Thursday, 21 March 2013
Dean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
That the Senate acknowledges:
(a) the valuable contribution that grandparents who take on the primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren make to the Australian community;
(b) that, while these grandparents take on these added responsibilities with great care and commitment, it can often lead to financial, physical and emotional hardship; and
(c) the announcement by the Western Australian State Government that it will introduce a Grandcarers Support Scheme which will provide financial assistance to those grandparents who care for their grandchildren full-time but do not receive financial support through the Department of Child Protection.
Question agreed to.