Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Bill 2007 and four related bills concerning the Northern Territory National Emergency Response

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Bill 2007 and four related bills concerning the Northern Territory National Emergency Response

13 August 2007

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007
ISBN 978-0-642-71858-7

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Members of the Committee (PDF 18KB)
 
Abbreviations (PDF 11KB)
 
Recommendations (PDF 11KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 35KB)

Background
Conduct of the inquiry
Main provisions of the bills
  National Emergency Response Bill
  Welfare Payment Reform Bill
  National Emergency Response and Other Measures Bill

 
Chapter 2 - Key Issues (PDF 85KB)

Consultation
The need for long term commitments
Whether the bills are discriminatory
Breadth of Minister's powers under the bills
Permit system
Compulsory acquisition of five-year leases
Changes to CDEP program
Income management regime
Funding to address inadequate housing
Restrictions on the availability of alcohol
Restrictions on pornography

 
Chapter 3 - Committee View (PDF 25KB)
 
Additional Comments by the Australian Labor Party (PDF 50KB)

Appropriations
Immediate and long term action, planning and
response to the Little Children are Sacred report
Permit system
Compulsory acquisition of rights, titles and interest in land
  Negotiation rather than compulsory acquisition
  Just terms
  Compulsory lease provisions
Welfare reform
Changes to CDEP
Minister's powers to give directions in relation to assets
Requirements for reporting

 
Dissenting report by the Australian Democrats (PDF 49KB)
 
Dissenting report by the Australian Greens (PDF 79KB)
 
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information received (PDF 19KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee (PDF 15KB)
 
Appendix 3 - Proof Committee Hansard* (PDF 551KB)
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Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
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Australia

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Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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