Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Pensions and Benefits; Order for the Production of Documents
I, and also on behalf of Senators O'Neill and McCarthy, move:
(1) That the Senate notes that legal professional privilege is not a recognised ground for refusing to provide information to the Senate.
(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Government Services, by 5pm on 28 November 2019, all legal advice that has been received by the Government, the Department of Human Services, or Services Australia, relating to the 2015-16 Budget Measure 'Better Management of the Social Welfare System', the Online Compliance Intervention (OCI), the Employment Income Confirmation (EIC), and the Check and Update Past Information (CUPI), known as the 'Online Compliance Programme'.