Supplementary Order Paper No 137

No 137

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Support for Children in Hardship Bill

Proposed amendment

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

New clause 9AA

After clause 9 (page 4, after line 25), insert:

9AA Section 102A amended (Work test obligations)

After section 102A(1), insert:


The work test obligations for a recipient of sole parent support who has at least 1 dependant under the age of 5 years must take into account the availability of, and access to, an approved early-childhood education programme as defined in regulation 3 of the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper inserts new clause 9AA, amending section 102A of the Social Security Act 1964, to ensure that the work test obligations for sole parents take into account the availability of appropriate and affordable childcare or early childhood education.