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    31   Criteria for independent youth allowance

Ms Marino, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    require the Government:

(a)    urgently to introduce legislation to reinstate the former workplace participation criteria for independent youth allowance, to apply to students whose family home is located in inner regional areas as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics instrument Australian Standard Geographical Classification; and

(b)   to appropriate funds necessary to meet the additional cost of expanding the criteria for participation, with the funds to come from the Education Investment Fund; and

(2)    send a message to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting its concurrence.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.