Sutherland, Social Security

Social Security and Family Assistance Law

Author(s): , Allan Anforth

This 3rd edition comprehensively annotates the social security and family assistance law of Australia, as amended to 5 March 2013. It is the 12th volume in a book series which has annotated the Social Security Act and associated legislation since first publication in 1984. Social security practitioners will find that the 3rd edition maintains the reputation of its predecessors as an indispensable reference for all those engaged in social security and family assistance decision-making, whether as a lawyer, a Tribunal member, a Department or Centrelink officer, or a community advocate. Special features of this new book include: Comprehensive annotations, on a section-by-section basis, covering decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court and the High Court to 1 January 2013;  follows the current structure of the social security and family assistance legislation but also includes consideration of decisions under repealed provisions of the Social Security Act 1991 and the repealed Social Security Act 1947 which have continuing relevance; detailed discussion of areas of social security law which are the subject of ongoing review activity, increasing complexity and/or continuing debate and difficulty; assets and income testing; debt recovery and waiver; compensation recovery; notices; participation requirements; shared care of children; and marital status.

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Research theme: Administrative Law, Regulatory Law and Policy

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