Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Regulations and Determinations
Social Security (Coronavirus Economic Response — 2020 Measures No. 14) Determination 2020; Disallowance
That Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Social Security (Coronavirus Economic Response—2020 Measures No. 14) Determination 2020, made under the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 and the Social Security Act 1991, be disallowed [F2020L01093].
The government does not support this disallowance motion. Means testing is a longstanding fundamental component of the income support system. The reintroduction of a liquid asset waiting period is consistent with the targeted support the government is providing to the extension of the coronavirus supplement and the six-month extension to the JobKeeper program.