Senate debates

Thursday, 11 June 2020


Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020; In Committee

11:18 am

Photo of Louise PrattLouise Pratt (WA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing) Share this | Hansard source

Why did the government include JobKeeper as a means to acquitting the requirements of the work test, noting that many of those people on JobKeeper might be doing a little bit of work or might be doing no work? Why is it that the government won't extend the same right to acquit the paid parental leave workforce participation requirements for people who now find themselves on the jobseeker payment or who find themselves dependent on their partner because they don't meet the income thresholds to be eligible for jobseeker payments?


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