Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018; In Committee

12:03 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications and the Arts) Share this | Hansard source

In a nutshell, yes. The amendments will make the current trial sites legislatively consistent with the proposed Bundaberg and Hervey Bay trial site. We believe that this will give certainty to trial participants and local communities. In summary, these amendments, as you indicated, move the current content of the Social Security (Administration) (Trial of Cashless Welfare Arrangements) Determination 2018 into primary legislation, or, in uncontentious cases, such as authorising community bodies, into notifiable instruments. You are, in essence, correct.


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