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representatives vote 2019-10-17#2

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on 2020-07-31 11:18:16

Title

  • Bills — Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019; Second Reading
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of the bill's main idea. In other words, they voted to read the bill for a [second time](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/), which means they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ### What is the bill's main idea?
  • According to the [bills digest](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1920a/20bd068):
  • > *The purpose of the Bill is to establish a drug testing trial of 5,000 new recipients of Newstart Allowance (NA) and Youth Allowance (other) (YA) in three discrete locations over two years.*