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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020


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

Summary

Amends the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to: remove the trial parameters to establish the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) as an ongoing program; establish the Northern Territory and Cape York areas as CDC program areas and transition income management participants in these areas to the CDC program in 2021; remove a current exclusion to enable people in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay program area to voluntary participate in the CDC program; enable a voluntary participant to continue to volunteer for the CDC even if they no longer reside in a program area; enable the secretary to advise a community body when a person has exited the CDC program; enable the minister to determine decision-making principles for the purposes of determining whether a person can demonstrate reasonable and responsible management of the person's affairs; enable the secretary to review a wellbeing exemption or exit determination in certain circumstances and remove the determination as a result of such a review; enable the secretary to issue and revoke a notice informing a person that they are a CDC program participant; remove the requirement that an evaluation be conducted by an independent expert of a review of the CDC program; and extend the sunset date for income management in Cape York from 30 June 2020 to 31 December 2021.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08/10/20  
Second reading moved 08/10/20  
Second reading debate 12/11/20  
Second reading debate 02/12/20  
Second reading debate 07/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 07/12/20  
Consideration in detail debate 07/12/20  
Third reading agreed to 07/12/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/12/20  
Second reading moved 08/12/20  
Second reading debate 08/12/20  
Second reading debate 09/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 09/12/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/12/20 Amendment details: 10 Government and 4 Independent (Senator Patrick) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/12/20
(after midnight)
 
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/12/20 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/12/20  
Assent 17/12/20 Act no: 136 - Year: 2020
     

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 relating to sheet TK264

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet TK265

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet TK265]

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  • Government [sheet TK264]

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  • Independent [sheet 1171]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 1173]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes