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AGAINST – Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Repeal of Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures) Bill 2022

Greens Senator Janet Rice moved an amendment to the second reading of the bill:

At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate calls on the Government to: (a) provide a clear plan for an end to all compulsory income management, which disproportionately impacts First Nations peoples; and (b) urgently and significantly increase the funding for community and support services through a jobs and services plan, including redirecting any savings from the abolition of the cashless debit card to these services". 

The motion was voted down with 41 votes against and 11 in favour. 

Senator Pocock voted NO.