Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 August 2023


Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023; In Committee

11:22 am

Photo of Pauline HansonPauline Hanson (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

I appreciate the fact you'll get back to me with those figures, but don't tell me that you've created the jobs. Businesses create the jobs. Manufacturing creates the jobs. People in retail create the jobs. Not you. The government, through the chair, may create jobs through employing more public servants. They're the only jobs that you create, but they're paid for by the taxpayer as well. So, I don't believe that.

But I'll go back to the point of wanting to increase Senator Pocock's amendment by 90 per cent of the age pension. We have to look after aged pensioners. They've worked hard, they've earned that right to be looked after. But when I hear about the people on welfare payments—


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