Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-004-2

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Committee Members


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Purpose of the bill
  Key provisions
  Legislative Scrutiny
  Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Evidence for the trial
  Processes involved in drug testing
  Consequences of a positive test
  Increased demand on services
  Other matters
  Concluding committee view

Dissenting Report by Labor Senators

  Expert advice

Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens

  No consultation with community
  Stigma from testing and income management
  Technicalities of drug testing
  Treatment services
  No support for addressing the underlying causes of addiction
  Lack of transparency around costs

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515