8.7.7.30 Ceduna Community Panel

Community body

SS(Admin)Act section 124PE empowers the Minister, by notifiable instrument, to authorise a body as a 'community body'.

A community body may be incorporated or unincorporated, and must provide, or intend to provide, services relating to the care, protection, welfare or safety of adults, children or families.

The Social Security (Administration) (Cashless Welfare Arrangements-Trial Area Exclusion and Community Bodies) Determination 2018 authorises the Ceduna Region Community Panel as a community body under SS(Admin)Act section 124PE.

The Minister has considered the criteria in SS(Admin)Act section 124PE and is satisfied that the Ceduna Region Community Panel intends to provide services relating to the care, protection, welfare or safety of adults, children or families.

The Ceduna Community Panel will assess whether a decrease in a trial participant's or voluntary participant's restricted proportion under SS(Admin)Act section 124PK is likely to contribute to community harm or undermine positive social norms.

A decrease in the restricted portion of a participant's payment provides a larger cash proportion to participants who are supporting a safe and positive community environment.

The Ceduna Community Panel application form and panel guidelines are available on the Ceduna Community Panel page on the DSS website.

Last reviewed: 4 February 2019