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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to remove certain restrictions on the cashless debit card trial and thereby allow the extension of trial arrangements in current sites and to further sites.

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 17/08/17  
Second reading moved 17/08/17  
Second reading debate 26/10/17  
Second reading debate 05/02/18  
Second reading debate 06/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 06/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 06/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/02/18  
Second reading moved 07/02/18  
Second reading debate 07/02/18  
Second reading debate 08/02/18  
Second reading debate 12/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/02/18 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/02/18  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 13/02/18 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/18  
Assent 20/02/18 Act no: 3 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet AS301]

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  • Opposition [sheet 8354]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (17/08/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (06/12/2017)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/09/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 11 of 2017
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (06/09/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 12 of 2017
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)