Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

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Author/s (editor/s):

Jon Altman

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Government and community sector reports

This Bill looks to empower the Australian government to introduce the new social policy institution of the Cashless Debit Card more broadly locationally beyond the two trial regions of Ceduna in South Australia and parts of the East Kimberley in Western Australia; and temporally beyond the trial periods that is to end on 30 June 2018.

In this submission I seek to lay out briefly my concerns about such extension and expansion.

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Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet