Report

Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]

15 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-221-0

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 24KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 44KB)

Referral
Purpose of the Bill
Background
Key provisions of the Bill
Consideration of the Bill by other committees
Conduct of the Inquiry
Acknowledgement
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 69KB)

Definition of serious offences
Financial impact of the Bill
Impact on clinical service delivery and reintegration
Definition of a 'period of reintegration'
Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 58KB)

Policy Rationale
The definition of serious offence
Financial impact of the Bill
Impact on clinical service delivery and reintegration
Consultation
Definition of a 'period of reintegration'
Conclusion

Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 51KB)

The need for greater attention on indefinite incarceration
Inappropriate to draw a distinction between serious and non-serious offence
Federal responsibility to provide basic living costs to those not convicted of a crime
Inappropriate to deny support because of duration of stay in psychiatric facility
Consequences of withdrawing Federal support
Choice and control – a federal responsibility
Period of reintegration
Administrative barriers to re-entry into the community
Amending the definition of serious offence
Right of appeal
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 13KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

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