Footnotes

Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction

[1]        Journals of the Senate, No. 110–20 August 2015, p. 3007.

[2]        See: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Jobs and Training Review, https://indigenousjobsandtrainingreview.dpmc.gov.au/ (accessed 24 August 2015).

[3]        Mr Andrew Forrest, Creating Parity – the Forrest Review, 2014, pp 27–29.

[4]        Mr Andrew Forrest, Creating Parity – the Forrest Review, 2014, p. 103.

[5]        Explanatory Memorandum (EM), p. 2.

[6]        The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015, p. 4.

[7]        EM, p. 4.

[8]        EM, p. 2.

[9]        EM, p. 2.

[10]      EM, p. 3.

[11]      EM, p. 2.

[12]      EM, p. 4.

[13]      EM, p. 2.

[14]      EM, p. 4.

[15]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015, p. 3.

[16]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, 'Ceduna signs MOU to be first trial site for Cashless Welfare Debit Card', Media release, 5 August 2015, http://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015-08-05/ceduna-mou-cashless-welfare-debit-card (accessed 2 September 2015).

[17]      EM, p. [iii].

[18]      Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Human Rights Scrutiny Report: Twenty‑seventh report of the 44th  Parliament, 8 September 2015, pp 20–29.

Chapter 2 - Key issues

[1]        See: District Council of Ceduna (DCC), Submission 1; Yalata Community Inc, Submission 6; Wunan Foundation, Submission 10; Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation (CAC), Submission 12; Empowered Communities, Submission 22; Mr Andrew Forrest, Submission 26.

[2]        See: St Vincent de Paul Society, Submission 9; Australian Association of Social Workers, Submission 13; National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN), Submission 17; Carers Australia, Submission 18; Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Submission 27; North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency, Submission 29; Aboriginal Health Council of WA, Submission 31.

[3]        The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 75.

[4]        Submission 12, p. [3].

[5]        Submission 12, p. [2].

[6]        Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 33.

[7]        See: CAC, Submission 12, p. [2]; Yalata Community Inc, Submission 6, p. [5].

[8]        Mr Michael Haynes, CEO, Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 31.

[9]        Quoted in: Yalata Community Inc, Submission 6, p. [5].

[10]      Submission 1, p. 4.

[11]      Submission 1, p. 1.

[12]      Submission 1, p. 3.

[13]      Submission 16, p. 3.

[14]      Submission 10, pp 1–2.

[15]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015, p. 2.

[16]      Submission 10, p. 3.

[17]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 44.

[18]      Submission 5, p. 2.

[19]      See: St Vincent de Paul Society, Submission 9; AASW, Submission 13; Financial Counselling Australia and Consumer Action Law Centre (FCA CALC), Submission 14; NWRN, Submission 17; Dr Shelley Bielefeld, Submission 19; Adjunct Professor Eva Cox, Submission 24; Dr Shelley Bielefeld, Submission 19; ACOSS, Submission 27; Law Society of NSW (LSNSW), Submission 28; NAAJA, Submission 29; Shire of Halls Creek, Submission 32; Professor Ilan Katz and Mr J Rob Bray, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, pp 6–12.

[20]      LSNSW, Submission 28, p. 2; See: J Rob Bray, Matthew Gray, Kelly Hand and Ilan Katz, Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory: Final Evaluation Report, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW and Australian National University, September 2014, p. xxi.

[21]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 6.

[22]       The Hon Alan Tudge MP, 'Solution to grog on the cards', 19 August 2015, https://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015-08-19/solution-grog-cards (accessed 3 September 2015).

[23]      Submission 26, p. 5.

[24]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 2.

[25]      Submission 15, p. 1.

[26]      See: NWRN, Submission 17, p. 11; Cape York Partnership, Submission 25, pp 11–12; ACOSS, Submission 27, pp 3–4; NAAJA, Submission 29, p. 4.

[27]      Submission 21, p. 11.

[28]      Submission 27, p. 5.

[29]      House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, Alcohol, hurting people and harming communities: inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, June 2015, p. 78.

[30]      CAC, Submission 12, pp 3–4.

[31]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 36.

[32]      See: Wunan Foundation, Submission 10; Empowered Communities, Submission 22.

[33]      Submission 22, p. 1.

[34]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 38.

[35]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 75.

[36]      MOU between the District Council of Ceduna and key representatives of Indigenous Communities across the Far West Region of South Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia, 4 August 2015, https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2194215/ceduna-memorandum-of-understanding.pdf (accessed 21 September 2015).

[37]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 14

[38]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 35.

[39]      Ms Caroline Edwards, First Assistant Secretary, Community Safety and Policy, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPM&C), Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 64.

[40]      See: AASW, Submission 13, p. 4; NWRN, Submission 17, pp 13–14; Law Society of NSW, Submission 28, p. [5]; Aboriginal Health Council of WA, Submission 31, p. 2; Australian Human Rights Commission, Submission 33, pp 1–6; Mrs Susan Thiselton, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 19.

[41]      Submission 9, p. 7.

[42]      Submission 33, p. 4.

[43]      Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (PJCHR), Human Rights Scrutiny Report: Twenty seventh report of the 44th  Parliament, 8 September 2015, p. 22.

[44]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 1.

[45]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 38.

[46]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 33.

[47]      House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 24.

[48]      See: NWRN, Submission 17, pp 13 – 14; LSNSW, Submission 28, pp [4–5].

[49]      PJCHR, Human Rights Scrutiny Report: Twenty seventh report of the 44th  Parliament, 8 September 2015, pp 26–27.

[50]      Department of Social Services, response to questions on notice, 11 September 2015 (received 25 September 2015).

[51]      Mr Mathew Johnston, Executive Manager, Welfare Debit Card Taskforce, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 58.

[52]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 2.

[53]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015, p. 3.

[54]      NWRN, Submission 17, p. 5.

[55]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 27.

[56]      Carers Australia, Submission 18, p. 1.

[57]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Doorstop, Ceduna, 5 August 2015, https://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015-08-05/doorstop-ceduna-sa (accessed 6 October 2015).

[58]      See: Commonwealth Ombudsman, Submission 21, p. 5; NWRN, Submission 17, pp 8–10; ACOSS, Submission 27, p. 2.

[59]      AASW, Submission 13, p. 4.

[60]      See: Mr Peter Pav, Submission 2; Name withheld, Submission 3; Name withheld, Submission 4; Mrs Suzanne Haseldine and Mrs Susan Thiselton, Submission 7; Mr Grant Thiselton, Submission 7; Mrs Rosemary Manchin, Submission 30.

[61]      Submission 3, p. 6.

[62]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 23.

[63]      DSS, response to questions on notice, 11 September 2015 (received 25 September 2015).

[64]      Mr Mathew Johnston, Executive Manager, Welfare Debit Card Taskforce, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 58.

[65]      See: Law Society of NSW, Submission 28, p. [5]; NWRN, Submission 17, p. 17.

[66]      Submission 14, p. 2

[67]      See: NWRN, Submission 17, pp 8–9; Cape York Partnership, Submission 25, pp 11–12.

[68]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 48.

[69]      Cape York Partnership (CYP), Submission 25, p. 12. For further examination of the differences between the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial and the proposed Debit Card Trial, see: Professor Ilan Katz and Mr J Rob Bray, response to question on notice, 11 September 2015), received 6 October 2015.

[70]      Submission 21, p. 12.

[71]      Submission 21, p. 12.

[72]      EM, p. 4.

[73]      Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 67.

[74]      Submission 32, p. 3.

[75]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 2.

[76]      EM, p. 5.

[77]      See: NWRN, Submission 17, p. 3; ACOSS, Submission 27, p. 3; NAAJA, Submission 29, pp 4‑5.

[78]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 12.

[79]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 18.

[80]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015, p. 2.

[81]      Submission 12, p. [4].

[82]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 32.

[83]      Submission 26, p. 4.

[84]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 20.

[85]      Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 22.

[86]      Submission 32, p. 7.

[87]      Budget 2015–16, Budget Paper No. 2: Budget Measures, Part 2: Expense Measures, Social Services, http://budget.gov.au/2015-16/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-20.htm (accessed 3 September 2015).

[88]      DSS, answer to question on notice SQ15-000691, 4 June 2015 (received 13 July 2015), http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Senate_Estimates/clacctte/estimates/bud1516/Social%20Services/index (accessed 3 September 2015).

[89]      DPM&C, Consultations in Ceduna and the East Kimberley, tabled 11 September 2015, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Debit_Card_Trial/Additional_Documents (accessed 30 September 2015).

[90]      See: Name withheld, Submission 4, p. 3; NWRN, Submission 17, p. 7; ACOSS, Submission 27, p. 4; NAAJA, Submission 29, pp 14–15;

[91]      NWRN, Submission 17, p. 7.

[92]      Ms Caroline Edwards, First Assistant Secretary, Community Safety and Policy, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 66.

[93]      See: NWRN, Supplementary Submission 17, pp 1–2.

[94]      Submission 20, p. 1.

[95]      PJCHR, Human rights scrutiny report, twenty-seventh report of the 44th Parliament, 8 September 2015, pp 28–29.

[96]      Submission 20, p. 2.

[97]      DSS, response to question on notice, 25 September 2015 (received 6 October 2015).

[98]      See: NWRN, Submission 17, pp 9–11; ACOSS, Submission 27, pp 3–4; NAAJA, Submission 29, pp 7–13.

[99]      Submission 14, p. 3.

[100]    Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 53.

[101]    Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 39.

[102]    Australian Bankers' Association, 'Submission to Creating Parity – the Forrest Review', 19 September 2014, p. 3, http://indigenousjobsandtrainingreview.dpmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/get-involved/public-submissions/australian_bankers_association.pdf (accessed 2 September 2015).

[103]    Submission 23, p. 1.

[104]    The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 75.

[105]    Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 54.

[106]    See: ACOSS, Submission 27, p. 4; NAAJA, Submission 29, p. 3.

[107]    Submission 13, pp 3–4.

[108]    The Hon Alan Tudge MP, House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 75.

[109]    House of Representatives Hansard, 15 September 2015, p. 75.

[110]    Submission 15, p. 2.

[111]    Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, pp 58–59.

[112]    See: NWRN, Submission 17, p. 15; Dr Shelley Bielefeld, Submission 19, p. 15.

[113]    Don Arthur, 'Income management', Parliamentary Library Budget review 2015-16, http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/BudgetReview201516/Income (accessed 2 September 2015).

[114]    DSS, answer to question on notice SQ15-000805, 4 June 2015 (received 15 July 2015), http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Senate_Estimates/clacctte/estimates/bud1516/Social%20Services/index (accessed 3 September 2015).

[115]    The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Doorstop, Canberra, 19 August 2015, https://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015-08-19/doors-canberra (accessed 3 September 2015).

[116]    Creating Parity – the Forrest Review, 2014, p. 106.

[117]    Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, Department of Social Services, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 54.

[118]    Mr Finn Pratt, Secretary, DSS, Estimates Hansard, 4 June 2015, p. 72.

Additional Comments from Labor Senators

[1]        See: National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN), Submission 17, p. 11; Cape York Partnership (CYP), Submission 25, pp 11–12; Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Submission 27, pp 3–4; North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), Submission 29, p. 4.  

[2]        Yalta Community Incorporation, Submission 6, p. 1.

[3]        Empowering Communities, Submission 22, p. 2.

[4]        See: Financial Counselling Australia and Consumer Action Law Centre. Submission 14; NWRN, Submission 17.

Dissenting Report Australian Greens

[1]        Department of Social Services, Submission 15, p. [1–2].

[2]        Law Society of New South Wales, Submission 28, p. 2.

[3]        Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), Submission 27, p. 1.

[4]        House of Representatives Hansard, 19 August 2015.

[5]        Australian Greens, Dissenting report: Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015, 15 June 2015.

[6]        National Welfare Rights Network, Submission: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015, p. 15; ACOSS, Submission: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015, p. 2.

[7]        Don Arthur, Income Management: A Quick Guide, Parliamentary Library, 2015, p. 6.

[8]        Eva Cox, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Submission 24, pp. 1-2.

[9]        J Rob Bray, Matthew Gray, Kelly Hand and Ilan Katz, Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory: Final Evaluation Report, September 2014, pp. 2–3.

[10]      Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory, pp. xxi-xxii.

[11]      Mr J Rob Bray, Australian National University, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 6.

[12]      Submission 29, p. 5.

[13]      Supplementary Submission 17, p. 2.

[14]      Shire of Halls Creek, Submission 32, pp. 6-7.

[15]      Submission 32, p. 7.

[16]      Submission 32, pp. 1-2.

[17]      Shire of Halls Creek, correspondence, received 8 October 2015, p. 2.

[18]      Personal communication.

[19]      Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, Department of Social Services (DSS), Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015, p. 54.

[20]      DSS, response to questions on notice, 25 September 2015, (received 6 October 2015), p. 7.

[21]      Australian Government, Cashless Debit Card Trial – Merchant Information, 24 August 2015, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/08_2015/cashless-debit-card-trial-merchant-information-aug_24_2.pdf (accessed 12 October 2015).

[22]      See: NWRN, Submission 17.

[23]      DSS, response to questions on notice, 25 September 2015, (received 6 October 2015), p. 10.

[24]      NWRN, Submission 17, p. 13-14; Law Society of New South Wales, Submission 28, pp. 4-5.

[25]      Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-seventh report of the 44th Parliament, 8 September 2015, p. 27.

[26]      See: Mr J Rob Bray, Professor Illan Katz, Adjunct Professor Eva Cox, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015.

[27]      Dr Roslyn Baxter, Group Manager, Families Group, DSS, Committee Hansard, 11 September 2015.

[28]      The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Additional services for Ceduna as part of welfare card trial, media release, 8 October 2015, http://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015-10-08/additional-services-ceduna-part-welfare-card-trial (accessed 12 October 2015).

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