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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Social Services


Amends the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: extend the end date for existing cashless debit card (CDC) trial areas from 30 June 2020 to 30 June 2021 and establish an end date for the CDC trial in the Cape York area of 31 December 2021; remove the cap on the number of CDC trial participants; remove the exclusion to allow people in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay trial area to be able to voluntarily participate in the CDC trial; establish the Northern Territory and Cape York areas as CDC trial areas and transition income management participants in these sites onto the CDC trial in 2020; enable the secretary to advise a community body when a person has exited the CDC trial and remove the requirement that an evaluation be conducted by an independent expert within 6 months of the completion of a review of the CDC trial.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/09/19  
Second reading moved 11/09/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (12/09/2019): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 07/11/2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (18/09/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2019