Second Reading Speeches

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management Reform) Bill 2023

Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Further to the

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Repeal of Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures) Act 2022
, the bill amends the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to: expand access to the enhanced income management regime; enable people subject to the existing income management regime to move to the enhanced income management regime, thereby allowing them access to the BasicsCard bank account and superior SmartCard; and direct new entrants to the enhanced income management regime, ensuring no new participant is issued the BasicsCard.

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