Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019; In Committee
Yes, it is.
The amendments that the opposition are putting forward on sheet 8731 will require the department to make a decision on the application to leave the card within 21 business days, and there is a stop-the-clock provision to extend the time when further information is requested from the applicant. We believe that this is a fair amendment because people should be able to get off the card in a timely fashion and get on with their lives. I recommend the amendment.