Thursday, 5 March 2015
Pensions and Benefits
That the Senate calls on the Minister for Social Services (Mr Morrison) to give some certainty to young people and their families, and the Department of Social Services, by announcing That the Government's earn or learn measure that would see young people denied social security payments for 6 months of the year is dead, buried and cremated.
The government will not be supporting this motion. As Minister Morrison has previously said, every measure that is on the table in the Senate remains on the table. I reiterate that if the Australian Greens would like to take this measure off the table then they should put forward a fully costed and offset-funding proposal to replace it.
Question agreed to.