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STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT - 18/04/2011 - Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011
STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
House of Representatives committee
Monday, 18 April 2011
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011
Final

CHAIR (Ms Rishworth) —I declare open the second public hearing of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment’s inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011. The committee has been asked by the House of Representatives Selection Committee to inquire into the implications and consequences of the bill. Last Wednesday, the committee held a hearing in Melbourne and heard from some peak bodies as well as some academics. To date, 15 written submissions have been received from a broad range of stakeholders. Today, we will hear from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Department of Human Services, the Australian Council of Social Services, Professor Julian Disney—author of the independent review into the job seeker compliance framework—the National Rights Welfare Network, Mission Australia and the CPSU.

Before taking evidence, I advise members of the media who may be present that they need to fairly and accurately report the proceedings of the parliament. Hansard and Broadcasting are present to make a record of the proceedings, and the hearing will be televised.

[9.14 am]