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Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

Statement to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Inquiry on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

Thank you to the Committee for providing the opportunity to comment on this Bill.

As noted in UnitingCare Australia’s written submission, we’ve previously indicated support for reform of Social Services legislation when it is informed by a thorough analysis of the needs of individuals and families who access the welfare system. It’s paramount that the impacts of any reform are thoroughly and transparently assessed prior to changes being implemented that may result in adverse impacts on the most vulnerable members of our community.