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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: provide that the Secretary of the Department of Social Services is the decision maker for all cashless debit card exit applications; broaden the criteria for the exit provisions to enable the secretary to take into account a person’s ability to manage their affairs generally, including their financial affairs; clarify that exit applications need to be made in a form that is approved by the secretary; and expand the wellbeing exemption provisions so that they apply more broadly across all regions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/07/19  
Second reading moved 25/07/19  
Second reading debate 30/07/19  
Second reading agreed to 30/07/19  
Third reading agreed to 30/07/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31/07/19  
Second reading moved 31/07/19  
Second reading debate 31/07/19  
Second reading agreed to 31/07/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 31/07/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/08/19  
Third reading agreed to 01/08/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/08/19  
Assent 12/08/19 Act no: 62 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8733]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8734]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Opposition [sheet 8731]
BROWN, Sen Carol

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  • Opposition [sheet 8730]
BROWN, Sen Carol

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  • Opposition [sheet 8729]
BROWN, Sen Carol

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)