Senate debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Questions without Notice


2:55 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Families and Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

First and foremost, the Morrison budget delivered by the Treasurer, Mr Frydenberg, on Tuesday did not leave women behind. In fact, I would say that the budget on Tuesday night was one of the most comprehensive suites of interrelated measures to support all Australians, and the support has been specifically targeted at areas of greatest need. Clearly, there are initiatives contained in the budget that are targeted specifically at women. We've been through them on numerous occasions, but, as I said, I'll go through them again if you want to ask me another question.

Equally, we have other measures that have targeted other areas of our community where there is greatest need. Clearly, the work credits that have been put in place were targeting the fact that so many young people have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Clearly, there are other initiatives that are contained in the budget that are focused on Indigenous Australians in areas of need. This budget is targeted, focused and measured.


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