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AGAINST – Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023 - Second Reading - Shift start date

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with an amendment to the usual second reading motion "that the bill be read a second time" (parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill). This means the usual motion will remain as it is.

Amendment text

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1) welcomes the changes to eligibility for parenting payment (single) which will see 57,000 single carers receive a higher basic payment to help with the costs of raising children;

(2) notes that with the current start date of 20 September 2023, over 8000 families whose children turn eight in the interim period will lose over $200 a fortnight, and face tighter income and work tests; and

(3) in light of the growing cost of living challenges, especially those faced by single parents, calls on the Government to bring forward the start date to 1 July 2023.

Summary

Date and time: 5:41 PM on 2023-05-31
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 72
Total number of "no" votes: 15
Total number of abstentions: 63
Related bill: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au

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