This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 20 August 2012, amend the Social Security (Exemptions under Section 105) Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations). The amendments are required as a result of the enactment of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012, which makes changes (relating to financial support for young people) to the Social Security Act 1964.
Regulations 4 and 5 move a definition of family violence from regulation 4 into regulation 2 of the principal regulations.
Regulation 6 inserts new regulations 8A to 8C into the principal regulations. New regulation 8A provides for young persons who are subject to obligations under section 170 or 171 of the Act to apply for an exemption if one of the grounds specified in new regulation 8A(2) applies. New regulation 8B enables a young person who has been married, in a civil union, or in a de facto relationship to apply for an exemption from his or her obligations under the Act if one of the specified grounds applies. New regulation 8C concerns young persons who are subject to obligations because they receive the young parent payment, or because they have dependent children and are in a relationship with a specified beneficiary. They may apply for an exemption from their obligations if one of the grounds in new regulation 8C(2) applies.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 August 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.