Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 11 of 2017 Scrutiny committee (05/09/2017): CASHLESS DEBIT CARD BILL 2017

Full text of deliberations can be located in the NOTES section, via Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017


The committee thanks the minister for his response and has concluded its examination of the proposed legislation. 2.276

  • The preceding analysis indicates that concerns remain as to whether the trial is effective to achieve its stated objectives. 2.277
  • The analysis further indicates that, based on the information provided, the measures may not be a reasonable and proportionate limitation on human rights. 2.278
  • Accordingly, noting concerns raised by previous human rights assessments of the trial and related concerns regarding income management identified in the committee’s 2016 Review of Stronger Future measures, the measures may not be compatible with the right to social security, the right to privacy and family and the right to equality and non-discrimination.
  • If the bill is passed, the committee will consider the human rights implications of the legislative instruments once they are received.



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