Supplementary Order Paper No 142

No 142

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Social Security (Commencement of Benefits) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Carmel Sepuloni, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

In clause 2, after “on the day” (page 1, line 6), insert “that is 6 weeks”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 2 so as to delay the commencement of the Bill for 6 weeks. This would give people who have been penalised by the incorrect payment of benefits a window in which to lodge a claim for back payment, in line with natural justice requirements.