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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017



(1)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (lines 4 to 6), to be opposed .


( 2 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 3 (lines 7 and 8) , omit the item, substitute:

2  Paragraph 124PF(1)(b)

Omit “30 June 2018”, substitute “30 June 2019”.

3  Subsection 124PF(2)

Omit “up to 3 discrete”, substitute “2 discrete”.

4  Paragraph 124PK(2)(a)

After “voluntary participant”, insert “reached in accordance with the requirements set out in a determination made under subsection (6)”.

5  At the end of section 124PK


             (6)  The Secretary must, by legislative instrument, determine requirements (including procedural requirements) for how an agreement of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) must be reached.

6  At the end of Division 3 of Part 3D


Subdivision C Social support services

124PMA   Social support services to be provided in trial areas

             (1)  The Minister must, by legislative instrument, specify social support services that are to be provided or supported by the Secretary in each trial area.

             (2)  The specified social support services must be able to adequately provide for the care, protection, welfare or safety of adults, child ren or families in the trial area.

[trial of cashless welfare arrangements]