House debates

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Private Members’ Business

Youth Allowance

Debate resumed from 18 October, on motion by Ms Marino:

That this House:

requires the Government:
urgently to introduce legislation to reinstate the former workplace participation criteria for independent youth allowance, to apply to students whose family home is located in inner regional areas as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics instrument Australian Standard Geographical Classification; and
to appropriate funds necessary to meet the additional cost of expanding the criteria for participation, with the funds to come from the Education Investment Fund; and
to send a message to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and request that it concur.

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The question is that the motion be agreed to.