Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:19 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Finance and Deregulation) Share this | Hansard source

I do not agree with the premise of the question, and that was not the answer I gave. The difficulty is that Senator Birmingham is writing the questions before he hears the answers and is writing the questions with complete disregard for the facts. He might want to know that over 300,000 pensioners in South Australia will receive an additional $338 extra per year if they are single and up to $510 per year for couples combined in their pension payments, more than 127,000 families in South Australia will receive assistance through their family assistance payments, more than 19,000 self-funded retirees will receive additional assistance, more than 56,000 job seekers will get additional assistance per year, more than 25,000 single parents in SA will get an extra $289 and more than 27,600 students in SA will get additional assistance under our package but will not get a single cent—just more tax—under yours, Senator.


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