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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Page: 7457

Debit Card Trial

To the honourable President and members of the senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned wish to express our concern in regard to the SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (Debit Card) BILL 2015 and its mandatory nature.

The Initiative is paternalistic and will serve to discriminate and stigmatise not only those it's meant to protect but also those who manage their affairs in a responsible manner.

Not only in the region where individuals reside will they be identified as someone incapable of managing their own affairs, they will have that discrimination and stigmatisation follow them around the country.

We humbly call on you to reject the legislation in its current form.

by Senator Siewert (from 288 citizens).

Petitions received.