Monday, 12 February 2018
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017; In Committee
Could I take the opportunity, with the crossbench here, to say that it's been clear tonight that the position adopted by the government is based on flawed analysis of what's been happening in the Kimberley and Ceduna areas. We take the view that the crossbench should support this because it's a good middle position between what the government's proposing and complete opposition to this bill. It provides a number of amendments that would have softened the bill, but you've voted against that. Now's the opportunity for you to actually reconsider and support a proposition that means a good middle ground on this bill.
The CHAIR: The question is that item 1 of schedule 1 stand as printed.