Save Search

Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

    19   NEWSTART PAYMENTS

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Bandt—That this House:

(1)    resolves that Newstart payments are too low and should increase by $50 per week; and

(2)    calls on the Government to find an appropriate savings measure to fund this increase—

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put.

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Mr Wilkie, Mr Oakeshott and Mr Katter voting “Aye”, the Speaker (Ms A. E. Burke) declared the question resolved in the negative.