Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Committee Stage – Part 5 – Video 2
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Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill – Committee Stage – Part 5 – Video 2


I called in that one Oh excellent thank you madam chair I rise and it’s fantastic to take a second call my second ever call on what is a fantastic summation going on here by my colleagues we’ve got the Social Security legislative rewrite bill and I’m just happy to be here to talk about what is as my colleague the Honorable Alfred Niro said our very important part of the bill talking about the sanctions and I want to talk about in particular cause 2 3 2 in part 5 of this bill so what are we talking about here we’re talking about the cause it’s that looks at the good and sufficient reason for non-compliance and and such that there’s a default from MST so what I have here is an SOP from my fantastic colleague the Honorable Louise upstone and she has a new as she saw today she has she is an SOP here to amend part 5 of Clause 2 3 2 and it is to the following the compliance was dependent on any assistance specified by MST including the availability of online MST services and I think that this is a really important cause to add in a day and in a in an age of technological change we’re they should have access to update their enrollment details or changes in circumstances changes in address changes in employment status via the online capabilities and I just think that this is an important amendment to to make that you know brings us together into the 21st century and make sure that the beneficiaries have a requirement to go online and update their status in order to avoid being in default and putting into default by MSD so I just think that this is a really important thing and I can mean to my colleague the Honourable Lewis UPS and for putting this forward because I think that you know I spoke about incentives in my maiden speech yesterday mr. chair and I think that this part of the bill is all about putting the right incentives in place to ensure that beneficiaries are given the the the push that they need in order to do whatever they can to get back into the workforce and become gainfully employed so I do want to wrap up by just saying that my honourable colleague Lewis upstone from taupo I I really commend her for what is I think a really important pass part of the cause and you know I’m all about making sure that everybody has access to [Laughter] so I think I’ll just leave it there mr. chair and and and we’ll keep going from there so I’d like to I’d like to get some debate and discussion on this sop because I think it’s a really important part to debate and all I’ve heard from the opposition is complaints where where where is there discussion near debate this sob so absolutely so absolutely so I will just leave it there mr. chair and say that you know I I once again commend my colleague the Honorable Louise Upson for putting this SOP on the table thank you I call Christine oh thank you very much mr. chair it’s a pleasure to follow the speech one

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