Senate debates

Thursday, 11 June 2020


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

11:24 am

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

Can I just confirm this: would a working woman who has lost her job and is pregnant but who has a partner who is working full-time and earns $100,000 a year—and they have a very large mortgage—be eligible for a jobseeker payment?

She's going to be assessed as dependent on her spouse and she won't meet the income test requirements to be eligible for a jobseeker payment, will she?


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