Supplementary Order Paper No 70

No 70

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendment

Jan Logie, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

In clause 2, replace “1 July 2018” (page 1, line 7) with “3 months after the date on which it receives the Royal assent”.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 2 to change the commencement date of this Bill, bringing it forward from 1 July 2018 to 3 months after the date on which it receives the Royal assent. This amendment reflects the strong support among submitters on the Bill and non-government organisations active in child welfare issues that children in respect of whom an orphan’s benefit or unsupported child’s benefit is paid should not have to wait until 2018 to potentially benefit from this Bill.