Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Our policy in One Nation is to support an increase for pensions and an increase for JobSeeker as at pre February, yet we will not support this motion. JobSeeker makes the situation difficult because there are all kinds of allowances—family tax benefit A and B, rent assistance and energy allowance. This motion from the Greens puts no figure. It's undefined. We need to reform welfare and make it simple. I also point out that the Greens policies are rapidly increasing the cost of living in this country, and that is highly regressive on the poor, so we will not be supporting this policy.