Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:30): Minister, before you answer that question, I have a supplementary question to that one. It is in terms of the fact that one of the core aspects of the trial was an audit of the current services and then community consultation to augment those current services. I am interested to see whether a similar process has occurred anywhere else with quite a specialised preparation. In the paperwork we received on the trial, it was very clear that there had been a specific audit of the current services in the region and discussions with the state government about the services they are providing and then, on top of that, with community consultation, Minister Tudge provided the augmentation of the million dollars. In terms of having a direct comparison, will there be any place that would have had that same degree of service focus to make that kind of comparison, or are you preparing to have a more general process about similar services rather than the same?