Report

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015

2 March 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-381-1

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 12KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 55KB)

Referral
Purpose of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Context of the bill
Key provisions of the Bill

Chapter 2 - Key issues and committee view (PDF 72KB)

Lack of consultation
Ministerial determinations
Remote income support scheme may be discriminatory
Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 63KB)

Lack of consultation with communities and providers
Breadth of Ministerial discretion
Parliamentary scrutiny
Importance of access to social security safety net and safeguards
Transfer of responsibilities to CDP providers
Taper rates
Human rights compatibility and indirect discrimination
Conclusion

Australian Greens Dissenting Report (PDF 87KB)

Introduction
Reporting date
Consultation
Differences from CDEP
Discrimination
Fundamental change to social security
Shift from the Department of Human Services to providers
Decisions made by services providers, not the Department of Human Services
Appeals process
Employment conditions
Incentives for applying penalties
The Community Investment Fund
Patronage
Concerns about the safety of provider employees
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 (PDF 10KB)

Submissions
Answers to Questions taken on Notice

APPENDIX 2 (PDF 12KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015

Past Public Hearings

19 Feb 2016: Melbourne , VIC

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