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senate vote 2018-09-11#2

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  • Bills — Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018; Third Reading
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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senate vote 2018-09-11#2

Edited by mackay

on 2018-10-05 12:06:12

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  • <p class="speaker">Mitch Fifield</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of passing this bill in the Senate, with amendments. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a [third time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). The bill will now be sent back to the House of Representatives so that our MPs there can decide whether they agree with the amendments or not.
  • ### What does the bill do?
  • The [bill was introduced to](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r6130):
  • * *expand the cashless debit card arrangements to a further trial site, the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay area, to run until 30 June 2020;*
  • * *specify the class of trial participants for the area and increase the total number of trial participants overall to 15 000;*
  • * *provide for an exception from the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 for merchants that implement product level blocking systems to identify that a cashless debit card is being used for payment and, if any restricted products are being purchased, decline the transaction; and*
  • * *limit the use of the restricted portion of a payment to prevent the portion being used to obtain cash-like products which could be used to obtain alcohol or gambling.*
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill be read a third time.</p>