Bill 1999.

Background

The reader is referred to the background material in the Bills Digest prepared for the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999.

Main Provisions

The three proposed schedules amend and repeal parts of the Social Security Act 1991 as follows:

Schedule 1 deals with the amendments consequent on the enactment of the proposed Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Schedule 2 deals with the amendments consequent on the enactment of the proposed Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999.

2 Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999

Warning:

This Digest was prepared for debate. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments.

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.

Schedule 3 repeals Part 9 of the proposed Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 which will become redundant once clause 53 of that Act comes into operation. Proposed section 53 of the Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999 provides for a single 'round off' provision (under which payments are to be rounded to the nearest cent) for all social security payments.