Access Card exposure draft bill released

The Minister for Human Services, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, has
released an exposure draft of the Human Services (Enhanced Service
Delivery) Bill 2007
for the access card.

The exposure
draft will enable public consultation and comment on the proposed
legislation prior to it being introduced into Parliament in February

The Bill broadly addresses the following areas in relation to the access card, including:

  • Purpose and scope including function creep
  • Information on the card and the register
  • Ownership
  • Protecting the card and the rights of cardholders.

Comments are to be submitted by 12 January 2007.


Exposure draft explanatory material

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