📍STATEMENT CONCERNING SOCIAL SECURITY (ADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT (CONTINUATION OF CASHLESS WELFARE) BILL 2020
This bill should never have been tabled in an Australian parliament.
Without hyperbole or hysteria, we inform you that this bill is dangerous,contradictory and so wide open to abuse we consider it a wilful and a criminal dereliction of governments duty that throws out the oath of office and any comprehension of governments duty of care.
If this bill is is passed, it will have established once and for all, a dedicated pogrom of state enforced socio-economic apartheid, and will have created a new and depreciating human rights standard in Australia that if taken to its full extent and applied nationally, will completely alter what it means to be an Australian citizen, for over five million people and their children.
Several articles and changes being made within this bill remove cultural, civil, criminal, privacy and legal rights completely. These changes come with provisions that mean they cannot be disallowed or rescinded.
An entire class of people, all centrelink recipients, in this bill, are being incrementally, "legally" and methodically segregated from the rest of the Australian community by the Morrison government. Their legal rights are being removed, their right to appeal curtailed, accountability of the minister minimised at the same time parliamentary oversight of this legislation is being eviscerated.
This bill seeks to impose a permanent, new and unaccountable, unqualified judiciary upon Australian taxpaying citizens.
This bill changes the very nature of what Social Security entitlements are, how they function, and does so without disclosing critical realities of the form and function of those changes - including changes being made to existing legal frameworks; the removal of legal and social protections and the permanent and ideologically motivated reinterpretation of Human Rights legislation without scrutiny, debate or vote. This places social security recipients forced onto this pogrom, permanently outside of the protection of law.
With the formal addition of age pension in this bill and inserted as it is into the primary legislation itself without caveat, any statements made in the Memorandum of Understanding qualifying its inclusion or limitations of its inclusion, remain legally meaningless as they do not carry over into the legislation itself.
This bill empowers the minister to a god like status both over the legislation perimeters and in the lives of forced participants.
This bill removes almost all parliamentary oversight through the imposing of notifiable instruments and non-disallowance measures - this includes removing independent evaluation measures currently in place that the current minister has already subverted by failing to deliver in a timely fashion, the Adelaide University report due Oct 2019.
Beyond the direct impact of this bill on those forced onto this pogrom and the removal of multiple legal rights it enforces without caveat or the inclusion of complimentary/additional protections , the institutionalisation and documentation of supreme powers it offers the minister, the overt lies and lies of omission contained within this bill are some of the most stark, draconian, regressive and abusive that we have ever seen bought before parliament in this or any other legislation.
Both the Memorandum of Understanding and the Human Rights Compatibility Statement intentionally mislead the Australian parliament and the Australian people.
- This bill will end Closing the Gap, except in shell or name only.
- This bill denies and undermines the mission statements of every social service in Australia, including that of the Department of Social Services itself.
- This bill absurdly and recklessly ignores key evidence of social harms and the conclusions and recommendations of every government report ever written in 13 years of forced income management policy.
- This bill includes additions of even more restrictions, limitations and human rights breaches. it openly admits to existing multiple breaches of human rights legislation and non discrimination legislation yet attempts to justify these in the weakest possible terms omitting informed historical and recent assessments, relevant key factors and evidence.
- This bill ignores the current legislative requirement for evidence based policy and for procession only based on successful evaluation.
- If this bill is passed, refugees, asylum seekers and state prisoners will have more access to the protections of law and human rights protections than people forced onto this pogrom.
This bill is an atrocity and an insult to the generations that have come before us. If it is passed, it's impacts will be very quickly and violently self evident without our description of them.
Any member of parliament, of any party or political position considering voting for this bill or conceding to any measure contained within this bill, should be condemned.