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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Page: 4317

Senator SIEWERT (12:29 PM) —I will keep my comments brief. The Greens will be supporting the Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010. I would however like to put on the record that we—as I think this place is pretty well aware—completely oppose income management. I need to make sure that people understand that, in supporting this legislation, we still oppose income management, but recognise that the amendments that are being made here do actually support Aboriginal people who are caught up in income management. The amendments are a very micro step in the right direction towards helping people who are under this punitive regime so we will be supporting these amendments.