Senate debates

Monday, 19 June 2017

Questions without Notice

Social Security

2:50 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, Senator Ryan. In the government's recent budget it announced drug testing trials for 5,000 new income support recipients in a number of locations in Australia. On 15 June A Current Affair,the program on Channel Nine, identified sites including north of Brisbane, Western Sydney and Melbourne's north-west as potential trial sites for drug testing income support recipients. Can the minister confirm that these sites are being considered? If so, on what basis is the decision being made and, if not, when will the government inform Australia as to those trial sites?

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Dwight Walker
Posted on 20 Jun 2017 11:53 am (Report this comment)

Drugs are a huge problem in Caboolture. It kills business and stops people getting jobs.

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