Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Questions without Notice
I have never ever stated that there will not be a reduction in funding in the out years. I have never denied that. There clearly is anticipated to be one. However, what I have always said is that it will be considered as part of the normal budgetary processes.
I want to make one thing very, very clear. It was those on the other side who failed to fund the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. That funding came to an end under that government, and there was no provision to re-fund that. That is something that this government did. The former minister, Scott Morrison, made the decision to fund it for two years. It is not unusual to provide funding for a two-year period and then consider ongoing funding in the out years.
Senator Moore, I hope you are not questioning this government's commitment to reducing violence against women and children. I would hope that in this place there is a bipartisan agreement that that is exactly what we need to do. (Time expired)