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Title

  • Bills — Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018; Third Reading
  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Zed Seselja</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2018-12-03.186.1) to pass the [bill](https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r6048). In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill [for a third time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). Since the bill was already passed in the House of Representatives, it will now become law.
  • ### What does this bill do?
  • The bill was originally called the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018. According to the [bills digest](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1718a/18bd104), the bill was introduced to extend the existing [newly arrived resident’s waiting period](https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/newly-arrived-residents-waiting-period) (NARWP) for the following allowances from two to three years:
  • * carer allowance;
  • * bereavement allowance;
  • * widow allowance;
  • * parenting payment; and
  • * farm household allowance.
  • It also introduces a NARWP for:
  • * family tax benefit;
  • * parental leave pay; and
  • * dad and partner pay.
  • In other words, this bill will mean that newly arrived residents have to wait longer before they'll be eligible for these allowances.
  • <p class="speaker">Malarndirri McCarthy</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill be read a third time.</p>