"Where can I find a second reading speech for the Social Security Act 1990? I wanted to read what the rationale was for providing welfare to the needy."

Hi, thanks for your question.

The best place to find second reading speeches from the federal Parliament is by using the ParlInfo search function on the APH website. ParlInfo allows you to search for documents from a number of sources including Hansard. Hansard is the written record of what was said in the parliament, including all speeches on bills

If you need to search for other legal texts such as bills, laws or explanatory memoranda the APH site has links to other relevant legal databases here.

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