Explanatory Statement Alcohol Harm Reduction Bill 2017 (Serial 25)
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9 be referred by the court for assessment. The clinician must take all reasonable steps to assess that adult. The assessment may be made in person or based on information provided or otherwise available to the clinician. Upon completing the assessment, the clinician must make a report of the assessment to the BDR Registrar that contains a recommendation for a therapeutic support program for the adult. Part 3 Clause 27. Income Management Income management order may be made This clause provides that an income management order may be made by the BDR Registrar to require a banned adult be subject to income management under the Commonwealth Social Security Administration Act. Income management restricts the way a person may access welfare benefits thereby limiting the person's ability to purchase alcohol. The BDR Registrar may require a person to be subject to income management if a BDO of 12 months or more is in force for the person , the person would benefit from the making of an income management order and the person is an eligible welfare payment recipient. Part 38 of the Social Security Administration Act provides that an eligible welfare payment recipient is a person or their partner receiving a category H welfare payment. Clause 28. Period of income management order This clause provides that an income management order made for a banned adult is in force either whenever it is made or when a BOO comes into force (if made at same time) and remains in force for 12 months. Clause 29. Variation and revocation of income management order This clause provides that an application may be made to the BDR Registrar to vary or revoke an income management order by the person subject to income management. The BDR Registrar may vary the income management order if satisfied it is appropriate to do so having regard to the criteria for making the