Senate debates

Thursday, 11 June 2020


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

11:54 am

Photo of Stirling GriffStirling Griff (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | Hansard source

Minister, my previous question was: are you considering looking at any other form of legislation to incorporate combined family income or fix this particular issue that I've referred to? That's my first question. My second question relates to the statement you made that the cost was $27 million a year. That is incorrect. The PBO costing out to 2022-23 totals $27.3 million, but, in each individual year, it's around $7 million to $9 million. I can table this PBO document, if that is appropriate, Chair; but it is not $27 million a year.

The CHAIR: Is leave granted? Are you able to circulate it, Senator Griff?

We can circulate it, but it was actually provided to government. It was provided to the opposition and—

The CHAIR: It may well be that the minister hasn't seen it. If you circulate it, the minister can have a look at it now.


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