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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Page: 22


Senator STORER (South Australia) (13:43): I move the amendment on sheet 8495:

(1) Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 14), after item 15, insert:

15A After section 124PR

Insert:

124PS Evaluation of trial review

(1) If the Minister or the Secretary causes a review of the trial of the cashless welfare arrangements mentioned in section 124PF to be conducted, the Minister must cause the review to be evaluated.

(2) The evaluation must:

(a) be completed within 6 months from the time the Minister receives the review report; and

(b) be conducted by an independent evaluation expert with significant expertise in the social and economic aspects of welfare policy.

(3) The independent expert must:

(a) consult trial participants; and

(b) make recommendations as to:

(i) whether cashless welfare arrangements are effective; and

(ii) whether such arrangements should be implemented outside of a trial area.

(4) The Minister must cause a written report about the evaluation to be prepared.

(5) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament within 15 days after the completion of the report.