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Employment Services Amendment Act 1995

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Act No. 148 of 1995 as made
An Act to amend the Employment Services Act 1994 and the Social Security Act 1991, and for related purposes
Date of Assent 16 Dec 1995
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148, 1995

Making Information
- Assented to 16 December 1995

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

CONTENTS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Amendment of the Employment Services Act 1994
4. Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991
SCHEDULE 1
AMENDMENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACT 1994
SCHEDULE 2
AMENDMENT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Employment Services Act 1994 and the
Social Security Act 1991, and for related purposes

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SECT 1
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Employment Services Amendment Act 1995.


(Minister's second reading speech made in -
House of Representatives on 23 October 1995
Senate on 25 October 1995)

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.(1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


(2) Part 4 of Schedule 1 commences on 20 September 1996.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SECT 3
Amendment of the Employment Services Act 1994

3. The Employment Services Act 1994 is amended in accordance with the applicable items in Schedule 1, and the other items in Schedule 1 have effect according to their terms.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SECT 4
Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991

4. The Social Security Act 1991 is amended as set out in Schedule 2.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Section 3
AMENDMENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACT 1994
PART 1-CES NOTIFICATION AND INTERVIEW OF PARTICIPANTS
IN THE CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
1. Subsections 27(2), (3) and (4):
Omit the subsections, substitute:
Notification and interview after a person becomes a participant
"(2) If:
(a) a person has become a participant in the case management system;
and
(b) the person has not already been interviewed under subsection (1)
in connection with so becoming a participant; and
(c) the person has not been referred to a case manager at any time
since so becoming a participant; and
(d) the CES becomes of the opinion that if:
(i) the CES were to ask the person to attend or take part in an
interview with the CES under this subsection; and
(ii) the person were to attend or take part in the interview;
the person could reasonably be referred to a case manager within 24
days after the date of the interview;
the CES must:
(e) give the person a written notice stating that he or she has
become a participant in the case management system; and
(f) ask the person:
(i) to attend an interview with the CES; or
(ii) to take part in an interview with the CES by telephone,
video-link or similar means.
Note: Sections 28A and 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (which
deal with service of documents) apply to a notice given under this
subsection.".
2. Paragraph 27(5)(a):
Omit "(3) or (4)", substitute "(2)".
3. Section 28:
Omit "27(3), (4)", substitute "27(2)".
4. Application
The amendments made by this Part apply to a person who becomes a
participant in the case management system before, at or after the
commencement of this item.
5. Transitional - pre-commencement participants in the case management
system
(1) Subsection 27(2) of the Employment Services Act 1994 as amended
by this Part does not apply to a person if the person:

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(a) was a participant in the case management system immediately
before the commencement of this item; and
(b) had already been given a request under section 27 of that Act
before the commencement of this item.
(2) Despite the amendments made by this Part, subsection 27(5) and
section 28 of the Employment Services Act 1994 continue to apply, in
relation to a request given before the commencement of this item, as
if those amendments had not been made.
(3) Paragraph 27(2)(e) of the Employment Services Act 1994 as
amended by this Part does not apply to a participant in the case
management system if, before the commencement of this item, he or she
had been given a notice to the effect that he or she had become such a
participant.


PART 2 - JOB COMPACT ELIGIBILITY
6. Subsection 39(10):
Add at the end:
"; and (c) throughout the period of 18 months ending at that
time, the person was registered with the CES.".
7. Subsection 39(14):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
Determinations about terminating events and resetting CES registration
to zero
"(14) The Minister may make a written determination:
(a) that a specified event or circumstance is a terminating event
for the purposes of subsection (13); or
(b) that a specified event or circumstance resets a person's CES
registration to zero for the purposes of paragraph (10)(c).
A determination has effect accordingly.
When determination resets CES registration to zero
"(14A) A determination covered by paragraph (14)(b) resets a
person's CES registration to zero if, and only if, the determination
provides that the person is taken, for the purposes of paragraph
(10)(c):
(a) to have ceased, at a specified time, to be registered with the
CES; and
(b) to have recommenced, 24 hours later, to be registered with the
CES.".
8. Section 39:
Add at the end:
Registration with the CES
"(16) For the purposes of this section, a person is registered with
the CES if, and only if, the person is registered by the CES as being
unemployed.".
9. Transitional - pre-commencement eligibility not affected
A person who became eligible for the Job Compact before the
commencement of this item does not cease to be eligible for the Job
Compact merely because of the amendment of subsection 39(10) of the
Employment Services Act 1994 made by this Part.
Note: Such a person remains eligible for the Job Compact until a
terminating event happens: see subsection 39(13) of the Employment
Services Act 1994.
10. Transitional - pre-commencement determinations remain in force
(1) This item applies to a determination that was in force under
subsection 39(14) of the Employment Services Act 1994 immediately
before the commencement of this item.
(2) The Employment Services Act 1994 as amended by this Part has
effect, after the commencement of this item, as if the determination
had been made under subsection 39(14) of that Act as amended by this
Part.


PART 3 - ESRA'S USE OF CREDIT CARDS
11. Subsection 70(2):
Add at the end:
"(f) to obtain goods or services on credit from any person by the
use of a credit card.".


PART 4 - AMALGAMATION OF JOB SEARCH ALLOWANCE AND NEWSTART ALLOWANCE
12. Section 28:
Omit "sections 546C and 630C", substitute "section 630C".
13. Section 28 (note):
Omit "job search allowance,".
14. Section 31:
Omit "sections 546C and 630C", substitute "section 630C".
15. Section 31 (note):
Omit "job search allowance,".
16. Subsection 36(2):
Omit "job search allowance, or newstart allowance,", substitute
"newstart allowance".
17. Paragraph 39(1)(e):

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Omit "job search allowance, or newstart allowance,", substitute
"newstart allowance".
18. Paragraph 39(10)(a):
Omit "a job search allowance, or a newstart allowance,", substitute "a
newstart allowance".
Note: The heading to subsection 39(10) of the Employment Services Act
1994 is altered by omitting "job search allowance,".
19. Paragraph 39(10)(b):
Omit all the words after "the person", substitute "received an income
support payment; and".
20. Subsection 39(10):
Add at the end:
"Note: Income support payment is defined by subsection (17).".
21. Subsection 39(11):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
Gaps in receipt of income support payment
"(11) For the purposes of paragraph (10)(b), if:
(a) a person is in receipt of an income support payment; and
(b) in a case where the person has been in receipt of an income
support payment for a period of less than 12 months - the person
ceases for a period (the gap period) of not longer than 6 weeks to be
in receipt of an income support payment; and
(c) in a case where the person has been in receipt of an income
support payment for a period of at least 12 months - the person ceases
for a period (the gap period) of not longer than 13 weeks to be in
receipt of an income support payment; and
(d) at the end of the gap period, the person begins to receive an
income support payment;
the person is taken to have been in receipt of an income support
payment throughout the gap period.
Note: Income support payment is defined by subsection (17).".
22. Section 39:
Add at the end:
Definition
"(17) In this section:
income support payment means:
(a) newstart allowance under the Social Security Act 1991; or
(b) youth training allowance under Part 8 of the Student and Youth
Assistance Act 1973.".
23. Paragraph 40(1)(a):
Omit "one", substitute "either".
24. Subparagraph 40(1)(a)(i):
Omit the subparagraph.
25. Subparagraph 40(1)(a)(ii):
Omit "or".
26. Paragraph 40(2)(a):
Omit "job search allowance", substitute "newstart allowance and is
under 18".
27. Paragraph 40(2)(b):
After "newstart allowance" insert "and is 18 or over".
28. Subsection 40(6) (definition of Job Search Activity Agreement):
After "Social Security Act 1991" insert "as in force immediately
before 20 September 1996".
29. Paragraph 41(1)(a):
Omit "one", substitute "either".
30. Subparagraph 41(1)(a)(i):
Omit the subparagraph.
31. Paragraph 41(2)(a):
Omit "one", substitute "either".
32. Subparagraph 41(2)(a)(i):
Omit the subparagraph.
33. Paragraph 41(3)(a):
Omit "job search allowance", substitute "newstart allowance and is
under 18".
34. Paragraph 41(3)(b):
After "newstart allowance" insert "and is 18 or over".
35. Subsection 41(6) (definition of Job Search Activity Agreement):
After "Social Security Act 1991" insert "as in force immediately
before 20 September 1996".
36. Subsection 43(2) (note):
Omit "sections 513 and", substitute "section".
37. Subsection 43(2) (note):
Omit "job search allowance,".
38. Paragraph 45(3)(a):
Omit "a Job Search Activity Agreement,".
Note 1: The heading to section 45 of the Employment Services Act 1994
is altered by omitting "Job Search Activity Agreements,".
Note 2: The heading to subsection 45(3) of the Employment Services Act
1994 is altered by omitting "Job Search Activity Agreement,".
39. Subsection 45(3):
Omit "Job Search Activity Agreement," (last occurring).
40. Subsection 45(4):
Omit "a Job Search Activity Agreement,".
Note: The heading to subsection 45(4) of the Employment Services Act
1994 is altered by omitting "Job Search Activity Agreement,".
41. Subsection 45(5):
Omit "a job search allowance,".
Note: The heading to subsection 45(5) of the Employment Services Act
1994 is altered by omitting "job search allowance or newstart
allowance" and substituting "newstart allowance or youth training
allowance".
42. Subsection 45(7):
Omit "sections 516 and 595 of the Social Security Act 1991 have
effect, in relation to the person, as if a reference in those sections
to a Job Search Activity Agreement or", substitute "section 595 of the
Social Security Act 1991 has effect, in relation to the person, as if
a reference in that section to".
43. Subsection 45(9):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
Modification of activity test requirements under the Social Security
Act 1991
"(9) During the person's case management period, section 601 of the
Social Security Act 1991 has effect, in relation to the person, as if
a reference in that section to a Newstart Activity Agreement between
the CES and the person were a reference to a Case Management Activity
Agreement between a case manager and the person.".
44. Subsection 45(11):
Omit "542A, 542B,".
45. Subsection 45(11):
Omit "a Job Search Activity Agreement or".
46. Subsection 45(15) (definitions of Job Search Activity Agreement
and job search allowance):
Omit the definitions.
47. Subsection 46(2):
Omit "2.11 or".
48. Subsection 46(5):
Omit "sections 546C and", substitute "section".
49. Subsection 46(5) (note):
Omit "job search allowance,".
50. Paragraph 149(2)(c):
Omit "job search allowance,".
Note: The heading to section 149 of the Employment Services Act
1994 is altered by omitting "job search allowance,".
51. Paragraph 149(2)(d):
Omit "589 or".
52. Subsection 149(4) (definition of job search allowance):
Omit the definition.
53. Paragraph 155(2)(c):
Omit "job search allowance,".
Note: The heading to section 155 of the Employment Services Act 1994
is altered by omitting "job search allowance or newstart allowance"
and substituting "newstart allowance or youth training allowance".
54. Paragraph 155(2)(d):
Omit "589 or".
55. Subsection 155(4) (definition of job search allowance):
Omit the definition.
56. Transitional - pre-commencement payments of job search allowance
(1) This item applies to a payment of job search allowance received
at any time before the commencement of this item.
(2) Subsections 39(10), (11) and (17), 40(1) and (2) and 41(1), (2)
and (3) of the Employment Services Act 1994 have effect, after the
commencement of this item, as if the payment were a payment of
newstart allowance.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 148 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Section 4
AMENDMENT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991
1. Section 1337:
Omit "or the Student and Youth Assistance Act 1973", substitute ", the
Student and Youth Assistance Act 1973 or the Employment Services Act
1994".