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Wednesday, 30 November 2005
Page: 113

Ms KING (5:18 PM) —Mr Deputy Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Jenkins)—Does the member claim to have been misrepresented?

Ms KING —I do, on two counts just now.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Ms KING —The member for Mitchell in his contribution—

Mr Cadman —You’re going back to Work for the Dole—good for you!

Ms KING —and I hear him interjecting again now—firstly stated that in my contribution I said that I wanted higher unemployment in this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. What we want is real welfare reform, not this Clayton’s welfare reform that is bashing unemployed people.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —Order! The honourable member will not debate the issue.

Ms KING —The other issue is that—

Ms Julie Bishop interjecting

Ms KING —Then make that point of order. The other issue is that he stated in his contribution that I did not support Work for the Dole. What I suggested in my contribution is that the government stop being policy lazy in its reliance on Work for the Dole and that it look at the Community Jobs Program, which has outcomes for 74 per cent of participants, compared to the 20 or so per cent contribution that Work for the Dole makes.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —The member has indicated where she has been misrepresented.