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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH JOBS) BILL 2010

2010
The Parliament of the
Commonwealth of Australia
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Presented and read a first time
Social Security Legislation Amendment
(Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010
No. , 2010
(Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security
(Administration) Act 1999, and for related purposes
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Contents
1 Short
title
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2 Commencement
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3 Schedule(s)
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Schedule 1--Amendments
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Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
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Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010 No. ,
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A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security
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(Administration) Act 1999, and for related purposes
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The Parliament of Australia enacts:
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1 Short title
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This Act may be cited as the Social Security Legislation
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Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Act 2010.
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2 Commencement
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(1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table
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commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with
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column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect
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according to its terms.
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Commencement information
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Provision(s)
Commencement
Date/Details
1. Sections 1 to 3
and anything in
this Act not
elsewhere covered
by this table
The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.
2. Schedule 1
The later of:
(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal
Assent; and
(b) 1 January 2011.
Note:
This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally
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enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of
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this Act.
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(2) Any information in Column 3 of the table is not part of this Act.
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Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it
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may be edited, in any published version of this Act.
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3 Schedule(s)
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Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or
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repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule
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concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect
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according to its terms.
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Amendments Schedule 1
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Schedule 1--Amendments
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2
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
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1 Section 42A
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Omit:
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The Secretary may also determine that a person is unemployed
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as a result of a voluntary act or misconduct. If the Secretary
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does so, a participation payment is not payable to the person
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for 8 weeks.
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substitute:
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The Secretary may also determine that a person is unemployed
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as a result of a voluntary act or misconduct. If the Secretary
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does so, a participation payment is not payable to the person
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for either 8 or 12 weeks, depending on the circumstances.
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2 Subsection 42S(3)
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Repeal the subsection, substitute:
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Period of non-payment
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(3) The participation payment is not payable to the person for the
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period (the unemployment non-payment period) of:
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(a) 8 weeks beginning on the initial day; or
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(b) 12 weeks beginning on the initial day if, during the 6 months
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ending on the day immediately before the person becomes
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unemployed, the person has been paid relocation assistance
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in relation to the employment to which the voluntary act or
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misconduct related.
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Note:
The Secretary may end an unemployment non-payment period under
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subsection (4).
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(3A) For the purposes of subsection (3), the initial day is:
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(a) the day that the person becomes unemployed as a result of
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the person's voluntary act or misconduct; or
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Schedule 1 Amendments
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(b) the first day of the first instalment period that begins after the
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day the Secretary makes the determination if:
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(i) the Secretary considers that first day is more appropriate
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than the day mentioned in paragraph (a); and
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(ii) the person is receiving a participation payment at the
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time of the voluntary act or misconduct.
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Note:
For the day the Secretary makes the determination, see section 42Y.
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(3B) For the purposes of subsection (3), relocation assistance, in
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relation to employment, means a payment:
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(a) that is made by the Commonwealth to a person for the
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purpose of assisting the person to take up the employment;
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and
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(b) that is specified in a legislative instrument made by the
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Secretary for the purposes of this paragraph.
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3 Section 42Y
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Omit "42S(3)(b)", substitute "42S(3A)(b)".
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4 Section 110A
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Omit "42S(3)", substitute "42S(3) or (4)".
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5 Application
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The amendments made by items 2 and 3 apply in relation to persons
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who become unemployed on or after the day on which the first
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instrument made for the purposes of paragraph 42S(3B)(b) of the Social
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Security (Administration) Act 1999 takes effect.
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Note:
Section 12 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 deals with when a legislative
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instrument takes effect.
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